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February 5, 2015 Updates

However, two weeks after his 27th birthday last year, Jawai had to confront his fears when he endured severe trauma to his neck and back following a blow to the head. When he started having numbness in his arms, vertigo and horrible headaches, he had to seek treatment and suddenly felt like he was in an episode of E.R. (a television series he vowed to never watch). “I was rushed to the hospital,” Jawai told Basketball Insiders in a phone interview. “My head was scanned, I got a Computed Tomography and was put in the Intensive Care Unit. I was completely knocked out, but when I woke up I couldn’t feel my legs. The entire bottom part of my body was numb. I was traumatized. I thought I was done, f***ed up.” Basketball Insiders

But a few hours after the contest, joined by his younger brother Omar and teammate Jamont Gordon, Jawai began acting funny. It wasn’t due to alcohol because there was no booze present. The awkwardness was out of his control. “I felt drunk and knew something weird was going on,” Jawai said. “I started getting this huge headache. It was the size of a watermelon. My whole head was on fire, and I have a massive head. We were just sitting in the living room when all of the sudden I was feeling hot and my entire body was drenched in sweat. It didn’t add up because it was the winter. I was scared and said, ‘What the hell is going on?’ And we immediately called an ambulance.” Basketball Insiders

“I received treatment and a small cut on my brain,” Jawhi said. “Retirement crossed my mind and the first thing I asked the doctors was, ‘Would I be able to play again?’ I didn’t want people beating around the bush, not giving me the facts. I had a lot of basketball left in me, but I was okay retiring over health reasons as opposed to doing something stupid off the court. I would’ve been pissed if that happened.” Basketball Insiders

Jawai has since signed in the Spanish league, which is known as the top rated competition outside the NBA. “I’m on the path to become the force I once was with Barcelona; I’m not far from getting there,” Jawai said. “I appreciate Morabanc Andorra for giving me the opportunity to play. Being here is humbling and it motivates me to work hard and get back to the elite European clubs.” Basketball Insiders

December 18, 2014 Updates

MoraBanc Andorra agreed to terms with Nathan Jawai. The Australian big man will be announced by the Liga Endesa team as soon as he will send back the contract signed. Jawai comes from Galatasaray. The former NBA has played in Spain with FC Barcelona. Sportando

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Galatasaray announced that Nathan Jawai left the intensive care unit. The big man will stay in the hospital and monitored by the doctors. Sportando

October 25, 2013 Updates

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul confirmed midday Friday that star center Nate Jawai remains hospitalized in intensive care with vertigo and numbness suffered following one of his best Euroleague games ever last night. Jawai, who turned 27 years old on October 10, had returned to his house from his team's loss to Olympiacos Piraeus and was with his brother when he started feeling badly and phoned team doctors. An hour later, by 2:30 a.m. Istanbul time, he was hospitalized with symptoms of vertigo and numbness in his left arm and left leg. Jawai was tested by doctors overnight for possible heart or brain anomalies, but none were found. Further tests on Friday indicated that Jawai may have suffered neck trauma from receiving a blow to the chin during Thursday's game, the club said. Jawai's condition was stable and he was conscious and alert, laughing and joking with visitors, a team spokesman said. Euroleague.net

June 8, 2011 Updates

Chad Ford: Teams also scouting frm 2nd round pick Nathan Jawai. Plays on Partizan. Teams like him a bit as a cheap FA big. Had 10 pts & 4 reb in 19 min Twitter

August 17, 2010 Updates

As expected, Nathan Jawai will leave the NBA after two years to play next season in Europe. The 24-year-old Australian forward has reached an agreement with Parizan, according to the Serbian press. Jawai started his professional career in the Toronto Raptors, and played last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. The Hoops Market

August 8, 2010 Updates

Jawai played 39 games with the Timberwolves last year to add to the six he played with Toronto in his first year in the league, but he is keen to end his time as a journeyman. "There’s a few (NBA) teams that are interested to fill their roster up,’’ Jawai said. "It’s just a decision that I have to make. "I want to play now. Yes I’ve been over there (in the NBA) but it’s kind of not fun for me anymore sitting on the bench getting limited minutes. "I think of when I played for the Taipans and I got a lot of minutes, I enjoyed basketball. "It could be Europe, it could be back here, that’s a decision I have to make."’ Cairns.com.au

Jawai says he wrestled with his decision to pull out of Australia's team for the world championships and would still love to be part of the Boomers' campaign. But the Bamaga product and soon-to-be-father, in Cairns at the weekend on a brief holiday, said his family and career came first. Former Cairns Taipan Jawai pulled out of Australia’s world championship squad last month to concentrate on securing his playing future and with his first child due in November. But he said he had struggled with the decision. Cairns.com.au

July 7, 2010 Updates

Jawai not only couldn't play basketball, he wasn't allowed to do any activity that got his heart rate above 100 beats a minute. Jawai's weight soared as he sat idle for nearly the entire rookie season until numerous tests determined he had no serious ailment. "That set me back," Jawai said. "I was all ready to go." After playing in just six games in the 2008-09 season, Jawai was sent to Dallas in a four-team deal that included Jerry Stackhouse and Shawn Marion. When he realised he likely wouldn't get playing time with the Mavericks, he asked to be traded again, and was sent to Minnesota in October for a second-round pick. Jawai lost some weight and played in 39 games last season, averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. But his playing time slowly declined. "I got an opportunity and then Darko Milicic came in," he said. "They wanted to convince him to stay." Brisbane Times

July 2, 2010 Updates

Nathan Jawai's stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be over, with the NBA restricted free agent set to line up with the Charlotte Bobcats in the summer league. Bamaga product Jawai rushed back to the US after completing commitments with the Boomers in Australia’s 3-0 sweep of world No. 1 Argentina in their recent series. Cairns.com.au

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