Every day is a new adventure as an ESPN Talent Producer.
Last Thursday Cedric Ceballos, who played 11 seasons in the NBA, was a guest at ESPN for the “Car Wash.”
We started the day off with Ceballos joining host Jay Crawford on First Take, where Ceballos broke down the NBA playoffs. Granted, his prediction of a Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals is not going to happen, but he still did an impressive job with analysis.
Of course, the main question he was asked throughout the day was about his winning dunk — performed while blindfolded — in the 1992 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He still claims he could not see through the blindfold!
After all these years, the video still is amazing.
Ceballos (pictured at left, above) and ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen (right) were college teammates at Cal State Fullerton. Over lunch, they traded stories about their college and NBA days.
Ceballos was also very impressed with the ESPN décor and the black and white photos of athletes located in Building 4 on the second floor.
Throughout the day he talked about his favorite ESPN shows and how much he enjoyed the behind-the-scenes access.
“I enjoyed seeing all on-camera anchors doing their jobs, as well as learning how the sports media brain works,” Ceballos said.
“It’s amazing how ESPN works together as one. The Car Wash was great in every way. All sports icons should go to a Car Wash at least once in their careers.”
After stops at The Herd, SportsCenter.com, the 3p.m. SportsCenter and SportsNation, his day was complete. Ceballos currently works with the Phoenix Suns organization as an in-arena host.