The center died on Monday night in the United States. He played three seasons between Portland and Sacramento. Since the coronavirus, he has lost track.
Sad news in the NBA. Caleb Swanigan died at the age of 25 on Monday night in the United States, as reported by Shams Charania ( The Athletic ). In this educational center, he excelled in the NCAA and from where he jumped to the NBA, with Portland Trail Blazers.
The Oregon franchise drafted the player with the 26th first-round pick in 2017 and kept him for a season and a half before heading to the Sacramento Kings. His stay in California was identical in time before he returned to the Blazers. The causes of death are unknown at this time.
The abrupt end of the course due to the coronavirus in March 2020 also meant his end in the NBA. Swanigan refused to play in the bubble that the League created at the Walt Disney complex in Orlando, Florida. He appeared in 75 games in three years and averaged a modest 2.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.
The last time the Indiana man was heard from was in early 2021 when he was arrested in his home state for possession of marijuana. He accepted a sentence of 180 days of community service and underwent treatment to overcome his addictions.
Swanigan’s life was not easy. Raised by his mother along with five siblings, he spent most of his childhood in foster care in Utah and Indiana because of his father’s addiction to cocaine and crack. The economic difficulties to lead a healthy life made the former player eat junk food and he reached 180 kilos at just 13 years old. Basketball at Purdue allowed him to channel his life and opened the doors of an NBA that this Tuesday fired him in tears.