Former Heat center Kessler dies of ap...

Former Heat center Kessler dies of apparent heart attack

There are 6 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 14, 2007, titled Former Heat center Kessler dies of apparent heart attack. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Former Heat center Alec Kessler, an NBA first-round pick who wound up achieving more in the medical field than on the court, died Saturday in Pensacola of an apparent heart attack.

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Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#1 Oct 14, 2007
A good guy!!!! Not sure if you're allowed to say "guy", may have to say "person"!!!!

United States

#2 Oct 15, 2007
R.I.P. Alec ... NBA career didn't work out, became a successful surgeon. Great role model for today's youth exemplifying the value of education beyond sports and the fact that sometimes life can be too short so make the most of what you have.

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Oct 15, 2007
I don't follow bball too closely, so I had never heard of him. Regardless, he sounds like he was an amazing person who overcame great adversity.
Bruce Keno


#4 Oct 15, 2007
Was a Heat season ticket holder during his tenure. "Great student athlete"....Isn't that what sports was intended to be in the first place? He exemplified the greatest aspects on that phrase. Sorry to see him go so early on life.

Hialeah, FL

#5 Oct 15, 2007
I remember Alec so well, ALL the team mates he played with in Miami. We would often shout for him and Alan Ogg to be taken off the bench and play...those were the days! I was shocked and saddened when I learned of his passing today. It really makes you stop and think how short life can be. My deepest sympathy to his wife, children, and family.

United States

#8 Oct 18, 2007
he was a great man! he was very nice i ment him at my sports banqute for school in pensacola!

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