January 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Cedric Ceballos is one of the most fascinating athletes profiled on “Dusting Off The Old Sports Almanac” thus far. I take that back, every athlete profiled here is incredibly fascinating. Ceballos might be the most unconventional of them all though.
You probably remember Cedric Ceballos as that sweet small forward on the Lakers who could dunk like none other. Ceballos consistently averaged around 17 points per game while grabbing around 7 rebounds each contest. Very respectable numbers that made Ceballos a great supplement to any team. From a team standpoint, Ceballos’ greatest achievement came in the 1992-1993 season when he led the league in field goal percentage completing 57.6% of his shots. However, Ceballos might best be remembered for his 1992 victory in the Slam Dunk Contest over the NBA All-Star Weekend. Ceballos sealed the deal with a remarkable blindfolded slam dunk (watch the clip of it here).
Much like Kerry Kittles, Ceballos’ legacy will be of a solid role player who was able to rise to the occasion when called upon.
What makes Ceballos such an interesting figure though is his post NBA career. Between 2002-2004 Ceballos played with professional teams in Israel, Russia, and the Phillipines. Upon the conclusion of his adventures around the world, Ceballos became employed by his former team, the Phoenix Suns, as the in-arena emcee and host of a weekly webcast entitled “Nothin’ But Net.” Ceballos’ enthusiasm for public address continued as he hosted a morning music program at a Phoenix R&B radio station.
The fun doesn’t stop there though. Ceballos teamed up with hip hop star Warren G in 1994 on a track entitled “Flow On” and in perhaps an even sicker collaboration teamed up with hip hop stars Grand Puba, Sadat X, AG, Diamond D, and fellow NBA player Dana Barros on a track called “Ya Don’t Stop.” Check out Ceballos’ music debut on the track “Flow On” below.
As you can see for yourself, Ceballos might rival the Dos Equis guy as the most interesting man in the world. Ceballos is currently a part owner and player of the Arizona Scorpions ABA franchise. Ceballos has been listed as inactive though because of a recent heart attack. Mr. Ceballos, we here at “Dusting Off The Old Sports Almanac” wish you a speedy recovery and hope you continue to shine as our most interesting man in the world.
Make sure to visit again tomorrow as we highlight former Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell.