Former NBA star Cedric Ceballos shares Twitter post from ICU as he fights COVID-19

Cedric Ceballos says COVID is "officially kicking my butt". (Twitter: Cedric Ceballos)

Former NBA star Cedric Ceballos has opened up about his battle with COVID-19, posting a photo to social media asking for loved ones to pray for his recovery, and asking for forgiveness from anyone he has wronged.

The former Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers player is taking on day 10 in intensive care with an oxygen mask assisting him.

"COVID-19 is officially kicking my but(t)," Ceballos tweeted, alongside a photo of himself in the hospital.

"I am asking ALL family, friends, prayer warriors healers for your prayers and well wish for my recovery.

"If I have done and anything to you in the past, allow me to publicly apologise. My fight is not done … Thx."

Just under two weeks ago, the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest champion was forced to postpone a meet-and-greet and golf tournament when he tested positive for coronavirus.

Cedric Ceballos won the 1992 Dunk Contest with his famous blindfolded dunk. (Getty: Damian Strohmeyer)

In a post on Instagram on August 27, Ceballos said he was resting at home following a stint in hospital.

The Suns and the Lakers both offered Ceballos their best wishes on his road to recovery.

"Stay strong, Ced!" the Suns tweeted. "Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

"Lakers Nation let's all keep Cedric Ceballos in our thoughts," tweeted Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.

"Cedric — keep up the fight!"


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