Frank Ramsey, who won 7-championships with the Boston Celtics, died July 8, at age 86. That is interesting for a few reasons.
Boston Celtics = 78 (July 8 or 7/8 like 78)
'86 was the year of the first NBA Finals & the Celtics won
Blood Sacrifice = 86
Notice he died 5-days before turning age 87.
The National Basketball Association = 113