Bryce Harper pays tribute to Jerry Tarkanian
The basketball world lost a colorful personality on Wednesday when Jerry Tarkanian passed away at the age of 84. Tarkanian coached at Fresno State and had a brief stint with the Spurs, but he’s most well known for his time at UNLV, the school he took to the Final Four four times and led to a national title in 1990. Bryce Harper, who was born in Las Vegas, was among those to salute the Hall of Famer.
The Nationals outfielder visited the Thomas & Mack Center, home of the UNLV basketball team, wearing a jacket with the last names of the starting five from the championship team along with Tarkanian’s famous “the Shark” nickname.
“Legends Never Die” Nobody will ever be better than Tark the “Shark” Thank you for everything you have done for UNLV and the Las Vegas area..You truly are a Legend! #THESHARK #NeverForget ” Harper wrote on Instagram along with posting the above photo.
Jerry Tarkanian’s impact on Las Vegas won’t soon be forgotten and it’s nice to see one of the city’s more famous natives appreciating and celebrating Tarkanian’s life and legacy.
Photo via: Instagram/bryceharper3407