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Ernest Lee: Still schooling people

Ernest Lee was a high school star in Sacramento. He never made it to the NBA, but lessons learned from his tragic tale resonate even more than his spectacular play.

Originally Published: August 17, 2010
By Harold Abend | ESPNHS

In conjunction with the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Aug. 28, ESPNHS is profiling California's 24 greatest streetball players ever. Some went on to become NBA stars, some were high school stars and pro flameouts, while others were beset by unlucky breaks or tragedy. The countdown continues with No. 9 on our list, Kennedy (Sacramento, Calif.) graduate Ernest Lee.

Every California streetball icon has serious game. Each has a story behind his legend.The story of Ernest Lee is tragic, but the lessons ...

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