12 year NBA veteran who played for several teams including Minnesota, Dallas, Atlanta and LA has passed away suddenly.

His mother reportedly made a heartbreaking statement earlier:

“It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean…Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time.”

Sudden can never be easy.

TMZ claims that it may have been a heart attack at dinner, but there is no official word as of yet.

During a 2011 interview Rooks was quoted as stating:

“I got a lot of support from the fans — especially Clippers fans — during my career and that was rewarding…I was always a player who was wanted and that was encouraging as well. I might have been labeled a journeyman, but I had the respect of so many coaches and players. Overall, I have a lot of fond memories and no regrets.”

Fond Memories.
No Regrets

Twitter is going crazy with condolences.

RIP Sean Rooks

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