NBA Star Shawn Bradley Gets Paralyzed


Alivia Gutierrez, Contributor

Shawn Bradley is known in the NBA for his skills and how he plays, but he unfortunately retired in 2005. Recently, the famous retired basketball player suffered an accident, which caused him to be paralyzed back in January. Bradley is known for being the active type, but while Bradley was biking out on Jan. 20 he was hit by a vehicle when riding his bike.

Bradley, 48, was riding a bicycle on Jan. 20 in St. George, Utah, when he was struck from behind by a car, the Mavericks said in a statement”( Doctors say that for his recovery will be long and hard.  

While this is taking place, he has family and friends with him every step of the way. With his wife taking care of him every step of the way he will be able to recover better. ” With his wife Carrie at his side around the clock, and supported by an amazing team of rehabilitation specialists and family, Bradley is in good spirits” ( As this isn’t the first time that this has happened to someone, he is going to start making awareness of bicycle safety on the road.  

As he starts the road to recovery, his friends, family, and fans are all there to support him. They hope he heals soon and gets better. Bradley asked to convey his deep appreciation for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers he has received from family, friends and fans” (

Fans, friends, and family wish him the best.