I wanted to let everyone know that the November 17 edition of the Portland Tribune is reporting that Maurice Lucas is now home from the hospital. Luke had been hospitalized for some time after coming down with a mysterious virus of some sort. He said that he got so sick so fast that within a week of coming down with the virus had lost his ability to breathe properly.
Number twenty is still pretty sick, and in fact is still hooked up to a ventilator, which helps move air through his lungs and makes certain he gets enough oxygen. Maurice is resting and taking medication which finally seems to be helping him recover from what is believed to be the same bug that killed Bernie Mac.
Even though the man we’ve known as The Enforcer is stronger than the average bear, this virus has taken its toll on him. All of us at Club Blazers wish him the best in his fight for a full recovery.
Oh, and Maurice…. just in case you happen to read this, don’t worry about your job. There isn’t anyone who could ever fill your shoes. Even though the jersey you wore says number twenty on it, you will always be number one to your fans.