Orlando Magic fans received sad news, their former player died


Orlando Magic fans received sad news, their former player died
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We always say the best about the dead, it's like a moral code. Especially with athletes, we know that we glorify their name after they die, while we pay no attention to them during their lifetime. That's how it's always been, and that's how it is now.

Former American basketball player Brandon Hunter, who briefly played for the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, died 10 days ago at the age of 42. Hunter collapsed during a "hot yoga" session in Orlando, but no cause of death has been released.

"We're all shocked. Brandon was in good shape," his mother-in-law, Carolyn Cliett, told NBC News. His whole family, friends and fans were shocked and amazed. It seemed unreal, but in fact it was true, great pain and silence. He was a good basketball player but also a man, let's remember his good behavior and good temperament

A really good career Brandon Hunter both in America and in Europe, we can all sympathize

After playing four years at Ohio University and averaging 16.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists, Hunter, who played at the "four" position, was taken by the Boston Celtics in 2003 as the 56th pick in the draft.

He stayed at TD Garden for one season with an average of 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds, and then moved to Orlando, where he made 31 appearances with an average of 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. He also left Magic after the first season, and then played in Greece (Panathinaikos), Italy (Napoli, Livorno, Angelico Biella), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Turkey (Aliaga Petkim)...

He ended his career in 2013 in Uruguay . In recent years, he worked as a sports agent. "He was the best player I've ever had the pleasure of coaching. He was great at Ohio University, then went on to play in the NBA for Boston and Orlando, then successfully in Europe, before embarking on a successful career as a sports agent.

We stayed in contact over the years and was incredibly proud of the husband, father and citizen he has become.. please pray for his family," his former Ohio coach Tim O'Shea wrote on Facebook.

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