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Topic subjectFeel good story in Philly (not a typo)
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2299957, Feel good story in Philly (not a typo)
Posted by Cenario, Tue Feb-18-14 09:39 AM
Philaelphia 76ers sign Pennsylvania teenager with Down syndrome to two-day contract

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/sixers-sign-teen-syndrome-article-1.1617885#ixzz2tgVtTaxN

Bensalem (Pa.) High School’s Kevin Grow, who was born with Down syndrome and had been the basketball team’s manager for the last four years until suiting up for the team’s final two games, joined the Philadelphia Sixers on Monday, the team signing the senior to a ceremonial two-day contract.
The 18-year-old scored three points in his debut game as a high schooler. The next day, he scored a game-high 14 points, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer. “I hit a buzzer-beater and it was party time in the locker room,” Grow said at the time.

“Grow has become an inspiration to the Sixers organization, as his story has swept the nation,” a statement from the NBA team said.
After he signed the contract, Grow joined the Sixers on the floor toward the end of practice and shot around with his new teammates.
He will get his own Sixers jersey and locker at the Wells Fargo Center and participate in pregame activities prior to Tuesday’s night game against the Cavaliers, including taking part in the high-five tunnel when players take the court and standing with them during the national anthem.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/sixers-sign-teen-syndrome-article-1.1617885#ixzz2tgVmV3bN
2299961, lol, I thought this was about Phil Jax coaching the Sixers
Posted by ThaTruth, Tue Feb-18-14 09:54 AM
2299962, lol
Posted by Cenario, Tue Feb-18-14 09:56 AM
2299964, #TankMode
Posted by Amritsar, Tue Feb-18-14 09:58 AM
2300303, lol
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Wed Feb-19-14 10:06 AM
2299967, they prolly coulda used homie on that recent disastrous western roadie
Posted by LAbeathustla, Tue Feb-18-14 10:12 AM
2300013, RE: Feel good story in Philly (not a typo)
Posted by MarkyMark, Tue Feb-18-14 11:33 AM
There is absolutely no way he is a worse post defender than Spencer Hawes.
2300017, the replies here are so Philly...LOL....
Posted by Castro, Tue Feb-18-14 11:36 AM
2300023, i thought the national guard was finally air lifting in mouthwash
Posted by bshelly, Tue Feb-18-14 11:48 AM
2300025, lolz
Posted by Cenario, Tue Feb-18-14 11:49 AM
2300285, After blowout loss to Cleveland, kid now seeks a trade to another team
Posted by mtbatol, Wed Feb-19-14 09:11 AM
2300513, lol
Posted by auragin_boi, Wed Feb-19-14 07:58 PM