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Walt Hazzard lived for others

For all his accolades, Hazzard will be remembered as a great leader and family man

Updated: November 18, 2011, 10:14 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

He loved Miles Davis, the Lakers and Red Vines. He married a UCLA song girl, won an NCAA title with John Wooden and Olympic gold with Bill Bradley, Larry Brown and Coach Henry Iba. He was a first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Lakers and traded laughs with Kobe and Shaq.

Walt Hazzard was successful in everything he did and had ample reason to brag and boast. But what he was most proud of was his family -- Jaleesa, his wife of 47 years last May; his successful four boys; and the ...

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