What happens to a dream deferred? Well thanks to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Isaiah Austin won’t ever have to know. The Baylor center and NBA hopeful had his named called into the draft and his dream of being drafted was realized. Well, that makes sense, right? Well, Austin won’t actually play in the league because of a recent diagnosis of a genetic disorder, however, commissioner Adam Silver saw fit to honor him and it was an amazing moment! Watch:
From USA Today Sports:
Isaiah Austin’s career in competitive basketball ended suddenly last week when he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, an inherited disorder that affects the heart, eyes, skeleton, and circulatory center, according to the Mayo Clinic’s website.
Shout out to Adam Silver! That was amazing. That’s what professional sports should do. Yes, it’s about good games, sportsmanship and entertainment. However, when pro sports can make dreams come true, that’s just wonderful.
I wish the best for Isaiah Austin.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,