Sunday, June 29

The NBA Drafts Isaiah Austin

In case you missed it, the NBA Draft was this past week. I actually did miss some of it because the bar I was at decided to turn the TVs showing the draft to some weird anti-wrinkle cream commercial. I guess that's what I get for thinking a bar would show some sport-related thing.

Anyway, the coolest moment of the night was when the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor University. The 7'1" Austin just a few days earlier discovered he had Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can cause an enlarged heart, among other things. He was advised to stop playing basketball completely, 

The amount of positivity this kid has is just incredible. He's actually been playing with a glass eye for several years, and plans to return to Baylor to finish his degree. In addition, the NBA has already offered a position within the league once Austin graduates. Best of luck to him in the future.

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