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Old 09-07-21, 11:59 AM
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This makes me sad. Former Laker and Sun Cedric Ceballos is pretty sick with COVID right now and is in ICU. He had someone post this message for him,


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https://twitter.com/cedceballos/stat...630215681?s=20

This makes me sad. Former Laker and Sun Cedric Ceballos is pretty sick with COVID right now and is in ICU. He had someone post this message for him,
Dang, that hits me hard. I hope he pulls through too.
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Ten days in the ICU—yikes.
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Re: Official 2021 NBA Off-Season Thread

He was the only Laker All-Star between Magic and Shaq, iirc. And he got injured and didn't play in the game. Lean times for the team.
Hope he pulls through. Wish he had gotten his vaccine.


Edit : Yep I was right. What a lot of crap is stored in my head.

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Yeah, he was a great scorer, and a... not so great defender. He also had that infamous incident where he left the team to deal with a family matter, never told anyone, and was seen water skiing on a lake somewhere.
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Re: Official 2021 NBA Off-Season Thread

Jeanie Buss just tweeted about Ced

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I recall Ced got traded to the Suns for Robert Horry in what ended up being one of the biggest under-the-radar trade Ws in history.
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Old 09-07-21, 03:31 PM
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Re: Official 2021 NBA Off-Season Thread

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I recall Ced got traded to the Suns for Robert Horry in what ended up being one of the biggest under-the-radar trade Ws in history.
Yup, Horry was in the dog house in Phoenix and got into it with Danny Ainge, so they dumped him for Ced. They wouldn't have won those 3 titles in the early 2000s without him.

I liked Ced and he had some good moments in his 2+ years including a 50 point game. I went to the Forum a few times to see him, Van Exel and Eddie Jones play. They were young and exciting, but never achieved bigger playoff success.

Once they got Shaq and Kobe, he no longer fit in and getting Horry for him was a huge W like you said.


Anyways, I hope he can recover from this. I recall a few years ago he had health problems related to his heart.
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Don’t be surprised if Dwight adds three point shooting this season

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Re: Official 2021 NBA Off-Season Thread

If you're a Sacramento Kings fan, they just hired Kayte Christensen as their full-time TV analyst to work with Mark Jones


She did play 7 seasons in the WNBA. She was previously the Kings sideline reporter I believe. I think that's great that more female analysts are getting jobs. Doris Burke is awesome on ESPN.
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I'm still awaiting the day Candace Parker retires and joins TNT (or somewhere else):

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Re: Official 2021 NBA Off-Season Thread

Lakers officially sign DeAndre Jordan. Their roster is now set.

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Lakers officially sign DeAndre Jordan. Their roster is now set.
Assuming Marc Gasol comes back, I assume?
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Yeah there is a chance he retires. I said it in an early post that they don’t have enough minutes to play DJ, Gasol and Dwight. I assume DJ would be the starter now?
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I said it in an early post that they don’t have enough minutes to play DJ, Gasol and Dwight.
But it worked so well with Gasol, Trezz and Drummond.
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Howard will probably get majority of the minutes.
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If they're planning on starting DJ, that's a huge mistake. He is not good.
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If they're planning on starting DJ, that's a huge mistake. He is not good.
Maybe for the jump ball. But he was basically unplayable on the Nets, even after they traded Allen. Just gets eviscerated on the pick and roll.
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The Lakers are trading Gasol to the Grizzlies along with their 2024 second round pick and cash for the rights to Wang Zhelin.
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Yup, that officially solves the Center overload. Sounds like he's going home to Spain after a buy out.

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Maybe for the jump ball. But he was basically unplayable on the Nets, even after they traded Allen. Just gets eviscerated on the pick and roll.
Those big guys look good in the team picture, though.
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Ceballos is doing better

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Ceballos is doing better
Good to hear!
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Ceballos is now out of ICU. Good to hear. Once he regains his health and is able to function normally, I hope he gets vaccinated.

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Glad he’s feeling better. Now just waiting for the anti-vaxxers to say that he survived so the virus is a hoax.

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