Lloyd Lesley “Sonny” Dove

Lloyd Lesley “Sonny” Dove

Birth
Death 14 Feb 1983 (aged 37)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Kew Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section L, plot 41c, grave 4
Memorial ID 73425266 · View Source
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An American professional basketball player.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, New York. His family were of Native American Niantic/Narragansett and Mashpee Wampanoag descent.

His mother Adeline B. Hicks was the sister of the Mashpee Wampanoag hereditary tribal sachem Earl Mills.

A 6'7" forward from St. John's University, Dove was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the fourth pick of the 1967 NBA Draft. He played two years with the Pistons before joining the New York Nets of the ABA, with whom he remained until 1972. In his NBA/ABA career, Dove averaged 11.1 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game.

Dove died when the taxi he was driving skidded into the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn in 1983.


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  • Created by: Athanatos
  • Added: 15 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73425266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lloyd Lesley “Sonny” Dove (16 Aug 1945–14 Feb 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73425266, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) Unknown.