Joe Frazier, Pro Basketball Player and Coach at Calabasas High, Still in Coma After Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash

Pro basketballer Joe Frazier has had former teammates and current students at his bedside in Northridge Hospital since Thursday night, when he was plowed over by a hit-and-run driver between Tarzana and Reseda.

Police told the head coach at Calabasas High (who told the Los Angeles Times) that "the driver of a light-colored, SUV-type vehicle ran a red light near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue" before knocking Frazier off his motorcycle and putting him in a coma.

CBS2 reports that the 28-year-old assistant coach was heading home from practice...

... when the hit-and-run occurred. Now, reporter Kirk Hawkins Tweets that "Cleveland Cavalier @RyanHollins15, Former CSUN Basketball player Eto Onyenegecha and Goren Bozic have been at Joe Frazier's side."

According to Frazier's fan page on Facebook, he was a star player at Cal State Northridge, and went on to play professionally in Europe, Mexico and on the Harlem Globetrotters. Some highlights from his Northridge days:

Currently, the hit-and-run victim is one-third of a training team called Get Buckets. His colleagues from that endeavor have been posting updates on his condition to Facebook, such as:

Joe is taking deep breaths and breathing on his own in spurts. Keep it up Joe.

As we sit here (Ryan, Eto, Goran) sharing stories from the past and reminiscing on the the things Joe likes, he keeps breathing more and more on his own. Ya'll can guess what we were talking about??

And here's some adorable fan mail from a kid whose game Frasier had refereed.

Joe Frazier, Pro Basketball Player and Coach at Calabasas High, Still in Coma After Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash
Get Buckets via Facebook

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