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This Story About A Teen With Down Syndrome Signing An NBA Contract Will Bring On The Waterworks!!!

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teen with down syndrome signs two day contract with philadelphia 76ers

We hope you have a box of tissues nearby, because this is pretty much guaranteed to get the waterworks going!!

Despite being diagnosed with down syndrome, Pennsylvania teen Kevin Grow was a welcome member of his high school basketball team as the manager, and in the last two games of the season he was given the chance to suit up and actually play alongside his teammates!

He certainly made the most of his time on the court as he drained four three-pointers in his last game and tallied a total of fourteen points, and the inspirational video quickly went viral!

The clip eventually made its way to Philadelphia 76ers president Sam Hinkie who decided to invite Kevin to the team's facilities and signed him to a two-day contract!!

On Monday, the 18-year-old got a chance to suit up and have a full-on practice alongside his new teammates and coaches! But the excitement wasn't even close to stopping there as the very next night was the real deal as the Sixers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers!

Kevin got his very own spot in the locker room which was STUFFED with 76ers gear, including his very own jersey for the game! Then, he got a chance to make his grand entrance at Wells Fargo Center and participate in the pre-game warmups!!

Kevin's sister Laura said her brother couldn't be more thrilled about the whole experience:

"By far, Kevin's favorite team is the Sixers, and he was so excited just to be able to come down here and see practice. But to be a part of the team, and when we got downstairs to see all the media there, it was even more of a surprise. This whole thing's just taken a mind of its own, and it's just such a neat experience."

We can't even begin to give enough props to the Sixers for this amazing gesture, and we're sure this is an experience Kevin will NEVER forget!

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One comment to “This Story About A Teen With Down Syndrome Signing An NBA Contract Will Bring On The Waterworks!!!”

  1. jen says – reply to this


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    As a mom of a one-year-old son with Down syndrome, I want to thank you for posting stories like this.