Famous College Basketball Star Died At 70 Thursday

On Thursday afternoon, the basketball world received some bad news when a former player passed away.

Greg Lee, who was a starter on the UCLA Bruins during the team's run to two national titles, passed earlier this week, according to several reports. He was 70 years old.

"Former UCLA basketball player Greg Lee, a starter on two national championship teams under John Wooden in 1972 and 1973 before moving on to tremendous success in beach volleyball, has died.

He reportedly had a close relations with a female staff member of the franchise's employees, per Wojnarowski. The relationship is considered to be in violation of the team's guidance.

He was 70," Los Angeles Times journalist Ben Bolch revealed in a tweet.

During the 1971-72 and 1972-73 seasons, Lee helped lead UCLA to back-to-back undefeated seasons that resulted in national titles under famed head coach John Wooden.

He went on to have a short professional basketball career before becoming a superb beach volleyball player.

Our sympathies are with the Lee family.

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