The mother of NBA G League player Zeke Upshaw has filed a wrongful death lawsuit following his death on March 26, two days after he collapsed on the court during a game.
According to Dan Feldman, the law firm representing Jewel Upshaw released this statement regarding the suit:
Upshaw was playing for the Pistons’ G League team, the Grand Rapids Drive, during the time of his death.
The autopsy conducted showed that Upshaw died of “sudden cardiac death” and had “cardiac abnormalities” according to the medical examiner.
Upshaw was born in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and played college ball at Illinois State and Hofstra.
There should be a protocol that’s meant to handle these emergencies, and maybe this is the one good thing that can come out of this tragedy.
Play continued for around 15 seconds after Upshaw had collapsed and he was stretchered off almost three minutes later.
Upshaw’s mom says that she is suing in hopes to change the NBA policies so no other mother will have to experience what she went through.