Paul Westphal Death | Rumor circulating across social media is of American former basketball player and a former head coach, Paul Douglas Westphal, the news circulating is that, Paul Westphal has passed away on August 9, 2020.
Disregard any new related to his death, Paul Westphal is alive, he was only diagnosed with brain cancer.
Westphal was born in Torrance, California. He went to Aviation High School and then USC. He was the 10th overall pick in the 1972 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. After three seasons in Boston, including a championship in 1974, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. In 1976, Westphal helped the Suns reach their first-ever NBA Finals appearance, where they played against the Celtics.
Paul Westphal has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to his longtime friend @MikeLupica. Always considered one of the great gentlemen of the game, Westphal had a decorated career as an All-NBA player and head coach.
Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Paul Westphal has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to his longtime friend @MikeLupica. Always considered one of the great gentlemen of the game, Westphal had a decorated career as an All-NBA player and head coach.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 9, 2020
Family, Friends and Loved ones are praying for his quick recovery, according to some post on various social media platform wishing him quick recovery and also praying for him.
Been thinking about Paul Westphal a lot the last few minutes. The best word I could use to describe Westphal is "genuine." A kind, unpretentious man who lives out his faith. We're with you, Paul.
— scott bordow (@sbordow) August 9, 2020
All the best to one of the game’s very best, USC and NBA legend Paul Westphal. Such sad news. https://t.co/9hci47dXKw
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) August 10, 2020
Peter Kwong wrote
Remember watching him in Phoenix and the classy Suns back then. Was a Suns “benchwarmer” and had a few chats with him when I young. Always a classy person, on and off the court. Greatest “shot heard around the world” Celtics game when he stole that inbound ball. Prayers for him.
Sid Cooke wrote
Agree,a true gentleman but never a bench-warmer with the Suns as he averaged 20. pts 5.2 assists in 6 seasons including 25.2 in PPG in 1978 also had four 40pt games
Westphal was 3x all NBA with the Suns.
Rubin @LiveXLive wrote
Mr. Ambidextrous. All us 70s kids in Phoenix revered Westy. Best all-around NBA guard for five straight years & made the sickest clutch plays in the triple-OT finals in ‘76 STILL an underrated player. HUGE prayers to Paul Westphal. Folded hands.
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