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After accident that paralyzed Shawn Bradley, the former BYU player talks about his new life

ST. GEORGE — For 12 years, Shawn Bradley lived his NBA dream. The following 16 years he traveled the world. But in January 2021, Bradley's world was turned upside down. The former BYU basketball player, who went on to be drafted as the No. 2 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1993 NBA draft, was paralyzed in a tragic bicycle accident near his home in St. George.
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Shawn Bradley Says He's Had Suicidal Thoughts Since Being Paralyzed in Bike Accident

Shawn Bradley is opening up about the aftermath of the bike accident that left him paralyzed, one year later. In an interview with Sports Illustrated published Wednesday, the 49-year-old former NBA center — who spent 12 seasons in the league — discussed the challenges of his life now, after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle near his home in St. George, Utah, in Jan. 2021.

Shawn Bradley featured in Sports Illustrated

On Wednesday morning, Sports Illustrated published a lengthy feature by Brian Burnsed detailing the life of former BYU basketball star and NBA veteran Shawn Bradley, who was paralyzed in an accident while riding his bike on Jan. 20, 2021, in St. George, Utah. The story details how his paralysis —...
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Shawn Bradley had suicidal thoughts after being paralyzed in bike crash

Shawn Bradley admitted he has had suicidal thoughts in the wake of a bike accident that paralyzed him from the chest down. Bradley, a former center for the Sixers, Mavericks and Nets, spoke to Sports Illustrated about how he and his family are coping with his paralysis. While he earned...

Ex-NBA star Shawn Bradley admits having suicidal thoughts after bike crash left him paralyzed living in a wheelchair

Former Dallas Mavericks basketballer Shawn Bradley revealed he has been fighting back suicidal thoughts since a biking accident that left him paralyzed and living in a wheelchair.Speaking to Sports Illustrated, the No 2 draft pick and 14-year veteran of the NBA revealed graphic details of the collision that threw him over Dodge minivan and headfirst into the road in suburban Utah.The force of his 7-foot-6 tall, 300-pound frame cracked open his helmet, which likely saved his life but couldn’t prevent serious injury to his spine during the crash in January 2021.“Maybe it’d be better if this was just all...

Sports Illustrated Offers Update On BYU Legend Shawn Bradley

SALT LAKE CITY – Sports Illustrated offered an update on BYU legend Shawn Bradley who was paralyzed after he was hit while riding his bike in January of 2021. Bradley was riding his bike near his St. George home in Utah when he was hit by a minivan, suffering significant injuries according to a release from the Dallas Mavericks, his former team in the NBA.
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Details emerge from bike accident that paralyzed Shawn Bradley

Details have begun to emerge from the horrific Jan. 20 accident that left former NBA center Shawn Bradley paralyzed. Braldey was just a block away from his home when a car hit him and drove him into a parked car, according to a police officer’s report obtained by USA Today.
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Report: Shawn Bradley Was Biking Past a Parked Vehicle When Hit By Car

New details have emerged in the Jan. 20 bike accident that left former Mavericks center Shawn Bradley paralyzed. According to a St. George, Utah police report obtained by USA Today, Bradley was passing a parked car on his bicycle just a block from his Utah home when he was hit by a moving Dodge van—referred to as V1 in the police report.