If you didn’t get to watch last night’s live showing of the 2014 NBA Draft, you missed out on a lot.
The 2014 Draft had a lot of high moments, happy ones, rejoicing, but there was definitely one moment that surpassed them all as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave star college baller Isaiah Austin his moment an honorary draft. If you’re not familiar, Austin played his collegiate ball career at Baylor and was certain to be a first round pick in last night’s draft until a seemingly routine physical showed that he had Marfan Disease, which is ultimately career ending.
Essentially, doctors told Austin that he could no longer play competitive basketball, or even a pick-up game, ever again. Devastating news for a guy who worked his entire life for that one moment to be selected in the NBA Draft, and had it all taken away out of the blue.