Ex-NBA star Marvin Webster found dead in hotel

By: AP/11 Sports
By: AP/11 Sports
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Former NBA star Marvin Webster has been found dead in a bathtub at a Tulsa hotel.

The 56-year-old Webster was discovered in his room Monday morning in the Ambassador Hotel.

Police spokesman Jason Willingham says foul play is not suspected and the death apparently stemmed from an illness. The medical examiner office says the cause of death has not been determined.

Willingham says the former 7-foot-1 center had been living at the hotel and employees grew concerned after not seeing him for several days.

Webster played nine seasons in the NBA, including six with the New York Knicks. He also played for Denver, Seattle and Milwaukee. He averaged 7.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. His first pro season was with Denver of the ABA in 1975.

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