Saturday, February 25, 2006

Basketball feel-good story

Crooks and Liars has a sweet story about a high-functioning autistic boy who is unexpectedly put into play at a high school basketball game. What made me cry was seeing the extremely excited reactions from his team and from the rest of the school. They really love that guy: his success obviously thrilled them all.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Alan said...

I cried when I saw that video too. It was beautiful.

But I also thought, if he could sink so many 3-pointers, why hadn't the coachs ever played him before, despite his autism? At least as a 2nd or 3rd stringer.

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Blogger travis said...

It's an excellent question. It's conceivable that the other team chose not to challenge him on shooting. He might not have done so well with a hand in his face. Clearly if he became the three-point specialist (for a high school team?), then he would get some more serious opposition.

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Anonymous wrd said...

Sadly, it might be a legal issue. I dunno...

Tuesday, 28 February, 2006  

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