Autistic player scores 20 points in 4 minutes

Submitted by: kewldawg 10 years ago Entertainment
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This is the feel-good story of the year.
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Male 242
GO ON!!!!!
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Male 1
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh!

That was sooooo nice! Goodness Gracious!

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Male 69
That is so cool and I live resonably close by.
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Female 173
wow, good on him.
Watching that made me shiver.
amazing
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Male 452
yeh i saw this on the news.... go J mac
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Male 28
Finally, someone to clear the name of autists like me.
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Female 663
Yeah, I live a 1/2 hour from NYC and saw the news report on CBS. Yes it`s real, and no, it`s not photoshopped. I think it was a really great story. 2/3 of the players on the court probably couldn`t make one 3-point shot, but he manages to make several in only a few minutes. I bet the coach is probably kicking himself right now. :)
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Male 23
good story
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Female 727
so touching :)
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Male 1
Albeit, this is a nice story. I think it is a bit overvalued by how people are reacting.
Not that it`s not a heartwarming story, or a base level testament to the goodness in humanity, but I couldn`t help but sense an underlying patrionization lingering with comments along the lines of "Wow, it`s so good for one of those handicaped people to get a break" I feel that if more people would actually take the time to fully comprehend autism they would understand that what autistic people lack in logical thought is compensated for in other ,less praised, facets (ie deeper creativity, intuition and more right brain tendencies) than us "normal" people. This story ,in contrast, to a story I read about a woman with autism who uses it to communicate with animals and console them before they are about to be butchered so they can die with dignity seems less poignant. It seems for someone to fly into our self righteous radar, they must conform to our banal ideals.
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Male 23
[quote]On 2/28/2006 3:08:57 AM FRANCESUX wrote: that was the sh.it[/quote]
Is that not violating the rules anymore?
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Female 199
you know what`s really amazing? when some of these kids are better than you are at things..i work w/ special olympics, and there are some kids that are just way better than i`ll ever be at these sports. It makes me happy to see this link though :-)
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Male 32
This aired on the news a couple days ago in my state (Borders NY) They made it sound like he was "suited up" every game and never given a chance, in fact, I think they called the story "something Benchwarmer"
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Male 170
Good for him!
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Female 230
wow he really is amazing.
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Female 263
My friend was just talking about this to me yesterday actually. He saw it on the news and just saw it for the first time here. It`s awesome when people who are so used to being looked at sort of, differently get accepted so greatly like that for a whole stadium to raise him in the air. I don`t care if people were blocking him, othe rpeople can play better, or no one else was even trying, he made 6 friggen 3 pointers in a row in a game to win it at the buzzer, after being the little `coaches helper` for so long!
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Female 30
aw
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Male 2,720
100th post lol.
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Male 361
He was able to throw a ball into a hoop 6 times in 4 minutes? Well thats it, we have our new savior!
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Male 230
Photoshopped.
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Male 730
"autistic kids suck ass"...dear jesus. have you no soul? please, keep those comments to yourself. if you knew what most autistic kids did with their lives. this isnt saying that hes a super dooper amazing basketball player who is better than you, its that he had a mental handicap that could have been life ruining but instead of letting it ruin his life, hes trying his hardest and overcoming it. why dont you guys stop being so hateful and maybe try being a little loveing?
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Male 1,425
im not getting on anyones case, all i have to say about this is good for him.
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Male 2,290
Jesus christ, autistic kids suck ass, I could have done better, that stupid retarded little douche bag got 6 FREE 3 pointers, wow that`s so good.

Who cares? drat `em, more like barf worthy.

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Male 630
Eh...I didn`t think that was autism. I also agree with a few statements about the caring of the other team, he looked pretty open at all times. Most playersd don`t even get the ball enough to >TRY< 9 shots in four minutes...
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Male 346
well done him!
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Female 101
i think i am gonna cry
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Male 214
"That was just retarded :), if I suffer brian injury I promise u can make fun of me. Any monkey can play a sport so what, people train dogs to fetch a ball. Cant wait for the retards count to the number 10 video."

u racist piece of sh*t

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Female 11
Whatever you may believe I have to say that this made me smile because that boy was able to have something that great happen to him. I mean who wouldn`t want to have hundreds cheering your name for something great you did...
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Male 610
i smell a contract :P seriously, amazing story! title definately does it justice :)
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Male 44
God what the hell, how about call me Incestuous or a Transevetite next. where are u getting this from, dude u have a monkey with a gun! what does that mean about u? DaSniper is the name i used in most of my games cause im usualy a sniper, and i like my avatar it just looks cool. Is it a crime to not like this video? Jesus.
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Male 1,265
Let`s see. "DaSniper44". We all know a sniper has obvious connotations with death. Then the Nazi symbology in the avatar. Nah, no attention craving going on there.
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Male 44
Opiebreath where did u get ur psychology degree, on the internet from a 10 minute course? I have no idea where u got either of those from. I have never known anyone with any mental illness, nor do I crave attention. I really dont care that he can play a sport and was merly expressing myslef which is what comments are for. If i wanted attention id dress up in a pink dress, dance the macarena, and post the video here.
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Female 15,763
Well DaSniper44, either you`re an attention whore, which is probably most likely, or you have a relative/know someone that`s autistic so you have to deal with the daily hardships, and instead of talking to people about how you feel about it, you decide to bottle it up and or turn it into agression towards other autistic people.

Anyways, have an UNDERSTANDING day.

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Male 44
That was just retarded :), if I suffer brian injury I promise u can make fun of me. Any monkey can play a sport so what, people train dogs to fetch a ball. Cant wait for the retards count to the number 10 video.
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Female 607
I was ready to tell a story about this autistic kid I know and how much I hate his family, but that just seems low now. Stuff heartwarming, that was heartMELTING. I was almost in tears by the end of it. Who cares which point of the game it was at, if they were winning or not. That was brilliant, and what made it even better was the support he got from the crowd. Even when he was just called up, before he`d done anything, the people watching went crazy. That respect was just for being the team`s gofer, getting thier water and stuff. You`d be hard pressed to find anyone in my area with a disability who would get that sort of praise. We smile, wave and be nice to disabled people (physically or otherwise) but most people steer clear. At my primary school, it was combined with a school for disabled kids, and three of us a day were chosen to go visit in there and play. The younger kids were fine, they loved it, but the older kids (not me, I loved it too) didn`t want to even go near the fence
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Male 2
Wow...a wonderful story. My little brother is autistic, and it`s always nice to hear such great stories about how people rise above the challenges they`ve been handed.
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Female 27
I saw it on the local news, here in the North West and the newscasters were close to tears. I sent the link to my friend who has an autistic son. That story is just all good!
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Male 594
All Hail Baelzar, King Nothing.

All Hail Bazelzar, King Loser, Heir to Nothing.

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Female 3
it makes me feel good to know that there are still people in this world, real people the kind that care for others. That guy did great and the enthusiasm of the crowd just topped off the whole thing.
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Male 200
That was great..... 6 3s in the last four minutes of the game. If he is at that school next year I feel he needs to get a chance to play more often....

And for those of you who say things like "no one was moving on the court" You try and go to an EMPTY court and hit 6 three pointers... in 10 mintues let alone 4 mintues.

He did not get lucky that is pure skill.....

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Female 211
This was the first time I-Am-Bored brought me close to tears. Thankyou for making my day.
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Female 370
That was a touching story...
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Male 122
[quote]On 2/28/2006 7:12:47 PM kylethehappy wrote: That kid rules! He overcame is mental disability and won the game for the team. [/quote]

Lol. He didn`t win the game for the team, they put him in at the end of a blowout.

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Male 122
That gave me the chills at the end when everyone rushed the court.
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Male 12
I saw this when it aired, and this has got to be the BEST thing on the web.
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Female 7
so i`m guessing summer 2007, we`ll be seeing this in theaters.
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Male 31
pssh...basketball is for sissie boys. Now the story about the Defensive end with no legs that actually pplayed a full football game...thats impressive.
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Female 338
Out of curiosity, why is this remotely worth fighting over?

Very cool. Hooray for the kid. And I agree, the world pisses me off so much lately, it`s nice to see a news story like this.

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Male 601
That kid rules! He overcame is mental disability and won the game for the team.

I really, really love news stories like this because it takes a look at the happier things happening in the world right now. This movie really brightened my day.

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Male 90
That was amazing.

To all the people that arent amazed by it, think of this.... you try to make six three-pointers in a row with a disability.

This kid deserves all the kudos in the world. it shows some goodheartedness that there still is

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Male 115
That is really inspiring to know that someone can do that. My friend was two siblings, both with autism and they both have very special talents. One of them is an incredibly fast typer and the other is really good at spelling. With autism its often normal for the person with the autism to have strong points in areas of life.
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Male 77
Geeze if i was autistic and did anything that was something "amazing" I would get a thousand times more atention than anyone who was normal.
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Male 63
Very touching.

At my school we had a kid with down syndrom *sp?* who never played all season. The last game of the season we were winning by 20 poits so coach lets him play and some jerk says he doesn`t care he was going to block him anyway so we try to get the ball for him and he misses a few passes but we are determined to get him he ball. So finally he gets the ball and everyone screams shoot and that jerk who said he was going to block him tries to block him but Joe (the kid with down syndrome) pump fakes (I don`t know if he meant to) and the kid goes up and Joe takes the shot and makes it. And we all just start screaming and he thought he did something wrong and we`re all like you did good. Maybe not as gread as this story but it will stick with me forever

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Male 224
Thats a nice story.
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Male 70
that was awesome. that kid could totally school me at any 1 on 1 game and also, STFU anyone who says that that was photoshopped. that kid made those shots and he deserved that giant crowd.
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Male 168
touching
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Female 879
Thats awesome, stuff like that makes me happy :) Rochester is only, like, a half hour away from me. Besides, whether or not someone was guarding him, the kid made a s h i t load of three pointers in four minutes, I couldnt score one of those baskets if I was on the court by myself....
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Female 21
His dad seemed kind of unsupportive and @ssholeish. ... And yes, @ssholeish is a word =p Cuz I just said so.
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Male 536
Rochester, New York is only a few miles from here, I havent heard of him... Weird =/ Anyhow I dont know what autistic is so I cant contribute anything...
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Male 1,399
Bigoldidjit: Please don`t quote Tom Petty songs.

I don`t want to associate Tom Petty with you.

As far as the kid goes, good for him. He`ll remember being carried off the court for the rest of his life.

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Male 31
Being autistic does not mean that you aren`t athletic - you basically have problems relating with people socially.
So, to see people make such a big deal about this is kinda sad in a way - because of the way "normal" people view autistic people.
The kid may have good game - he was never given a chance to showcase what he may have because of his autism until the very last game of the season.
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Male 76
WOW! amazing kid! just look at that crowd at the end! :`( that would have been the greatest day of my life!
I wasnt going to whatch that clip, i only watched it coz it had a high rating!
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Female 50
Awwww that is so kewl... i have a cousin how is autistic and that made me cry |-(
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Female 228
i had goosebumps by hearing the cheers.. he`s totally awesome.
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Male 2,958
yeah...we know it`s real....no one doubted that.
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Male 17
its real just so you all know...and i saw this on tv he had 6 3 pointers
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Male 1,550
i miss read atustic with acoustic, now it makes sense
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Male 210
Good for him! Even if he only ever had that one moment, it still would`ve meant so much to him!
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Female 748
Oh, bless.
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Male 3
Yeah the reported seemed like he was going to cry at the end. I`m not surprised, it was such a heartwarming story. My brother`s autistic so I really feel happy for the guy.
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Female 429
yeah, the reporter was about to cry lol
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Female 158
That actually made me quite emotional.
and also
Did i sense a little tight throatiness from the reporter?
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Female 429
awww, bless him.
i have odd socks on o.o its not gonna bother anyone else, they are in my boots, but i know they are there....o.o
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Male 160
And the final score is 108-20.
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Male 52
cool, nice that they gave him the chance. i challenge anyone of you to shoot 6 3pointers in a row!
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Female 272
cooolnness
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Female 191
oh woo.
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Male 10
What a great story, plain and simple.
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Male 378
amazin
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Male 143
this is a real life waterboy :D just like bobby buchet in the film, he gets to play a game he really enjoys and totally wipes the floor with the other team.
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Male 111
next week....an autistic basketball playing sniper
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Male 64
WOW, ya know it is nice to see stuff like this now and then.
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Male 49
That`s pretty cool.
an amazing feat..for anybody.
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Male 594
Tom Petty: "I won`t back down, no I won`t back down. You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won`t back down."

Foob.

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Male 206
I was not trying to rip this apart. I think this is a fantastic story and have forwarded it to many people. It is one of the best stories I`ve seen here.

My only, ONLY, point is that it is wrong to think that this kid is a basketball "rainman" and would have racked up 3,000 point in a season if he played. That wasn`t the point of the news piece, so that isn`t what you should take away from it. Period.

Sometimes some really wonderful things CAN happen in this f`ed up world. Can we just enjoy this one please.

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Male 1,225
I can`t make one three point shot... good for him...
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Male 1,039
Nice..don`t know if i could make six 3s in 4 minutes lol...great that they put him in

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Female 20
Ffs people, get over it. This was posted as a nice heart-warming story and as per freakin usual, someones gotta come along and rip it apart.
Could you`s not have just looked at this and thought - that`s pretty sweet that this guy waas given 4 minutes to play, and he made every second count. Or something like that. So what if they`re was `no defence` or if they `werent trying` - point being, 20 points in 4 minutes is infreakinpressive, no matter if he was autistic or well defended or whatever. And no I don`t know anything about sports but I still stand by it.
K I`m done.
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Female 10
I think it was a great story...he made baskets I can`t and Im in perfect condition. Kudos to him man, it was a great cover.
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Male 206
That you d_w for coming to my defense.

Help me out here, bigoldbagofhotair. You are coaching the opposing team. You`re in last place, it`s the last game of the season. 4 minutes left. You are down by, let`s say, 30 points. The other team is putting in an obviously autistic young man, so he may have the thrill of his life. When he startes making a couple shots what are you gonna do, double or triple team him? Oh wait, let me guess, foul him!?!

You should realize that this young man`s moment may be just a tad bit more important than you pitiful win/loss record.

Do us all a favor, if you have kids don`t get involved with their sports life. You just don`t/won`t get it.

Prick.

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Male 2,720
... BTW, I`m not defending the practice of not trying your hardest. Just saying, it happens.

And, great story.

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Male 2,720
^ bigoldjeffry: You don`t have to be a chicken to critique an omelet dude.

And I`ve seen PLENTY of pro players in different sports NOT always play their hardest. PLENTY. Makes me wonder if you know what you`re talking about, actually. Basketball, hockey, football... seen it everywhere.
So, IMHO, I don`t think ajax is stupid, gaped-mouthed moron.
And perhaps you ought to look into decaf.

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Male 51
It wasn`t about winning or losing or if the other team guard him or not. It was about giving a special kid a chance to get in the game. it was kinda like the rudy movie.if he never get to play again atleast he has that memory
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Male 594
What kind of an ignorant, backwards, gaped-mouthed moron would say something like: "If it was a game that really mattered I think that the other team would actually guard him."

Are you STUPID? I have to assume that you`ve never played sports. Because if you had, you`d know that it doesn`t matter how far you are behind and it doesn`t matter how late in the season the game is, you ignorant piece of garbage. You always play your hardest, idiot.

That kid is amazing. Typically, jealous people will post things like, "Erm..no1 wuz garding him." Stupid idiots. That kid could outplay you any day of the year.

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Female 460
that was jsut...amazing. just imagine how this kid must have felt, he must have been on top of hte clouds!
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Male 111
aww man an autistic dude can shoot betterthen me
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Male 206
Great great story! Really warms the heart.

But lets be real. "wtf was the coach doing not playing him all season." This was the last 4 min. of the last game, so it prob. didn`t mean much to either team. If it was a game that really mattered I think that the other team would actually guard him.

I am not taking anything away from this kid though, on my best day on a completely open court I couldn`t do that.

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Female 153
Really touching story. Makes you wonder how much talent goes unnoticed because people are said to have disabilities.
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Male 2
That is seriously awesome!
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Male 396
never mind the news here made it sound like he was from my state. my bad
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Male 396
this happened in my state of minnesota and i couldnt belive it
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Male 959
have to wonder. wtf was the coach doing not playing him all season. Did noone notice he could actually play?
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Female 2
that made me cry :_)
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Male 221
Fantastic story.
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Male 2,519
Awwww.........

And it was really crazy at the end.

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Male 2,567
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Male 207
well its kinda a triple repost, jsut different people telling it but still awesome!
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Male 1,030
wow...
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Male 218
I think dat was fotochoped!1!
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Male 61
That was really awsome. He deserved all that prasie he got for making those baskets.
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Female 1,211
that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!1
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Male 101
Wow! What. A. CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 396
that was the sh.it
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Male 1,265
Being autistic explains it, I think. Rainman.
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Male 2,958
It might just be me but it looks like no one was moving on the court every time he went for a shot
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Male 182
Link: Autistic player scores 20 points in 4 minutes [Rate Link] - This is the feel-good story of the year.
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