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Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion are a team of Retired NBA Players on The Amazing Race 30.

Despite their seeming physicality as former NBA players, Cedric & Shawn regularly found themselves near the bottom of the pack due to Cedric's age and history of physical ailments, as well as their difficulty with mental tasks, slowing them down. They came in last in the third leg after Cedric struggled with a physical Roadblock, but were spared by a Non-Elimination Leg. In the following leg, they got lost while navigating early on, followed by Cedric again struggling with another Roadblock. Despite finishing their Speed Bump quickly, these struggles, along with losing time while finding the location of the Pit Stop, put them in the last round of the Head-to-Head. They lost their only shot at safety when Lucas & Brittany beat them in the final round, eliminating Cedric & Shawn in 9th place.

Profile

Retrieved from cbs.com[1]

Cedric

Name: Cedric Ceballos
Age: 48
Instagram: @cedceballos
Current occupation: Retired NBA Player
Three words to describe you: Funny, outgoing, and friendly.
Favorite hobbies: Music, sports, and traveling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being a healthy "Kool" Dad and NBA All-Star.
What scares you most about traveling? Airport food.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the sites and meeting new people.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa, for the weather.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? [That me and Shawn] stay friends.

Shawn

Name: Shawn Marion
Age: 39
Instagram: @matrix31
Twitter: @matrix31
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Current occupation: Retired NBA athlete and father
Describe what you do: I have a son 40% of the time so I just want to be hands on with him. I'm also an NBA Ambassador where I do meet and greets, clinics, speaking, and engagements.
Three words to describe you: Competitive, stubborn to a degree, and loyal.
Favorite hobbies: Spending time with my son and family, traveling, and shopping.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being a father and provider for my family and a champion!!
What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost and stranded with nothing.
What excites you most about traveling? New culture, cities, and people.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, or Venezuela.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Maybe open more doors and opportunities for future endeavors.

The Amazing Race 30

Race History

Cedric & Shawn's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland No Detour Shawn 9 of 11 [1]
2 2 Iceland → Belgium Old Print / Diamond Glint Shawn 2 of 10
3 3 Belgium → Morocco Drop It Off / Shake It Off Cedric 9 of 9
4 4 Morocco → France Bread / Tread Cedric 9 of 9
Average 7.25
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team that lost the Double Battle.
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Cedric & Shawn initially arrived 8th, but received a 30-minute penalty due to Cedric verbally helping Shawn at the Roadblock. Eric & Daniel checked in during this time, dropping them to 9th.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Cedric & Shawn are the first former NBA players to compete on The Amazing Race.

External links


Interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (01/25/2018): "Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion on Sinking Free Throws and French Dinghies"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (01/25/2018): "Amazing Race 30 Exit Interview Podcast: Third & Fourth Teams Eliminated"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (01/31/2018): "Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion talk The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 and 2]

Social Media


References

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 Cedric & Shawn
Retired NBA Players
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 Eric & Daniel
Twin Brothers
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 Henry & Evan
Dating Debaters
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Competitive Eaters
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 Kristi & Jen
Professional Skiers
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 Lucas & Brittany
Dating Lifeguards
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 Trevor & Chris
Dating Violinists
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