Hall of Famer Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject: Hall of Famer Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer

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Hall of Famer Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer

Paul Westphal, the Hall of Fame guard who played at the peak of his career with the Phoenix Suns (and earlier won a championship with the Boston Celtics) has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Longtime sportswriter Mike Lupica made the announcement.


Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive and difficult form of cancer to treat.

Westphal was born and raised in the South Bay area of greater Los Angeles and went on to play his college ball at USC. He was the No. 10 pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1972 NBA Draft and went on to play three seasons with the Celtics, winning a title with them in 1974.

After that he went on to Phoenix, where he was an All-Star player and was named to the All-NBA team four times. Westphal also played for the Knicks and Sonics during his career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame last September.

After playing he became a coach, spending at least part of seven seasons as the Suns head coach, plus he coached the Kings for three seasons.

One of the best-liked people in NBA circles, there are a lot of people in Westphal’s corner today and going forward.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm    Post subject:

2020 might be the worst year we have witnessed on this earth, so many unfortunate tragedies and news.
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Well its hard for me to imagine a worse year except 2009(for me at least)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Aviation HS/USC/Suns legend.

Not into this news at all, stay strong Westy......
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Basketball Fan wrote:
Well its hard for me to imagine a worse year except 2009(for me at least)


What happened in 2009 BF?
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Well its hard for me to imagine a worse year except 2009(for me at least)


What happened in 2009 BF?


My mother passed away of cancer on New Year's Day.
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Well its hard for me to imagine a worse year except 2009(for me at least)


What happened in 2009 BF?


My mother passed away of cancer on New Year's Day.


Sorry to hear that, stay strong.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:10 pm    Post subject:

super sad news...
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