Ben Uzoh RumorsAll NBA Players
24 Dec 16
Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA player Ben Uzoh will return to action while also promoting basketball in his home country Nigeria with the Lagos Islanders in April. With ex-NBA player Ben Uzoh’s pending return to action, here is a look back at the mystery ailment that sidelined him. yhoo.it/1AWoVYF
Ben Uzoh kept his secret away from the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors because he didn’t want anyone to think he was crazy. He just kept shooting jumpers, passing the ball and dribbling even though his right arm continued to lose feeling. “I didn’t know if I had diabetes,” Uzoh told Yahoo Sports. “I didn’t know if my heart was about to whatever. Why is my arm going numb? There are so many signs related to when you’re hurt or arm goes numb. All these things were taking away from my ability to be myself. “You can call it frustration, you can call it fear, you can call it whatever. I was so in the dark. I was hurting not only the team but myself.”
Since he was successfully diagnosed, Uzoh has played pick-up basketball in San Antonio, but nothing on a highly competitive level. The plan of Uzoh’s agent Ugo Udezue is to have Uzoh back playing professionally in the D-League at some point this season. Uzoh still has dreams of returning to the NBA. “I don’t like playing the victim,” Uzoh said. “I am a strong-willed kid and I’d really just like to return to form. I have kind of accepted the syndrome. But it’s more of a nuisance and annoying than a syndrome. People say you got this, but I got to the NBA with it, so how bad is it? “It would be so cool to return to the NBA. I haven’t given up. I realize I’ve done more with less. Imagine when I get to use more, a sixth sense to feel?”
Teams have until April 17 to sign players who will be eligible for the first round of the postseason. Here are some of the top D-League players at each position, who could be called up at some point in the next month. GUARDS: Delonte West, Dominique Jones, Lester Hudson, Kris Joseph, Josh Selby, Courtney Fortson, Jerel McNeal, Andrew Goudelock, Christian Eyenga, Lazar Hayward, Justin Dentmon, Chris Roberts, Ben Uzoh, Sean Singletary, Ron Howard, Darington Hobson. FORWARDS: D.J. Kennedy, Samardo Samuels, Demetris Nichols, Willie Reed, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku, Rasual Butler, Damion James, Luke Harangody, Micah Downs, JaMychal Green, James Mays. CENTERS: Jerome Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Vernon Macklin, Hilton Armstrong, Keith Benson, Brian Butch, Mickell Gladness, Solomon Alabi, Jarrid Famous, Augustus Gilchrist.