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NBA HONORS ISAIAH AUSTIN AS HONORARY DRAFT PICK

NBA HONORS ISAIAH AUSTIN AS HONORARY DRAFT PICK
The NBA honored former Baylor star Isaiah Austin with an honorary pick during Thursday’s 2014 NBA draft. Austin, who was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome and forced to prematurely give up his dream of professional basketball, was called up to the stage by commissioner Adam Silver while the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Ever since receiving the devastating news that would keep him from the NBA, he has handled himself with unbelievable poise. Others might fall apart in a similar position, but Austin has revealed his fantastic character by being so open and positive. It would be great if the NBA followed through and found a way to use Austin in some capacity. Whether or not that happens, though, this young man has proven he has the will and attitude to find success in life. Basketball or no basketball.