The center died in the United States on Monday night. He spent three seasons in Portland and one in Sacramento. He has lost track of time since the coronavirus.
In the NBA, there is some bad news. Caleb Swanigan, 25, died on Monday night in the United States, according to Shams Charania ( The Athletic ). He thrived in the NCAA at this educational facility before moving on to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The athlete was picked by the Oregon organization with the 26th first-round selection in 2017 and stayed with the team for a season and a half until being traded to the Sacramento Kings. His tenure in California was comparable to his stint with the Blazers. At this moment, the reasons of death remain unknown.
The unexpected termination of the course in March 2020 owing to the coronavirus also marked the end of his NBA career. Swanigan declined to play in the League’s bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. He participated in 75 games over three years, averaging 2.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.
The Indiana guy was last heard from in early 2021, when he was detained in his native state for marijuana possession. He received a 180-day community service term and sought therapy to address his addictions.
Swanigan’s life had not been easy. He was raised by his mother and five siblings and spent the most of his life in foster care in Utah and Indiana due to his father’s cocaine and crack addiction. Due to financial constraints, the former footballer ate junk food and gained 180 kg at the age of 13 years. Basketball at Purdue helped him to channel his life and opened the doors to an NBA that dismissed him in tears on Tuesday.