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Former NBA Player Experiences ‘Tough Day’ After Being Reported Dead

The New York Post should probably apologize to Quinton Ross, the former NBA player. Yesterday, the paper erroneously reported that Ross who was found dead inside a trash bag, only to later correct its own report and explain that it was another man named Quinton Ross that police had located.

Ross found out that he was supposed to be dead via a slew of texts and phone calls. “My phone was going crazy,” he told the AP. “I checked Facebook. Finally, I went on the Internet, and they were saying I was dead. I just couldn’t believe it.”

He then spent most of the day consoling loved ones. ”A couple (relatives) already heard it,” said Ross. “They were crying. I mean, it was a tough day, man, mostly for my family and friends.”

Ross spent seven years in the NBA. He was undrafted coming out of college, but caught on with the LA Clippers in 2004. During his time in the league he averaged four points and two rebounds. In addition to the Clippers and Nets, Ross played for the Grizzlies, Mavericks and Wizards.

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