Former NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock, who played in the league for 13 years, is in critical condition following a bad car accident in Georgia. Blaylock is a big influence for Seattle's own Pearl Jam, who before changing their name to Pearl Jam for legal reasons, was called 'Mookie Blaylock'.

Alexis Steves of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had this to say about the Friday afternoon accident:

Former NBA star and Hawks player Mookie Blaylock was one of two people critically injured Friday afternoon in a head-on collision in Clayton County, according to police.

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, Jonesboro police Chief Franklin Allen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Blaylock’s vehicle struck another vehicle head-on, injuring two people, whose names were not released, and himself, Franklin said.

All three were transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where Blaylock was flown and was on life support and unresponsive, Franklin said. A female passenger in the second vehicle was bleeding internally, he said.

We also have word that Blaylock was taken off of life support as of 8 PM EST last night and that the woman who was the passenger in the other vehicle, has died.

Blaylock wore the jersey number 10, which is the reason why Pearl Jam's debut album was named 'Ten'.

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Album Cover of 'Ten' - Deluxe Edition via Facebook
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