In the world of Detroit basketball Tony Tolbert was a legend. He died at the age of 50 after contracting the coronavirus. He was not vaccinated.
He played high school basketball at Saint Martin de Porres High School. He began his college career at Michigan and then went on to play for two years at the University of Detroit.
Tolbert is known to his friends as a man who loved his family, friends and community. Tolbert was hospitalized on July 28. His friends said he was laughing with them on the phone Monday afternoon, and by Monday evening he had died.
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