Cedric Ceballos’ resume reads like one of those Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World commercials. Try to guess which of the following facts about him isn’t true:
A. He recorded a rap song with West Coast hip-hop icon Warren G
B. He played the first two months of the ‘91-’92 season with an eye patch
C. He once scored 50 points in an NBA game
D. He currently splits his time between MCing for the Phoenix Suns and averaging a double-double for the ABA’s Maywood Buzz
E. His middle name is just the letter Z
If you guessed “B”, you’re right. He never played with an eye patch. But he did in fact win that year’s dunk contest with a blindfolded jam (hi-def footage below). Born in Hawaii and reared in Compton, Ceballos was taken by the Suns with the 48th pick of the 1990 Draft out of Cal-State Fullerton. He developed into a consistent contributor for some very good Phoenix teams, notably shooting a league-high .576 from the field in ’92-’93 despite being a 6’6″ small forward. After joining the Lakers for the ’94-’95 season, he would play for 5 teams in 7 more NBA seasons, with notable highlights including his appearances in the All-Star game in ’95 and Space Jam in ’96. When he finally hangs his kicks up for good, he’s expressed interest in becoming a voice over actor. Here’s to Cedric Ceballos, a true Renaissance Man.
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