Former NBA player Cedric Ceballos and guest arrive at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Well-known former Phoenix Suns' player Ced Ceballos has been hospitalized after a series of small heart attacks.
Cedric Ceballos, former NBA player and part owner of the Arizona Scorpions ABA basketball team, suffered what was described in a press release as a series of small heart attacks on Sunday. He has been hospitalized and released the following 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, 42, played 11 seasons in the NBA with six of those for the Phoenix Suns. He is employed by the Suns as the in-game master of ceremonies and as such is a very public figure with the team. He is also a part owner of the Arizona Scorpions of the ABA, a team that just began its first season a few weeks ago
Ceballos is known by many basketball fans for winning the 1992 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. If he can dunk a ball blindfolded, we are confident he can overcome his current challenges.