photo: AC Throwing it down in the 2008 Dolphin Park Classic Dunk Contest
Just a month ago, Aaron “AC” Chan was a participant in the Dolphin Park Classic’s Dunk Contest. But last weekend, his life was cut short as he was tragically murdered outside of a Vancouver nightclub. AC was an aspiring musician, who was well known in basketball circles across the Lower Mainland. He was just 25-years-old.
I didn’t know him personally, but loved watching him play pickup at the Thompson Community Centre courts (home of the Dolphin Tournament). In fact I saw him there just a few weeks ago. His game was legit. At barely 6-feet, Chan could handle, shoot, drop dimes and boy he could get up. AC was definitely was flashy. Every pass, lay-up and cram had a little mustard on it. He was always having fun out there and was always smiling, you could tell he loved the game. It truly is a shame to see such a promising life come to an end. RIP AC!