He died last year, Did anyone here already know about his death?
Dave Meyers, JW Elder/Former NBA Player died
I'm surprised no one seemed to have posted this. We noticed it; I had a roommate whose sister attended his congregation in Milwaukee. It was not hard to pick him out of the crowd. Otherwise, he looked just like any other jw. He did not bring attention to his past sports career, not like whatshisname who is always talking about his brief military career pre-jw.
Its says in his retirement , he went back to school and finished his degree . He also coached youth basketball.
Man that must have been one liberal hall or maybe he just didn’t care. Or he was a superstar in the hall so they just looked the other way.
Mind you this is Wikipedia. Who knows what is true.
Celebrities get away with a lot, especially men with money.
We have a doctor in our hall. He is a born in and originally from the third world so I do cut him some slack. He is a really nice guy.
His kids are in organized sports. No one bats an eye about it.
The funny part is they are black and already head over shoulders better than the white kids. What happens when they really get older and find out they are generally quicker, faster and stronger than the majority of kids in their school. Are they really going to want to quit ?
He did not bring attention to his past sports career, not like whatshisname who is always talking about his brief military career pre-jw.....Blondie
If I Still Had My Rifle..
It Would Be Easier To Shoot Apostates And..
It was a big, big deal back in the 70's when he converted. As I recall, he was one of the players the Lakers traded for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He had a feature article in the Awake I think, or maybe it was a Watchtower.
There were, well, not many, but a handful of high-profile conversions to JWs in the run-up to 1975. Meyers, Teresa Graves, Larry Graham, George Benson.
Yeah, five page article in the Awake! May 22, 1985
Does anyone know what ever happened to Elmore Smith (Lakers-Bucs-Cavs)? He converted before Meyers.
WOW!................. I never met Dave, but I understand that he was a really nice person. This has brought back a really good memory for me. Back in the mid '70's, after I left Watchtower Farms, I was given the gift of a solid 14k gold Timex watch. It was re-gifted to me by someone that received it directly from him! Thanks for posting this news, although it is sad, it brings back a great memory for me. Unfortunately, the watch was stolen from my shop and never recovered.