February 21, 2014

76ers Sign Teen with Down Syndrome: The Philadelphia 76ers have given a two-day contract to an 18-year-old high school student with Down syndrome after his on-court exploits in a game went viral. Senior Kevin Grow, the longtime manager of his Bensalem High School basketball team in Pennsylvania, got to suit up and play the final two minutes of his final two games. He scored 14 points in the finale, burying four three-pointers including a buzzer beater. Grow shared a meal with the 76ers, took part in shooting drills and got his own locker and No. 33 jersey.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:08 AM - 3 comments

He contributed more to the 76'ers in those two days than Andrew Bynum did all of last season.

posted by grum@work at 10:45 AM on February 21, 2014

The tanking this year has gotten crazy.

posted by yerfatma at 10:55 AM on February 21, 2014

This is really awesome.

posted by DudeDykstra at 12:24 AM on March 05, 2014

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