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The 2.11-meter-tall former NBA champion is waiting for a heart transplant but there's a catch: the heart has to be big – NBA

The 2.11-meter-tall former NBA champion is waiting for a heart transplant but there's a catch: the heart has to be big – NBA

Scott Pollard, the former NBA player who helped the Boston Celtics become champions in 2008, is waiting for a heart transplant, but it's not easy to find an organ because the 48-year-old 7-foot-1 former forward needs a heart. big. “Pollard needs a heart transplant, an already difficult situation, made more complicated by the fact that few donors can give him a heart large and strong enough to pump blood around his very large body,” ESPN wrote. The former player, who represented the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics throughout his career, is in intensive care at a Tennessee hospital.

Pollard explained to the Associated Press: “I will stay here until the heart appears because my heart is very weak. The doctors agree that this is my best option, and we need a heart transplant.” “It's out of my hands. It's not even in the hands of the doctors. It depends on the donor network.”

The former player was infected with a virus in 2021, which caused a genetic problem, which also developed in some of his brothers. In an old interview, Pollard said he wouldn't live to be 80 because he “don't see a lot of tall old people around.” “I always knew being tall was great, but I won't be 80.”

Written by Isabelle Dantas

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