Zeke Upshaw, the 26-year-old G-League player who collapsed on the court during a game on Saturday, has died.
Statement from the Drive: "The Drive family is mourning the tragic loss of Zeke Upshaw. He had a warm personality and was a tremendous representative of our organization both on and off the court. Our thoughts are with all of Zeke’s family and friends during this difficult time." pic.twitter.com/FxQtaJoqbG
— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) March 26, 2018
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— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) February 20, 2018
Upshaw, who was in his second year with the Grand Rapids Drive, collapsed on the court with less than a minute left in the game.
On Monday, there was an outpouring of support for Upshaw and his loved ones from the basketball community following the news of his passing.
NBA G League President Malcolm Turner released the following statement regarding the passing of Grand Rapids Drive guard/forward Zeke Upshaw: pic.twitter.com/F78kIZEocC
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) March 26, 2018
We are incredibly sad to hear the news of the sudden passing of Zeke Upshaw, member of the Grand Rapids Drive. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones at this time and will continue to keep them in our prayers.
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) March 26, 2018
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Zeke Upshaw!!!
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 26, 2018
My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Zeke Upshaw
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) March 26, 2018
My heart goes out to his family and friends! This is sad! https://t.co/jU4ayB8UNo
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 26, 2018
Prayers out to Zeke Upshaw’s family
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) March 26, 2018
You never think that something like this will happen to you, especially when stepping out on a court. Live life to the fullest, appreciate every minute and opportunity that you have. RIP, Zeke. pic.twitter.com/pQMlukSAhh
— Joe Smith (@JoeBeast95) March 26, 2018
Hearing about the passing of Zeke Upshaw has me in a emotional state, once I was laid out on the floor the same way not knowing what would come about...all I can do is say a prayer for his family and thank GOD I’m still here man this is terrible news
— Marquis Daniels (@Marquis_Daniels) March 26, 2018
Hurts to see the news about Zeke Upshaw. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends.
— Ray McCallum (@RayMac3) March 26, 2018
Everyone PLEASE join me in prayer for a Redbird, Zeke Upshaw. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤https://t.co/05AnfSKdQh
— Dan Muller (@DanMuller) March 25, 2018
— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) March 26, 2018
— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) March 26, 2018
— Brice Johnson (@bjohnson_23) March 26, 2018
On behalf of the Windy City Bulls and the entire Bulls organization, we’d like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Zeke Upshaw and the entire @grdrive organization. You are in our thoughts during this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/8qLZf7WKdm
— Windy City Bulls (@windycitybulls) March 26, 2018
— Memphis Hustle (@MemphisHustle) March 25, 2018
Praying for the family, friends and teammates of zeke upshaw that’s really tragic. Rest In Paradise brother
— SAUCE (@dsloan15) March 26, 2018