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Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos battling COVID-19 in ICU

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Former NBA journeyman Cedric Ceballos is fighting for his life against COVID-19. The 52-year-old posted on Twitter that he was on his 10th day in the ICU as he continues to battle the virus.

As you can see, Cedric Ceballos is not in good condition. He’s asking for prayers from everyone. This is another example of why COVID-19 is no joke. It’s unknown if he is vaccinated, but this shows how serious this entire pandemic really is. Even a once healthy NBA player can become a victim.

Ceballos played for five different teams in his career, most notable the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. He even made the All-Star Game in 1994-1995 with LA after averaging 21.7 points and 8.0 rebounds. Cedric Ceballos had some brief stints in lower-level leagues and overseas, with his playing career spanning a whole 21 years. However, his time in the NBA ended in 2001 with the Miami Heat.

Another notable accolade for him was winning the Dunk Contest in 1995 when he threw down a two-handed slam with a blindfold over his eyes. In total, Ceballos averaged 14.3 points, 5.3 boards, and 1.2 assists on 50% shooting from the field in 609 contests.

Hopefully, Cedric Ceballos can get past COVID-19. The NBA world will be praying you win the fight.