After accident that paralyzed Shawn Bradley, the former BYU player talks about his new life

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ST. GEORGE — For 12 years, Shawn Bradley lived his NBA dream. The following 16 years he traveled the world. But in January 2021, Bradley's world was turned upside down.

The former BYU basketball player, who went on to be drafted as the No. 2 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1993 NBA draft, was paralyzed in a tragic bicycle accident near his home in St. George.

"Being an elite athlete, playing at the highest level, to have someone help change my diaper — I mean, come on, that's not easy," Bradley said in an exclusive interview with

In the year since the accident, Bradley and his family have come to accept their new life.

Watch the video above to see Bradley's outlook on life and how he's moving forward with big dreams.


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