Former Suns star Cedric Ceballos COVID-19 free, but still recovering
Posted On September 15, 2021
Prayers are answered for Cédric Ceballos.
The former Phoenix Suns forward tweeted on Monday that he was out of intensive care because he had tested positive for COVID-19.
However, the 52-year-old has not fully recovered.
“I am COVID-19 free, thank you very much for your prayers and good luck helping me with this,” Ceballos tweeted. “I still CANNOT breathe, walk or function on my own at this time.”
Last week, Ceballos tweeted a photo of himself in an intensive care unit bedridden with an oxygen mask.
“On my 10th day in intensive care, COVID-19 officially kicks me, but I ask ALL family, friends, prayer warrior healers for your prayers and wish my recovery.
If I have done anything to you in the past, allow me to apologize publicly.
My fight is not over … ..Thx. “
A second-round pick for the Suns in Cal State Fullerton’s 1990 draft, Ceballos won the 1992 dunk contest as he wore a blindfold by teammate Dan Majerle during his final dunk which he took. called “Hocus Pocus” and scored a perfect 50.
The following season, Ceballos averaged 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds for the 1992-93 team led by NBA MVP Charles Barkley who reached the NBA Finals before losing to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls three rounds.
Ceballos continued this season with an even better year averaging 19.1 points on 53.5% shooting and 6.5 rebounds in his final year at Phoenix.
The Suns traded Ceballos to the Los Angeles Lakers for a first-round pick which they used to select Michael Finley. Ceballos responded with a career year, averaging a career-high 21.7 points and eight rebounds as he earned his only All-Star nod.
Aging 14.3 points for his 11-year NBA career, Ceballos missed the 1995 All-Star Game in Phoenix with injury.