Former NBA player: ‘Tough day’ being reported dead
DALLAS (AP) — Former NBA basketball player Quinton Ross had to ease the fears of friends and family members after he was wrongly reported dead.
Ross says Monday he woke to a phone loaded with messages from people concerned about his well-being. He went online and found The New York Post had run a story identifying him as a man found dead and buried on a beach.
The newspaper later corrected the story.
The 32-year-old Ross says he called loved ones and posted on Facebook to “let everybody know I was OK.”
He said: “I mean, it was a tough day, man. Mostly for my family and friends.”
Ross played seven NBA seasons with five teams.