Former Suns Player Cedric Ceballos is ‘COVID-19 Free’ but he is Still Recovering

Cedric Ceballos’ prayers are being answered.

After testing positive for COVID-19, the former Phoenix Suns forward tweeted Monday that he is no longer in intensive care.

The 52-year-old has yet to fully recuperate.

“I am COVID-19 free, thank you so very much for your prayers and well wishes to help me with that,” Ceballos tweeted. “I still CAN NOT breathe, walk or function on my own yet.”

Ceballos tweeted a photo of himself in an intensive care unit, bedridden and wearing an oxygen mask, last week.

“On my 10th day in ICU, COVID-19 is officially kicking my but, I am asking ALL family, friends, prayer warriors healers for your prayers and well wish for my recovery. 

If I have done and anything to you in the past , allow me to publicly apologize. 

My fight is not done…..Thx.”

A second-round pick for the Suns in the 1990 draft out of Cal State Fullerton, Ceballos won the 1992 slam dunk contest as he wore a blindfold put on him by teammate Dan Majerle on his final dunk he called “Hocus Pocus” and scored a perfect 50.

The next season, Ceballos averaged 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds for the 1992-93 team led by NBA MVP Charles Barkley that reached the NBA Finals before losing to Michael Jordan and the three-peat Chicago Bulls.

Ceballos had an even better year the following season, averaging 19.1 points on 53.5 percent shooting and 6.5 rebounds in his final season in Phoenix.

Ceballos was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a first-round pick, which the Suns used to select Michael Finley. Ceballos responded by having a breakout year, averaging 21.7 points and eight rebounds while earning his only All-Star selection.

Ceballos missed the 1995 All-Star game in Phoenix due to injuries, despite averaging 14.3 points in his 11-year NBA career.

Source: MSN Sports

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