Former Celtics and Orlando Magic player Brandon Hunter dies at age 42

Former NBA player Brandon Hunter died this Wednesday (13), aged 42. The athlete had remarkable spells with teams such as the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic.

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Confirmation of death was made by Jeff Boals, former college basketball coach. Another former trainer, Tim O’Shea of ​​Ohio University, reported that Hunter suffered a “meltdown” after a yoga class.

The official cause of death, however, has not yet been released by authorities.

Brandon Hunter began his career with the Ohio University team, the Ohio Bobcats, between 1999 and 2003. He entered the NBA in 2003, when he was drafted by the Boston Celtics, later being transferred to the Orlando Magic.

After years with the franchise, Hunter decided to go into European basketball, with stints in Greece, Italy and, later, Puerto Rico, on a return to the American continent.

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The clubs where Brandon Hunter played also paid tribute to the former player. On social media, the Orlando Magic mourned his death.

“We are terribly saddened to hear of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family”, wrote the Orlando franchise.

Hunter played 67 games for the Boston Celtics. However, it was with the Orlando Magic that he achieved a career high by scoring 17 points in a memorable game in 2004. In addition to his time in the NBA, the former player also took his talent to teams in countries such as Greece, Italy and Puerto Rico , during the period from 2006 to 2013.

After ending his career on the court, Brandon Hunter transitioned into the coaching and sports management side.

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