Via Marc Berman
Earl Monroe was in tears yesterday upon hearing his former Knicks roommate and backcourt mate, Dean Meminger, was found dead in a Harlem hotel, possibly of a drug overdose.
Monroe and Meminger were teammates on the 1973 championship team and became best friends. Monroe is godfather to Meminger’s daughter, Maisha.
“I’m devastated by the fact he’s passed,’’ Monroe told The Post yesterday. “His daughter called me. I’m her godfather, which is indicative of how close we had gotten and remained over the years. I’m kind of devastated. I’m not feeling great. This made me feel even worse.’’