Former Lakers All-Star Gives Promising Update About His Health as he Recovers From COVID-19

Published 09/13/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


Cedric Ceballos has been one of the Lakers’ big stars over the years. As a small-forward, he played for around three seasons with the Lakers. Recently, the NBA great tested positive for Covid-19, and has been suffering ever since. At the age of 52, it is not easy for him to battle such a terrible disease. After weeks of tension, Cedric provided a crucial update to all his fans.

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Former Lakers star Ceballos free of Covid-19, but still on health support

Towards the end of September, Ceballos took to Twitter to reveal his battle with the deadly virus. He was admitted to the intensive care unit, and matters became very serious. The former NBA All-star even asked for prayers and support for his recovery. The NBA star was a second-round draft pick way back in 1990, and played multiple seasons after that. But now, Cedric seems to be doing better.

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In another social media post, the former Laker has revealed that he is indeed free of Covid-19 now. He said, “Hello family and friends, giving a UPDATE on my health situation…. I am Covid-19 free, thank you so very much for your prayers and well wishes to help me with that. I still CAN NOT breathe, walk or function on my own yet…” Though there is a long way to go, it is good to know that Cedric Ceballos is doing better.

Cedric Ceballos’ NBA career was a mixed bag

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The then young Ceballos launched his professional career with the Phoenix Suns. In his first couple of seasons, he did not make a mark, barely getting a game here and there. After two more years, Cedric moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he had a much better impact. In his first outing with the yellow brigade, Ceballos averaged nearly 22 points on the whole.

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As his career went on, the man from Hawaii saw a gradual decline in his performances. Injuries and lack of consistency plagued the dying stages of his journey, and he called it a day in 2001. Cedric Ceballos thus ended his NBA career with an average of 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

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We all hope to see the great Cedric Ceballos fit and fine sooner rather than later. Keep yourselves glued to our page for any further updates in the coming days.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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