Orlando Woolridge, who played two of his 13 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, died Friday, the Shreveport Times reported. He was 52.
According to the report, Woolridge had been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition at his parents' home in Mansfield, La.
In his college career, Woolridge was best known for his role in helping Notre Dame reach the Final Four in 1978 as a freshman. As a senior, his last-second jumper snapped the 28-game winning streak top-ranked Virginia then held.
Professionally, Woolridge is strongly linked with the Chicago Bulls, whom drafted him sixth overall in 1981. He played in the Windy City for five seasons and averaged 22.9 points per game in the 1984-85 campaign, which also marked Michael Jordan's rookie year.