First musical appearance of Wayman Tisdale after amputationNovember 28th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Former OU and NBA basketball star Wayman Tisdale comes back with his first musical appearance after having leg amputated.
Wayman Tisdale, a 44 year-old American former professional basketball superstar player in the National Basketball Association, he has now became a smooth jazz bass guitarist. He is going to make an appearance as a musician at at the All-College Classic basketball double-header Dec,20.
In March 2007, Tisdale underwent treatment for bone cancer right above the knee, which was discovered after he fell down a flight of stairs in his home on February 8, and broke his leg. To save life, Tisdale decided to have part of his leg amputated. Regarding his website, he said removing a portion of the leg would be the best way to ensure that the cancer would not return.
He then changed his career direction into musician after 12 seasons in the NBA which he’s had several top 10 hits on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the year Tisdale scored 61 points. He’ll be playing at halftime of OU’s All-College basketball classic game on December 20th at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.
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