Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos posts chilling photo from ICU amid COVID-19 battle

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A former NBA All-Star is fighting for his life against COVID-19.

Cedric Ceballos, who played 11 seasons in the NBA, posted a photo on Tuesday showing his condition after 10 days in an ICU. He requested prayers and apologized to anyone he has done wrong in the past.

Ceballos can be seen wearing a breathing mask in a hospital bed.

The update comes 11 days after Ceballos revealed via Instagram he had contracted COVID-19:

I have contracted COVID-19, I am out of the hospital and currently resting @ home. Hopefully I will get back to the best of health and quick recovery. When we have new dates [for his golf tournament] we will post, thank you for your understanding and God bless.

While Ceballos he was resting at home, his subsequent announcement indicates he entered the ICU a day later.

The NBA has since tweeted a message of support for Ceballos.

During his time in the NBA, Ceballos played for the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat. His career peaked with the Lakers in the 1994-95 season, when he was named to the only All-Star team of his career. He also won the 1992 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and competed in the CBS series "The Amazing Race" with former Suns All-Star Shawn Marion in retirement.

A second cousin of the late Kobe Bryant, Ceballos has encountered major health issues before. He suffered a series of heart attacks in 2012 and required surgery to place two stents in his blocked arteries. Past heart issues are considered a risk factor for COVID-19 patients.