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Dwayne Schintzius fighting for life

Feb 19, 2010, 8:34 AM EDT

Dwayne Schintzius, the former Net and Celtic from the 1990s, is back in his native Florida battling for his life against leukemia.

Schintzius, 41, had a bone marrow transplant about three weeks ago with marrow donated from his brother, Travis. At the time the prognosis seemed encouraging for the former Brandon High star…

But his condition apparently has not significantly improved.

“Since that time, things have changed,” said Myrna Stall, Dwayne Schintzius’ aunt. “The situation is not good. I can tell you that.”

Schintzius was an All-America center at Florida who played eight seasons in the NBA in the 1990s and was the quintessential journeyman, being with five teams in those eight years. He spent three seasons in New Jersey and started 11 games for the Nets in the 1994-95 season.

He was diagnosed in November. His family is with him in the hospital. We wish him and his family the best in these trying times. (Hat tip to The Big Lead.)

  1. Carl - Feb 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    As a Kentucky fan I was not a fan of Dwayne. He had some very good games against us, but I wish him the best of luck. I had alot of fight on the court and I’m sure he will fight this as well. Good luck !

  2. John Shearer - Feb 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Please know that our prayers are with you. Any UK fan will remember how you competed against us, so we pray you will compete against that foe that would seek to take your life. God bless you in this battle for life, friend.

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  4. Alma Lockhart - Feb 20, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Your post reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in West Virginia. My grandfather used to say “When life give you lemons, make lemonade”. But he was a hopeless drunk who never made much sense so I never paid much attention to him. Have a great day!
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