Former NBA Player Scot Pollard Hospitalized, While Waiting For Heart Transplant
In basketball, some players may not bask in the spotlight as much as superstars, but their contributions are nonetheless significant. Scot Pollard, a journeyman center who graced the hardwood for several NBA teams during his career, and who won a championship with the Boston Celtics, is one such player whose impact transcends the box score.
From his early days at the University of Kansas to his role as a key rotation player in the NBA, Pollard’s journey is a testament to hard work, versatility, and the invaluable role of unsung heroes in the world of basketball.
While, aside from his Survivor participation, it has gotten quite around Pollard in recent years, we’ve received some tragic news regarding his person, a couple of weeks ago, when we reported that he is in need of a heart transplant.
Pollard is suffering from a genetic issue, that has his heart beating an extra 10,000 times per day. This was triggered by a flu-like virus he contracted in 2021, the same thing that happened to his father who passed 30 years ago.
Unfortunately his condition has since worsened and he was admitted to intensive care at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, where he will wait there until a donor surfaces who was big enough to be a match.
“I’m staying here until I get a heart,” he said in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday night. “My heart got weaker. (Doctors) agree this is my best shot at getting a heart quicker.”