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Cedric Ceballos hospitalized after “series of small heart attacks”

Nov 21, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT


One of the more popular NBA role players of his era, Cedric Ceballos is in a Phoenix area hospital after suffering a series of small heart attacks.

He is doing well enough to have released this statement.

“I feel blessed and very fortunate to be here today and to have made the decision to go to the hospital and get my symptoms checked out late last night.  I ask everyone to keep me in your prayers as I make my journey back to good health.  Thank everyone who has called and is concerned.  While I want to respond and speak to everyone, I cannot right now, but will be in touch very soon.  God bless you.”

Ceballos played 11 seasons in the NBA and was with the Suns for more than half of those. You probably remember him best for winning the 1992 dunk contest blindfolded. Unless you’re a Lakers fan, then you remember the Jet Ski incident.

He remains a part of the Suns organization as the public address announcer at games and does a lot of public appurtenances for the team around the area.

You can send messages to Ceballos through his Web site.

  1. jonrambo - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Get better soon Club Ced

  2. cosanostra71 - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    one of my favorite all-time Lakers, even liked him on the Suns

  3. 00maltliquor - Nov 22, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    I’ll keep you in prayer Ced.
    One of my all time favorite Lakers too. And I don’t look back on that jet ski incident first thing when remembering Ceballos.

  4. florida727 - Nov 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    As the others have said, I too hope he recovers fully, and quickly.

    Made me think of a question, if anyone can answer… I know Ced’s not a player anymore, but are the current players covered health-insurance-wise if something were to happen to them similar to this? Since they’re not being paid, I wonder if their other “benefits” are pulled too. Guessing they would be.

    Regardless, get better quick, Ced. Class act. Always was, always will be. A human highlight film.

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