Is Shawn Bradley paralyzed from the neck down? Is Shawn Bradley paralyzed from the waist down?

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Shawn Bradley is a German-American former professional basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, and Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

LANDOVER, MD – NOVEMBER 15: Shawn Bradley #76 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a NBA basketball game against the Washington Bullets on February 28, 1995 at USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Shawn Paul Bradley was born on March 22, 1972, in Landstuhl, Germany to parents, Reiner Bradley and Teresa. His father was working at a U.S. military hospital where he was born.

Shawn Bradley was raised on a farm outside the small town of Castle Dale, Utah. He holds citizenship in both the United States and Germany.

Shawn Bradley was one of the most successful basketball players in Utah high school and had played at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.


In 1986, Shawn Bradley was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Freshman of the Year, in addition to All-WAC defensive team and newcomer team honors.

Shawn Bradley was also named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press (AP). He remains one of the tallest players in NBA history at 7 feet 6 inches.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 8: Shawn Bradley #76 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during the game against the Chicago Bulls on December 8, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Spectrum. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Is Shawn Bradley paralyzed from the neck down?

Yes, Shawn Bradley is paralyzed from the neck down after being involved in an accident, which left him with a traumatic spinal cord injury that required neck fusion surgery.

Is Shawn Bradley paralyzed from the waist down?

No, Shawn Bradley is not paralyzed from the waist down.



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