Professional Basketball Player, Lucious Jackson, dies at 80

Lucious Jackson was an American professional basketball player known for a power forward and center position, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association for eight seasons.

He also was  a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

What Caused the Death of former 76ers star and NBA Champion Lucious Jackson?

Jackson who was 80 years old, passed suddenly from heart failure On October 12, 2022, in Houston, Texas. Jackson played with the Philadelphia 76ers for eight seasons after being selected by them as the fourth overall choice in the first round of the 1964 NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers released a heartfelt statement on Thursday following the passing of Lucious “Luke” Jackson at the age of 80.

Jackson, an NBA All-Star, played for the 76ers for his entire eight-season career and was a vital contributor to the squad that won the championship in 1967. He will be sadly missed. Before Jackson’s passing, his marriage to Marva lasted 57 years.

They relocated to Marva’s hometown of Beaumont, Texas, after his basketball career was over. Luscious Jackson, an all-female rock group from the 1990s, took Lucious Jackson as their name inspiration. His wife calls him a “family man” and a “fun-loving person.”

Lucious Jackson Age, Family, and Early Life

Lucious Jackson was born on October 31, 1941, in San Marcos, Texas, USA. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. When he was young, his family moved to Bastrop, Louisiana, when he was in high school because San Marcos would not allow him to play for the all-white basketball team. However, we do not have any specific information regarding his family background, which makes it difficult to find any detailed information about his father and mother right now.

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Furthermore, we haven’t heard about his family, so we don’t know whether he has any siblings or not. We are therefore unable to provide you with any current information about his life. Once we learn more about him, we will update whatever is relevant to him.

Lucious Jackson Career, What was his Profession?

He played basketball professionally and was an American. From 1964 until 1972, he was a power forward and center with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson participated in the 1964 Summer Olympics with the American national squad as well. In 1963 and 1964, he received the Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player Award at the NAIA Men’s Basketball Championships.

Jackson also participated in the 1963 FIBA World Championship and Pan American Games as a member of the American men’s national basketball squad. He competed for the American Olympic basketball team that captured the gold medal in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 1964.

Jackson spent eight NBA seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers after being picked by them as the fourth overall choice in the first round of the 1964 NBA Draft. 2002 saw his retirement.

Which school and college did he go to?

He graduated from Morehouse High School in Bastro and later finished his degree at Pan American University.

Lucious Jackson Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of this person is currently unclear due to the lack of publicly accessible personal information.

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We will update this section as soon as we receive any information related to him or his family’s worth in near future.

Lucious Jackson Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and he was married to his wife Marva with whom he shared three children.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We did not find him on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we assume he might not be available on it or might be available with a different username.

We will update this section if we get any leads in the future regarding his social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other platforms.

Physical Appearance of Lucious Jackson’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourSalt and paper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Lucious Jackson’s should be known

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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current Spouse Marva