Mookie Blaylock upgraded to “serious” condition


He’s not out of the woods yet, but there is some good news for former NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock.

A couple days after a serious auto accident in the Atlanta area that left him on life support, he has been upgraded to “serious” reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The paper also has details of the accident, which injured a couple other people as well.

Blaylock, 46, was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound on Tara Boulevard when for unknown reasons, he crossed over the median and into a southbound lane around 1 p.m., Jonesboro police Chief Franklin Allen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Blaylock’s vehicle struck another vehicle head-on, injuring two people, Frankie and Monica Murphy, and himself, Allen said.


Monica Murphy has since died fron injuries sustained in the crash, making this even more tragic.

Blaylock was a 13-year NBA veteran, and he spent seven of those years with the Hawks. He was known as lock-down defender who was a solid point guard — with some moments of flair — and could knock down some threes.

Our thoughts are with Blaylock and the others impacted in this accident.