Sebastian Telfair, the former NBA lottery pick and cousin of Stephon Marbury recently revealed that he’s lost both his mother and his brother to COVID-19.
Speaking with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Telfair revealed that his brother Dan Turner died after being infected with the virus on March 28. On Monday, his mother, Erica Telfair had passed away after her own battle with the disease.
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Telfair, the former No. 13 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers was seen as one of the greatest point guards ever in the history of New York City high school basketball. A 2005 documentary, “Through The Fire” was released, chronicling his rise to prominence and his decision to go straight to the NBA as opposed to attending the University of Louisville. He played 10 seasons for eight different teams while in the league.
The virus has hit the NBA in various ways over the last two months, first forcing the suspension of the season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus in mid-March. Gobert was joined by other high profile NBA talents such as Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell and Marcus Smart came down with the virus. It has also affected family members of NBA stars as Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns recently lost his mother Jackie to the disease.
Celebrities Who've Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus (UPDATED MAY 22)
1. Patrick EwingSource:Getty 1 of 34
2. Annie GlennSource:Getty 2 of 34
3. Roy HornSource:Getty 3 of 34
4. MadonnaSource:Getty 4 of 34
5. Fat TrelSource:The Washington Post / Getty 5 of 34
6. Erica Telfair & Dan TurnerSource:Alex Goodlett / Getty 6 of 34
7. Fred The GodsonSource:Johnny Nunez / Getty 7 of 34
8. Todd McShay8 of 34
9. Von MillerSource:Getty 9 of 34
10. Jacqueline Towns, Mother Of Karl-Anthony TownsSource:Hannah Foslien / Getty 10 of 34
11. Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsSource:Getty 11 of 34
12. Rudy Gobert12 of 34
13. 'Power' Actress Debbie Mazar13 of 34
14. Tom Hanks14 of 34
15. Rita Wilson15 of 34
16. Donovan Mitchell16 of 34
17. Christian Wood17 of 34
18. Lucian Grange18 of 34
19. Idris Elba19 of 34
20. Kristofer Hivju20 of 34
21. Kevin Durant21 of 34
22. Sean Payton22 of 34
23. Daniel Dae Kim23 of 34
24. Andy Cohen24 of 34
25. Sabrina Dhowre25 of 34
26. Marcus Smart26 of 34
27. Slim Thug27 of 34
28. Prince CharlesSource:WENN 28 of 34
29. Scarface29 of 34
30. Doris Burke30 of 34
31. Michael Yo31 of 34
32. Chris Cuomo32 of 34
33. Brooke BaldwinSource:WENN 33 of 34
Ex-NBA Guard Sebastian Telfair’s Mother, Brother Pass Away Due To COVID-19 Complications was originally published on theboxhouston.com