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Retired NBA star Cedric Ceballos, 52, says he is spending TENTH day in ICU with COVID and reveals virus is 'officially kicking my butt'

 Basketball superstar Cedric Ceballos said on Tuesday that he was in his 10th day in an intensive care unit battling COVID-19.

The 52-year-old lives in Phoenix, Arizona, but did not say where he was hospitalized.

'On my 10th day in ICU, COVID-19 is officially kicking my but (sic),' Ceballos tweeted, asking for prayers for his recovery. 

'If I have done and anything to you in the past, allow me to publicly apologize. 

'My fight is not done.'

A week ago, Ceballos said that he had COVID, but was resting at home.

Ceballos, 52, announced on Wednesday that he was battling COVID-19 in hospital

Ceballos, 52, announced on Wednesday that he was battling COVID-19 in hospital

Ceballos, playing with the Phoenix Suns, is seen playing against the Chicago Bulls in February 1994

Ceballos, playing with the Phoenix Suns, is seen playing against the Chicago Bulls in February 1994 

Ceballos played with the Phoenix Suns from 1990-94, and again from 97-98

Ceballos played with the Phoenix Suns from 1990-94, and again from 97-98

Ceballos, pictured in July, is believed to now live in Phoenix

Ceballos, pictured in July, is believed to now live in Phoenix

He announced on August 27 that a golf tournament planned for charity was being cancelled 'due to the fact That I have contracted COVID-19, I am out of the hospital and currently resting @ home.'

He added: 'Hopefully I will get back to the best of health and quick recovery. When we have new dates we will post, thank you for your understanding and God bless.'

Beneath his tweet people were asking Ceballos whether he was vaccinated, but he did not respond. 

Ceballos averaged 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in an 11-year career with five teams, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns - with whom Ceballos played two different times (1990-94, 1996-98). 

The Suns selected Ceballos in the second round of the 1990 draft out of Cal State Fullerton.

Ceballos made the All-Star team in 1994-95 while with the Lakers. 


He averaged a career-high 21.7 points per game to go with 8.0 rebounds. 

He played two-plus seasons with the Lakers, in addition to the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.

Ceballos is pictured in March 2016, at the Sports Spectacular Gala in Los Angeles

Ceballos is pictured in March 2016, at the Sports Spectacular Gala in Los Angeles

After ending his NBA career he played in Israel, Russia and the Philippines before returning to the U.S. and finding work as an emcee and radio host, in addition to coaching.

On August 2, he tweeted: 'I have signed a deal to have my very own radio show and will be starting in the mornings. 

'As you may know I LOVE music and have been in the radio business before and so excited to be back....'

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