We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Demetrius Calip on February 5, 2023, who helped the Michigan men’s basketball team win the national championship in 1989. He was 53 years old when he died, and he will be remembered for his extraordinary contributions to the University of Michigan. Continue reading to learn more.
Who was Demetrius Calip?
Demetrius Calip was an American professional basketball player known for his time with the Los Angeles Lakers and for helping the University of Michigan Wolverines win the 1989 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. Born in Flint, Michigan, where he quickly gained notoriety on the local courts due to his athleticism and skill, Calip was an important part of the championship-winning Wolverines and then left Flint to pursue a professional career which took him to California. In addition to playing basketball professionally, Calip also made appearances in two major basketball-themed films: Blue Chips (1994) and Eddie (1996). His dynamic presence made him stand out both on and off the court, ensuring that his name will live on long beyond his retirement.
Calip also had a career in acting after college and managed a mortgage company before becoming a basketball coach himself. One of his students was Darius Morris, who played for the Wolverines from 2009-11 and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011 NBA Draft. He is remembered fondly by all those who knew him as an amazing person both on and off the court – not only did he make history with his incredible contributions to U-M basketball but also left behind inspiring legacies in many other areas of life as well.
How did Demetrius Calip die? What was the cause of his death?
Demetrius Calip was a legendary basketball player who had a long, illustrious career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was an outstanding player and his death has come as a devastating shock to all those who knew him or were fans of his work. What caused Demetrius Calip’s death remains unknown currently and might remain that way forever. Nevertheless, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult period.
Demetrius Calip Obituary
We mourn with all those affected by Demetrius Calip’s death and offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Let us come together and honor him through remembering all that he accomplished on both sides of the court – not just as a player but also as an actor and coach – along with his remarkable legacy as one of Michigan’s most beloved Wolverines alumni ever. Rest easy Mr. Calip – you will be missed dearly! #ForeverAChampion #ForeverAMichiganMan #RIPDemetriusCalip #GoBlue!
Tributes Pour To Demetrius Calip Death
Frederick Smith [email protected]_Hoops
Sorry to hear this. Met Demetrius 30 years ago at the SPL. Produced his 1st hilite reel with @olskool888 Good dude. Good player! Demetrius Calip, member of Michigan basketball’s 1989 national title team, dies at 53.
RD Lau 🇵🇦@ReekLaw
Rest in Peace to my guy Demetrius Calip! Was a baller in his day, a champion and a great man! I put Noah in his hands during his younger days & he took care of my son as if he was his own… Prayers to LilDC and Cynthia! He will be missed!
Ronnie [email protected]
Damn, I’m sorry to hear about this. Got to know DC when DT coached the Elite 24 out at Venice. Sorry for your loss.