Basketball world mourns the death of former Basketball Cat Terrence Clarke

From Lakers' star LeBron James to former hometown teammates, many remember Terrence Clarke


LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – No more than 24 hours after the news of his death was announced, the basketball world is still mourning former Basketball Cat Terrence Clarke.

Clarke was killed Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, CA. He was leaving a workout when he ran a red light, hit a car, then a pole, and a wall. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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From former teammates to Lakers’ star LeBron James, condolences from across the basketball world are pouring in for Clarke. Even Fenway Park, the home to the Boston Red Sox, honoring native Bostonian Terrence Clarke.

Former UK Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Tony Barbee was named the head coach at Central Michigan today. During his introductory press conference, he spoke about what Clarke meant to him.

ABC 36’s Bryan Kennedy has a full report on the reactions to the death of former UK Basketball star Terrence Clarke.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas