Sebastian Telfair’s Mother and Brother Tragically Pass Away Due to Coronavirus

Sebastian Telfair’s Mother and Brother Tragically Pass Away Due to Coronavirus

Sebastian Telfair was born on June 9th, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a phenom point guard at Abraham Lincoln High School and decided to go pro instead of playing for the University of Louisville.

He started off his rocky NBA career by getting drafted with the 13th pick of the 2004 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.


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On June 28, 2006, Sebastian Telfair was traded to the Boston Celtics. On June 31, 2007, Telfair was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On July 20, 2009, Telfair was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Telfair then proceeded to bounce around from the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the Minnesota Timberwolves then to the Phoenix Suns and finally to the Toronto Raptors in 2013. 

Later in 2013, Telfair started playing for the Tianjin Ronggang, a Chinese basketball team. He then re-joined the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder, before rejoining the Chinese Basketball Association with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. 

Mother and Brother Pass Away Due to Coronavirus

Unfortunately Erica Telfair, Sebastian Telfair’s mother, passed away on April 27th, 2020, at the age of 64 after a 38 day battle with Coronavirus in the hospital.


Sebastian Telfair’s oldest brother, Dan Turner, passed away on March 28, 2020 at the young age of 49 from Covid-19. 

Sebastian Telfair wrote on Twitter “today I lost my big brother and it’s ripping my heart and spirit apart,” adding, “I love you so much and i don’t know how I’m going to get over this.” 

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