Phoenix Suns Franchise Legend Passes Away

A sad day in the NBA today, as one of the game's legends has passed away. The Phoenix Suns' all-time scoring leader, Walter Davis, was 69.

In addition to 15 star-laden years in the NBA, he was a legend as well for North Carolina in the NCAA. The men's basketball program announced that Davis died "of natural causes while visiting family."

Davis began his career as the No. 5 overall pick in the 1977 Draft, and 1977-78 was named the NBA Rookie of the Year with the Phoenix Suns. He spent 11 years there. 

A six-time All-Star, and two-time All-NBA 2nd Team member, Davis averaged 18.9 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 1,033 career games with the Suns, Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. 

RIP Walter Davis.