Wife of former KU basketball star ready to give her kidney to get one for her husband
KSHB | Dia Wall
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 1991 NCAA Basketball Championship game is still a bittersweet memory for Alonzo Jamison.
"Some things you don't forget, and that's one of them," Jamison remembered. "Unfortunately I went one for 10 shooting that game." The Jayhawks lost to Duke 72-65, a score the forward carries even now. "It's just one of those things that you always have things in your background that you hope you could change."
In the years since, Jamison has played overseas and coached basketball as well. A year ago, however, he lost a step. "Started feeling really bad and diabetes is actually on both sides of my family," Jamison said.
After he stopped playing basketball, he developed Type 2 diabetes, which caused his kidneys to fail. Continue reading