: This made me smile, and gave me goosebumps



Rolex
03-06-06, 08:15 PM
DIALUP BEWARE

This is a short video with a great story. A special-education autistic kid who was the water boy for a HS basketball team was allowed to dress out for a game. Nobody would have been able to predict what happened. :D

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/autistic-guy-basketball1.html

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/autistic-guy-basketball2.html

Florian
03-06-06, 09:07 PM
Did Nike sponsor him with an XXXXL headband?


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Kev
03-06-06, 09:25 PM
That is cool!

Great find! Thank you for sharing it.

slk230mb
03-06-06, 09:36 PM
That is cool!

Great find! Thank you for sharing it.

It's been all over ESPN and the news. Very nice story.

Stoneage_Caddy
03-06-06, 11:52 PM
good stuff

Jesda
03-07-06, 12:00 AM
Bahahha, I was listening to Opie and Anthony. A guy called and said that he was on the opposing team when this happened to him in high school. He ended up blocking the shot and knocking the slow/autistic/whatever kid to the ground. Security had to escort him out to keep the audience from murdering him.

:D

Spyder
03-07-06, 11:36 AM
Huh...that's awesome!

OffThaHorseCEO
03-07-06, 12:34 PM
hey nice story, i bet the kid couldnt have asked for more

gary88
03-07-06, 04:39 PM
That's really great for him :thumbsup:

DaveDeVille
03-07-06, 05:15 PM
My eyes welled up. I hate sports but I'm am very happy for that kid.

Jonas McFeely
03-07-06, 05:23 PM
Yeah for real those autisic people can like do nuts stuff like multiply 3256x8765 instantly,crazy little bastards.I dont see why its so great he did it because he was autistic though,that would be amazing if anyone did it,let alone someone with a handicap,i dont even think he has a physical handicap.It is pretty amazing,but i doubt the sincerity of the news people who did that story.I think they were like "a retarded kid that shoots 3-pointers?",and jumped on it like flies on shit.

Kev
03-07-06, 05:34 PM
Put it this way, kids like him are usually ostracized and sometimes considered or treated like freaks. People can be very cruel to the weak or helpless. It's great to see some one with mental or physical handicaps do the unexpected feats of skill in a public venue.

Jonas McFeely
03-07-06, 05:48 PM
Put it this way, kids like him are usually ostracized and sometimes considered or treated like freaks. People can be very cruel to the weak or helpless. It's great to see some one with mental or physical handicaps do the unexpected feats of skill in a public venue.

Agreed