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Whats the story behind the #13 Philis Jersey hanging up with Pistol-Petes in the arena?

seriously? I don't know who that is and have wondered all season but figured to get blasted for not knowing....

~ Slowly backs away, palms raised, maintaining eye contact so as not to be caught off guard by the attacks that are sure to come.
 

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Bobby Phills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On January 12, 2000, while a member of the Charlotte Hornets, Phills was killed in an automobile accident in Charlotte, North Carolina. Phills was traveling behind teammate David Wesley at over 75 mph (121 km/h) when his Porsche spun and crossed into oncoming traffic. It hit another car, which in turn was struck in the rear by a minivan.<SUP id=cite_ref-RMN_1-0 class=reference jQuery183014323450874617594="9">[1]</SUP> The drivers of the other two vehicles recovered, while Phills was pronounced dead at the scene.<SUP id=cite_ref-RMN_1-1 class=reference jQuery183014323450874617594="12">[1]</SUP> A police report said Phills and Wesley were driving "in an erratic, reckless, careless, in a negligent or aggressive manner."<SUP id=cite_ref-2 class=reference jQuery183014323450874617594="15">[2]</SUP> Wesley later was convicted of reckless driving after being cleared of a racing charge.<SUP id=cite_ref-RMN_1-2 class=reference jQuery183014323450874617594="18">[1]</SUP> Phills is survived by his parents, his wife Kendall, and three children.
The Hornets retired his #13 jersey number on February 9, 2000. Phills' was the first number that the Hornets franchise had ever retired.
 

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