Roy Tarpley prepares to shoot a free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. Tarpley showed flashes of greatness but likely never reached his true potential with the Mavericks.
Roy Tarpley prepares to shoot a free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. Tarpley showed flashes of greatness but likely never reached his true potential with the Mavericks. Mike Powell Getty Images
Roy Tarpley prepares to shoot a free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. Tarpley showed flashes of greatness but likely never reached his true potential with the Mavericks. Mike Powell Getty Images

Former Mavericks player Roy Tarpley dies at age 50

January 09, 2015 11:13 PM