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Alphonso Gene Ford (October 31, 1971 in Greenwood, Mississippi - September 4, 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee) was a superstar basketball player in the Euroleague. Image File history File links by Manuel Manna, [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Greenwood is a city located in Leflore County, Mississippi. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, of which it is the county seat. ... Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The Euroleague is a high-caliber professional basketball league with teams from all over Europe. ...


Ford played just 11 games for the Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted him in 1993 out of Mississippi Valley State University (where he became the first player in NCAA history to average 25 points in four seasons) and the Seattle SuperSonics. He played briefly in the CBA before going to Europe. Jump to: navigation, search The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... Mississippi Valley State University is a historically black university located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics to their fans) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ...


Despite being diagnosed with leukemia in 1997, Ford was the Euroleague's top scorer over the past three seasons. He died less than two weeks after announcing his retirement due to his condition. He is survived by his wife, Paula, and sons Karlderek and Alphonso, Jr. Jump to: navigation, search Leukemia (leukaemia in Commonwealth English) is a group of blood diseases characterized by malignancies (cancer) of the blood-forming tissues. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Euroleague is a high-caliber professional basketball league with teams from all over Europe. ...


In 2004 Euroleague named after him the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy. In 2005 the trophy was won [1] for the first time ever by Charles Smith, the player who replaced him in his late team, Scavolini Pesaro. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Cornelius Smith (born August 22, 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a collegiate and professional basketball player. ... Jump to: navigation, search Victoria Libertas (or VL) is a basketball team based in Pesaro, Italy. ...


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Alphonso Ford - Biografie (1250 words)
Da ben sette anni Alphonso Ford ("Fonzie", come lo chiamavano i suoi tifosi a Pesaro o "Foffo" per i suoi ex tifosi di Siena) giocava una partita contro una malattia silenziosa che era piĆ¹ forte della vita stessa.
Alphonso Ford era nato per giocare a basket, un talento naturale, esplosivo ma tecnico al tempo stesso, agonista e leader: l'uomo dell'ultimo tiro o di "palla a Fonzie e buona fortuna difensore".
Alphonso Ford muore solo 9 giorni dopo quella lettera, nella notte del 4 settembre, in un ospedale di Memphis.
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