Hearing your name picked during the NBA Draft is what all basketball players dream of. Seeing the commissioner at the podium reading your name is a moment that you can truly cherish your entire life. Although Isaiah Austin may never play basketball again, he had his shining moment during the 2014 NBA draft, and fulfilled his childhood dreams.
During routine physicals for the NBA Draft, Doctors diagnosed Austin with Marfan syndrome, an inherited disorder that affects the ears, eyes, skeleton, and circulatory center. This condition caused Austin to suddenly end his career in competitive basketball. Before this discovery, Isaiah was a highly sought player coming off a great year at Baylor. He was a sure 1st round pick in the draft.
Thanks to a classy move by commissioner Adam Silver, Isaiah Austin was drafted by the NBA in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. This truly shows that life is so much bigger than basketball, and you can’t take anything for granted.
“God has really blessed me,” Austin told reporters after being drafted. “He could’ve allowed me to keep playing, but instead he saved my life.”
He called getting his name called “one of the greatest moments of my life.”
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