25 Dec 2000: Bonzi Wells #6 of the Portland Trail Blazers waits for the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. The Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 109-104. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs.Mandatory Credit: Jeff Gross /Allsport

The Portland Trail Blazers of the early 2000’s may be one of the most interesting basketball teams ever. So many different players and personalities were on those teams all capped off with Rasheed Wallace in the middle of it. Another key part of the team, Bonzi Wells, was just as polarizing and just as exciting.

It only makes the news of his recent heart attack and hospitalization all the more shocking. The former star guard played 10 seasons in the NBA.

After being hospitalized, he sent a message to The Star Press, his local newspaper updating his status: “I’m OK had a minor heart attack. Small clot hit bottom part of the heart. Had surgery so I’m back to 100% no restrictions.”

Wells recently came back into the spotlight when he participated in Ice Cube’s basketball league, the Big3. At 40 years old and a summer filled with lots of travel, it made for a busy summer.

Let’s hope Wells makes a quick recovery and we get to see him in next season’s iteration of the Big3.

[Star Press]

About Sam Blazer

Sam is a self proclaimed chess prodigy. He once placed seventh in the state of Ohio in Chess when he was in kindergarten. He will rarely if ever mention though that only eight people were entered in this tournament. Contact him at sblaze17@gmail.com