Alton Ford was found dead on April 2, or 4/2. Alton Ford = 42
We know about 42 and black history...
As for him being a Houston star, he has died 57-days before his 37th birthday. As we've been saying all season, the Houston Rockets are likely destined for the NBA Finals, and 57 is the number.
The NBA Finals = 57 (Reduction, S10)
NBA Finals = 57 (Reverse Reduction)
Fifty-Seven = 131; Championship = 131; Super Bowl = 131
As for him dying at age 36...
The NBA Finals = 666
Basketball Game = 666
666, the 36th triangular number