Sebastian Telfair, the 13th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2004, and his family have been hit hard by the coronavirus.
It was reported by the New York Post on Monday that Telfair's mother, Erica Telfair, had passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
She was 64.
Rest In Peace Mommy. Until we meet again my angel 💔😢💔 pic.twitter.com/2ME2mMIzcc— Ethan Telfair (@KingTelfair31) April 27, 2020
Unfortunately for Telfair, that wasn't the only loss he has suffered due to COVID-19.
In an interview with the Undefeated in late March, Telfair's cousin, former NBA guard Stephon Marbury announced that Telfair's older brother, Dan Turner, had also died of the virus.
Telfair spent his first two years in the league with the Portland Trail Blazers before bouncing around the league and eventually ending his NBA career in 2015 with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Over his ten-year career he averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
NBA fans and players, both past and present made sure to show love and support for Telfair and his family on social media.
Love to the Telfair family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6XSfxAwr8q— SLAM (@SLAMonline) April 28, 2020
Another family devastated. Rest In Peace to his mom and brother. Prayers to the Telfair family. https://t.co/vdh8iQhMkI— oregon girl (@oregon_girl3) April 28, 2020
God bless the Telfair Family. https://t.co/sD2uttrnu5— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) April 28, 2020
🙏🏾— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) April 28, 2020
🙏— Juan Toscano-Anderson's burner account (@JuanforMVP) April 28, 2020
This man did everything for his family. Skipped College to get the money to buy his family a house in a safer location. Respect and prayers to this man 🙏🙏🙏
🙏🏾🙏🏾— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) April 28, 2020
Thoughts and prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) April 28, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Telfair family.