Cedric Z. Ceballos (born August 2, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. As a small forward, he played mostly for the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers, later finishing his National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.
|Born||August 2, 1969|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Dominguez (Compton, California)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1994–1997||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2002||Las Vegas Slam|
|2002||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2002–2003||Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody|
|2003||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2003–2004||San Miguel Beermen|
|2004–2005||Los Angeles Stars|
|2005–2007||Orange County / Maywood Buzz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||8,693 (14.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,258 (5.3 rpg)|
|Assists||723 (1.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
His career highlights include winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest with a blindfolded dunk in 1992. He also led the NBA in field goal percentage (57.6) in 1992–93 with the Suns, who reached the NBA finals that year. He also led the Lakers in scoring in 1994–95 with a 21.7 average and made the All-Star team, but couldn't participate due to an injury. In the 1995–96 season, Ceballos again led the Lakers with a 21.2 average, notching the Lakers' first 50-point game in over 20 years in 1995.
In 2002, Ceballos signed with Israeli team Hapoel Tel Aviv, but was waived after a couple of games. Shortly after, he moved to Russia and was signed by BC Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody. He also played for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
In late 2004, he signed with the Los Angeles Stars from the ABA. Ceballos later became employed by the Phoenix Suns as their in-arena emcee and host of a weekly webcast, "Nothin' but Net". He also hosted a morning music program for Phoenix, Arizona rhythm & blues radio station MEGA 104.3 FM.
Ceballos has toured with the "USA Legends". On June 19, 2011, the USA Legends defeated the Malaysian NBL All Star team 97-79, with Ceballos being the unofficial MVP of the game. A notable highlight of Ceballos' performance during the game was when he donned one of the Malaysian player's jerseys and played for the Malaysian team over a stretch of a few possessions, scoring a breakaway dunk during one of them.
In 1997, Ceballos played himself on an episode of Living Single titled "High Anxiety".
Ceballos also worked on the album titled B-Ball's Best Kept Secret, a 1994 record featuring tracks of an array of early 1990s NBA players. He is featured on multiple tracks performing with hip-hop star Warren G on "Flow On" and later on the track "Ya Don't Stop" also featuring fellow NBA All-Star Dana Barros and rappers Grand Puba, Sadat X, AG and Diamond D.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|*||Led the league|
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- Phoenix Flame (Design, Hosting, Registration & Administration tools by esportsdeskpro.com) Archived May 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
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