Social Media Reacts To News Of Shawn Bradley’s Bike Incident
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Social media flooded with reactions following the news that former BYU and NBA legend Shawn Bradley had suffered a severe bike accident.
The Dallas Mavericks, one of Bradley’s former NBA teams, announced that the former BYU star had been hit by a car while riding his bike in January.
The incident occurred near Bradley’s St. George home and left the former NBA player paralyzed.
Following the news, teams and former NBA players shared their thoughts and well wishes for Bradley and his family on social media.
One of Bradley’s NBA teams, the Mavericks broke the news and shared a message.
“Our thoughts are with Shawn and his family at this time,” the team posted.
The Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted Bradley out of BYU, wrote, “We are thinking of former 76er Shawn Bradley and his family. Wishing them all the best during Shawn’s recovery.”
Another one of Bradley’s team’s, the Nets, tweeted, “The Nets send out love and support to Shawn and his loved ones.”
One of Bradley’s former teammates and current Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash expressed his feelings during a pregame interview only hours after discovering the news.
Former NBA coach and player Avery Johnson was another one of Bradley’s teammates with Dallas. Johnson wrote of the news, “Prayers for Shawn Bradley. A great family man, former teammate and played for us with the @dallasmavs Hoping for a speedy recovery.”
Former NBA player and current Sixers head coach Doc Rivers expressed sadness about Bradley’s accident during Philadelphia’s pregame.
Former NBA player and current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr tweeted, “I just read the news about Shawn Bradley’s devastating injury. Such terrible news. Speaking for the entire Warriors organization, we send our thoughts and love to Shawn and his family.”
Former NBA player Marcin Gortat shared, “My thoughts and prayers r with Shawn Bradley 🙁 devastating news.”
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