Friends, fans pay final respects

Updated: May 20, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Karen Morrison drove to the Friendship Baptist Church two hours early but swore to herself she wasn't going inside. She didn't want her memories shattered.

"I want to remember that smile," she said, sobbing. "That smile."

The smile belonged to former Oklahoma basketball star and popular jazz musician Wayman Tisdale, who died in his hometown last week after a long battle with cancer.

"My belief is he's resting," said Morrison, who knew Tisdale while she was a junior ...

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