Shawn Bradley was one of those rare wonders of the NBA from an era when it was common to find big men that were taller than 7-feet and made their living strictly in the paint and on defense.
The Dallas Mavericks released a statement on behalf of the retired 7-foot-6 center on Wednesday, revealing that he was recently struck by an automobile while riding his bike in January, and suffered a serious spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed. According to reports, Bradley spent eight weeks in the hospital following neck fusion surgery
Mavs owner Mark Cuban also addressed the unfortunate situation.
Bradley played nine of his 12 NBA seasons with the Mavs and also had a cup of tea with the Nets and Sixers. The skyscraper Bradley averaged 2.5 blocks per game in his NBA career.
Prayers up to one of the larger-than-life figures in NBA history.