Sebastian Telfair’s mother and brother die after coronavirus fighting


One of the best basketball products out of New York City lost his mother and brother after fighting the coronavirus.

Erica Telfair, the mother of former NBA and Abraham Lincoln High School star Sebastian Telfair, died early Monday after fighting the virus, although his official cause of death is unknown. She was 64 years old.

His death comes after his son and Sebastian’s older brother, Dan Turner, died on March 28 of COVID-19. Former Lincoln head coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton has confirmed the two deaths.

In an interview with the undefeated in late March, former Knicks and Nets goalkeeper Stephon Marbury, Telfair’s cousin, said that Turner died of COVID-19. He also noted that Telfair’s mother “was fighting for her life” at the time because of “this virus”.

Sebastian and his younger brother Ethan Telfair, who played in Lincoln and in the state of Idaho, posted memories of their mother on social media on Monday. “Let me see these X-rays. I’m not an expert. We just hurt! Was published on Sebastian’s Instagram story with his mother’s name, birthday and day of death.

“Rest in peace mom,” Ethan wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “Until we find my angel. “

Dan Turner, who coached Lincoln and the Juice All-Stars travel program, also ran the basketball tournament on Coney Island named Sebastian Telfair.

Erica Telfair
Erica Telfair@ picofmerolling / Instagram

“Today I lost my big brother and it is tearing my heart and mind apart,” Ethan Telfair wrote on Twitter in March. “I love you so much and I don’t know how I’m going to get out of it. “

Sebastian Telfair was the first goaltender to 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 before going to play in China. Telfair, 34, was sentenced in Brooklyn for possession of weapons in April 2019. He was sentenced to 3 ¹ / ₂ years in prison last August, but was released on $ 500,000 bail and confined under house arrest. 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., according to TMZ.

More than 12,000 people in New York have died from coronavirus.


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