Sam Lacey Memorial Fund
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Sam's Memorial Fund.
- Alires, Barri and Gretchen
I would like to thank everyone who came out to support Big Fella and his family yesterday. It was extemely tough but we got thru it. Rough days ahead but we'll keep praying. If you are making donations, make checks payable to Calvin Thompson and in the memo line put "Sam Lacey Memorial". RIP Big Fella!
I am so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. AGGIES of our time, were proud of our basketball program and players...sweet memories of our very own winning team. Rest in Peace, Sam.
I was Coach Lou Henson's secretary in the Athletic Dept. when Sam Lacey played his college ball at NMSU. He was a gentle giant, outstanding athlete role model, and my kid's favorite. My daughter who was 10 yrs. old at the time, traveled with us to the Final Four in 1970, and Sam held her hand as the team and staff were given a VIP tour of the White House. She has never forgotten that. We will never forget #44 and all the joyous memories of watching him play basketball! Rest in peace Sam Lacey, and say "Hi" to my Mom who was also a big fan of yours!
I was saddened to hear the news of Sam's passing… I met Sam in the summer of 1970 when I was a 13 year old kid at Bob Cousy's basketball camp in New Hampshire. He had just been drafted by the Cincinnati Royals and showed up at the camp to work out before the upcoming season. I spent two weeks being his "rebounder". I helped him work out every day while he worked on his jump shot. For a man of his size, if you didn't know him, you could easily be intimidated by him. I'll never forget what a kind, gentle man he was. I followed his career in the NBA and will always hold him in high esteem. To his family, I'm sorry for your loss. RIP Slammin' Sam.