A legacy larger than life, that’s what Chris Street left behind. Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of man born to play basketball.
“He was determined that’s what he wanted to do, be a Hawkeye, “Street’s father Mike told Channel 13. “I used to joke if he went anywhere else we wouldn’t be able to buy any clothes because that’s all we had.”
Street was the all-American kid. The type of person you hope your own kids grow up to be like. Chris Street was more than a basketball player.
Family friend Jeff Petersen remembers, “his love of life, he always had time for you, he never passed someone by.”
“He was the type of person who could make your day, he was a real people person,” former teacher Bob Kling said.
The light in so many lives taken way too soon, “We deal with it every day. It’s like an open wound that heals sometimes it breaks open and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s always there you just never know how you’ll react,” Mike said.
But his legacy will never be forgotten, “I think about him constantly, I don’t think that will ever go away,” High School Coach Bert Hanson said.