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Shawn Bradley 2021 Former NBA center paralyzed as result of bike .

Shawn Bradley 2021 Former NBA center  paralyzed as result of bike .

Shawn Bradley 2021 Former NBA center paralyzed as result of bike .

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 -0700

A traumatic spinal cord injury has left former NBA center Shawn Bradley paralyzed after he was struck by an automobile while riding his bike

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Robert Horry and David Fizdale react to the news of Shawn Bradley’s bicycling accident that has left him paralyzed.

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Former NBA center Shawn Bradley suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed, according to a statement released on his behalf by the Dallas Mavericks.

On Jan.

20, Bradley was struck from behind by an automobile while riding his bicycle a block from his home in St.

George, Utah.

He underwent neck fusion surgery and has spent the past eight weeks hospitalized and undergoing rehabilitation.

“With his wife Carrie at his side around the clock, and supported by an amazing team of rehabilitation specialists and family, Bradley is in good spirits,” the statement read, in part.

“He plans to use his accident as a platform to bring greater public awareness to the importance of bicycle safety.”

Bradley, 48, was the No.

2 pick in the 1993 draft, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers after spending two years on a Mormon mission following his freshman year at BYU.

He’s 7-foot-6 and averaged 8.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during his 12-season NBA career, spending the last 8½ years of that time with the Mavericks.

“We are saddened to hear of Shawn’s accident,” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in the statement.

“Shawn has always been incredibly determined and shown a fighting spirit.

We wish him nothing but the best in his recovery.

He will always be a part of our Mavs family.”

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 -0700

The former NBA center and No

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2 overall pick in 1993 suffered his injury on Jan

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20, 2021 while riding his bike

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Official release

Shawn Bradley, shown in this photo from 2010, played 12 seasons in the NBA.

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks are issuing the following press release on behalf of former Maverick Shawn Bradley as well as the below statements from Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson:

Shawn Bradley released the first public details today of the accident that he suffered on January 20, 2021.

Bradley, the 7’6” former NBA player with the Dallas Mavericks, was struck from behind by an automobile while riding his bicycle a mere block from his home in St.

George, Utah.

The accident caused a traumatic spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. After undergoing neck fusion surgery, Bradley has spent the last eight weeks hospitalized and undergoing rehabilitation.

Bradley, a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spent two years performing missionary work in Australia after his freshman year at Brigham Young University.

Following his mission, Bradley was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers as the number two pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, but he spent the majority of his career with the Dallas Mavericks.

His very strong sense of faith is being tested as he participates in grueling physical therapy and learns how to cope with the challenges of paraplegia.

Doctors have advised him that his road to recovery will be both long and arduous, perhaps an even more difficult physical challenge than playing professional basketball.

With his wife Carrie at his side around the clock, and supported by an amazing team of rehabilitation specialists and family, Bradley is in good spirits.

He plans to use his accident as a platform to bring greater public awareness to the importance of bicycle safety.

Bradley asked to convey his deep appreciation for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers he has received from family, friends and fans.

Their support has energized his recovery and bolstered his confidence that he will manage the long process ahead successfully.

He does not plan to issue further public updates, preferring to devote his full concentration on his rehabilitation.

We are thinking of former 76er Shawn Bradley and his family.

Wishing them all the best during Shawn’s recovery.

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— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 17, 2021

Mark Cuban:

“We are saddened to hear of Shawn’s accident.

Shawn has always been incredibly determined and shown a fighting spirit.

We wish him nothing but the best in his recovery.

He will always be a part of our Mavs family.”

Donnie Nelson:

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Shawn’s injury and our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

In his eight-plus seasons in Dallas, Shawn demonstrated all of the qualities you want in a person representing your organization.

He has always exhibited unwavering grit and determination and we are thinking of him at this difficult time.

He is a Maverick for life.”

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– March 17, 2021

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