Just an absolute tragic story all the way around.
Erica Telfair, the mother of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair, has died after she contracted COVID-19 the New York Post reports. She was only 64 years old.
Just weeks before the passing of his mother, Dan Telfair, Sebastian's older brother died from the disease on March 28, according to the outlet. Dwayne "Tiny" Morton, the former head coach at Abraham Lincoln High School, where Sebastian previously played, confirmed the deaths to theNew York Post. In an interview that was posted last month, Stephon Marbury, Telfair's cousin, also confirmed the passing of Dan in an interview with Undefeated. At the time, Marbury said that Erica was "fighting for her life" due to COVID-19.
"It's been a real challenge for me," Marbury said during the interview. "I lost my cousin to this virus, my little cousin Sebastian, his older brother. We lost him two days ago. His mom is fighting for her life right now because of the virus. It's pretty difficult. It's a trying time."
Telfair was the first guard to make the jump from high school to the NBA, drafted No. 13 overall by the Trail Blazers in 2004. He ended up playing 10 seasons in the NBA including a stop with the Los Angeles Clippers before going to play in China.
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