By Melody Miller
Former Sixers center Shawn Bradley, 48, suffered a severe spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed in the aftermath of a Jan. 20, 2021 accident.
He underwent neck fusion surgery and has spent the past eight weeks hospitalized and undergoing rehabilitation.
Bradley, who played 14 seasons in the NBA (1993-2005), spent the majority of his career with the Mavericks.
He was drafted with the second pick overall by the Sixers in 1993, after playing one season at Brigham Young University and then completing missionary work in Australia for two years. He was named to the All-Rookie team in his first year in the league, while averaging 10 points, six boards and three blocks a game.
Since retiring in 2005, Bradley became an educator, serving as a counselor at a private school for at-risk youth in West Jordan, Utah.
We are thinking of former 76er Shawn Bradley and his family. Wishing them all the best during Shawn’s recovery. https://t.co/7joHRz0qNN
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 17, 2021