Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos, nonetheless in intensive care unit, gives replace on battle with COVID-19

Cedric Ceballos is “COVID-19 free,” however he nonetheless has a protracted strategy to go on his highway to restoration.

The previous NBA participant, whose profession spanned 11 seasons with 5 groups, provided an replace on his situation Monday morning. Ceballos surprised his Twitter followers final week when he revealed that he had been within the intensive care unit for 10 days and shared a photograph of himself sporting an oxygen masks.

Ceballos adopted up practically per week later, saying that, whereas he’s now out of isolation, he’s nonetheless unable to breathe or stroll with out medical help.

“I’ll nonetheless combat and I ask for uplifting in your finish,” learn a tweet from Ceballos’ verified account. “Proceed to be good to 1 one other and I pray we are going to speak quickly.”

A second-round decide within the 1990 NBA Draft, Ceballos loved his finest seasons with the Suns and Lakers. He averaged 12.8 factors and 5.5 rebounds for the Phoenix workforce that reached the 1993 NBA Finals, however he suffered an damage within the Western Convention finals and missed the championship sequence towards the Bulls.

He was traded from the Suns to the Lakers in September of 1994 and went on to common a career-high 21.7 factors and eight.0 rebounds per sport the next season, incomes his first and solely All-Star berth. He later hung out with the Mavericks, Pistons and Warmth.

Ceballos was additionally recognized for his victory within the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest. Throughout that occasion, he earned an ideal rating for throwing down a two-handed dunk whereas blindfolded.

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