Ex-NBA center riding high after stolen bike found

November 11, 2011 • National News

In this undated photo provided by Shawn Bradley, the former NBA basketball player Bradley straddles his custom built Trek bicycle in Dallas. Bradley, a former NBA player, was “dumbfounded” when someone recently stole his bike, an 80-centimeter-frame Trek. The company didn’t even include a serial number with the bike, figuring it would be useless to anyone but Bradley. Person at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Shawn Bradley)

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — At 7-foot-6, former NBA center Shawn Bradley needs just about everything custom-made, from clothes and chairs to countertops and doorways.

It’s why he was bummed when his custom-build Trek road bicycle, complete with an 80 centimeter carbon fiber-aluminum frame, was stolen last Friday.

“There’s no way they could have ridden it away,” Bradley said Thursday morning. “It’s kind of baffling. I think it will turn up.”

He was right.

A random search of a residence by state probation and parole officials turned up the bike Thursday afternoon in the town of Murray, where Bradley has a Login to read more

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