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4:53 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Remembering Sam Lacey, Part Of Kansas City's First NBA Team

Sam Lacey playing for the Cincinnati Royals in 1971.
Credit Cincinnati Royals / © 1971

At a time when the name "Cinderella" will be tossed around in association with teams pulling upsets in the NCAA tournament this week, Sam Lacey was part of what was the biggest Cinderella story in Kansas City pro-basketball history.

Lacey, who would have turned 66 later this month, died last week in Kansas City. A memorial tribute will take place Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Loretto on 39th Street.

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