|Born||August 2, 1969|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Dominguez (Compton, California)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1994–1997||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2002||Las Vegas Slam|
|2002||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2002–2003||Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody|
|2003||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2003–2004||San Miguel Beermen|
|2004–2005||Los Angeles Stars|
|2005–2007||Orange County / Maywood Buzz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||8,693 (14.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,258 (5.3 rpg)|
|Assists||723 (1.2 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Cedric Z. Ceballos (born August 2, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. As a small forward, he played mostly for the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers, later finishing his National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.
Ceballos attended college at Ventura College and later Cal State Fullerton.
His career highlights include winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest with a blindfolded dunk in 1992. He also led the NBA in field goal percentage (57.6) in 1992–93 with the Suns, who reached the NBA finals that year. He also led the Lakers in scoring in 1994–95 with a 21.7 average and made the All-Star team, but couldn't participate due to an injury. In the 1995–96 season, Ceballos again led the Lakers with a 21.2 average, notching the Lakers' first 50-point game in over 20 years in 1995.
In 2002, Ceballos signed with Israeli team Hapoel Tel Aviv, but was waived after a couple of games. Shortly after, he moved to Russia and was signed by BC Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody. He also played for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
In late 2004, he signed with the Los Angeles Stars from the ABA. Ceballos later became employed by the Phoenix Suns as their in-arena emcee and host of a weekly webcast, "Nothin' but Net". He also hosted a morning music program for Phoenix, Arizona rhythm & blues radio station MEGA 104.3 FM.
In March 2007, the Phoenix Flame of the IBL announced the signing of Ceballos for its inaugural season in the league, but he quickly moved behind the lines as an assistant coach the next month.
Ceballos has toured with the "USA Legends". On June 19, 2011, the USA Legends defeated the Malaysian NBL All Star team 97-79, with Ceballos being the unofficial MVP of the game. A notable highlight of Ceballos' performance during the game was when he donned one of the Malaysian player's jerseys and played for the Malaysian team over a stretch of a few possessions, scoring a breakaway dunk during one of them.
Ceballos later became part owner of the American Basketball Association's Arizona Scorpions, and also played for the team.
Ceballos is partially of Mexican ancestry and was invited to play for the Mexico national basketball team in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He is also a second cousin of his former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Their grandfathers were brothers.
In 2011, Ceballos suffered "a series of small heart attacks", as described by his publicist. He successfully recovered by undergoing an angioplasty with two stents placed in his heart.
In 1996, Ceballos made a guest appearance on the PBS children's series The Puzzle Place. The following year, he played himself on an episode of Living Single titled "High Anxiety".
In 1998, Ceballos was a guest panelist on the Nickelodeon game show Figure It Out.
Ceballos also worked on the album titled B-Ball's Best Kept Secret, a 1994 record featuring tracks of an array of early 1990s NBA players. He is featured on multiple tracks performing with hip-hop star Warren G on "Flow On" and later on the track "Ya Don't Stop" also featuring fellow NBA All-Star Dana Barros and rappers Grand Puba, Sadat X, AG and Diamond D.
Ceballos appeared along with Shawn Marion in the 30th season of The Amazing Race. They finished in ninth place, having raced a total of four legs.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|*||Led the league|