Friday, February 24, 2006

Now this is a story

seen at the Corner: Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams Come True

6 comments:

Stephen said...

Watch the video. If you aren't moved you have a heart of stone.

greg said...

Great story. My only question is why the hell was this the kid's first game. He hit 6 freakin' 3's? The opposing players were not giving him anything either, he was being defended. It seems like he could have been used semi-regularly throughout the season to come in and nail a couple of long-range shots.

Paul said...

how about the reactions of the fans and his teammates? That tells a big story, too.

greg said...

Yes, the crowd noise is amazing.

dcat said...

And of course because so many high school coached abuse the system, the kid is not eligible to play in the postseason, as a player has to have appeared in six games. So the leading scorer (from 4 minutes of play) for a playoff-bound team's last regular season game is back in shirt and tie for the postseason, largely because far too many scuzzbag coaches abuse the system and would toss ringers in at every opportunity. Ugh.
dc

greg said...

Again I blame the coach. He should have known the kid could shoot and suited him up earlier.