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Isaiah Austin Posts Transcript Of Heartbreaking Conversation He Had With A Random Woman

Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been nothing but courageous and inspirational since learning that he’d no longer be able to continue his basketball career due to a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. But the former NBA hopeful apparently ran into a situation that was a bit tough to handle today. Austin posted the transcript of a conversation that he claims to have had...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Cory Jefferson to Wear 21 to Honor Former Teammate Isaiah Austin (Photo)

Former Baylor C Isaiah Austin’s basketball career was ended when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. Austin’s Baylor teammate, Cory Jefferson, was taken by San Antonio with the final pick of the NBA draft and subsequently traded to the Nets, so Jefferson has taken the liberty of making sure his friend’s legacy will live in the NBA somehow. Jefferson is to wear the #21...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Join Outside Tha Locker Room This Sunday

Join Outside Tha Locker Room this Sunday 7/6/14 from 3pm-5pm Est as the guys welcome 2014 NBA Draftee and former University of Baylor (C) Isaiah Austin to the program. Also on the program, former Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steeler (LB) Brian Rolle. Stay tuned to www.thasportsjunkies101.com for more info
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA’s Gesture Toward Isaiah Austin Might Be Draft’s Highlight (Video)

Isaiah Austin learned last week that his NBA career was over before it started. He still was selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft, though. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a disorder that harms the connective tissue in the body. Austin, a projected mid- to late-first-round pick, was forced to retire from basketball because of the severity of the illness. But Austin...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA won the 2014 NBA draft with Isaiah Austin

Of all the picks made in 2014 NBA Draft, the best pick was not done by the Philadelphia 76ers, or the Milwuakee Bucks, or even the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rather, it was done by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who has continues to endear NBA fans everywhere.Soon after the 15th pick was made, Adam Silver stopped the normal draft procedure to make his own selection, and in those moments...
Via NBA Injury News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Without question the highlight of the NBA Draft was the league honoring Isaiah Austin

When NBA commissioner Adam Silver stopped the draft to honor former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin we all thought it was a very nice gesture by the league to do so. When commissioner Silver took the moment one step further we were all blown away. Great moment.Last week it was revealed that Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which is a rare genetic disorder that will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

In one of the most touching moments of the Draft, the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor in a ceremonial and honorary selection. Austin was projected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. His career though was ended before it even started when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. This disease would prevent Austin from ever stepping onto a NBA court....
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

In one of the most touching moments of the Draft, the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor in a ceremonial and honorary selection. Austin was projected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. His career though was ended before it even started when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. This disease would prevent Austin from ever stepping onto a NBA court....
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: NBA “Drafts” Isaiah Austin

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Isaiah Austin, the ultra-talented big man from Baylor who, just days before the NBA Draft, learned he had a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome that forced him to end his basketball career. While there’s no way to comprehend how devastating that had to be for Austin, he did get to live out his dream of being drafted, as the NBA decided...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA Gets An A+ For ‘Drafting’ Isaiah Austin, Whose Career Ended Way Too Early

Getty Image At a few points during last night’s NBA Draft, I was worried that ESPN was trying a little too hard to play the emotional angle with some of the young basketball talents by asking about family members or friends that they’ve lost along the way. For example, after Marcus Smart was drafted by the Boston Celtics, he was asked about his brother, Todd Westbrook, who lost...
Via With Leather
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA drafted Isaiah Austin in the coolest way possible last night

Baylor Center Isaiah Austin was drafted last night. [Next Impulse]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver Making Dreams Come True Through the NBA Draft

With the 16th pick of the NBA Draft, Adam Silver and the NBA  selected former Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin. On Sunday Austin announced that he would no longer be playing basketball because he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. He was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which produced an enlarged aorta that leaves him […] The post Adam Silver Making Dreams Come True...
Via Champs Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University in 2014 NBA Draft

It was an emotional night at the 2014 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York. In between the No. 15 (Atlanta Hawks selected Adreian Payne) and 16 (Chicago Bulls selected Jusuf Nurkic) picks of the first round, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a special presentation to Isaiah Austin from Baylor University. “With the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from...
Via Mill City Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA honors ex-Baylor star Isaiah Austin during draft

Isaiah Austin dreamt of hearing his name called in the NBA Draft, and that dream came true when the NBA honored the ex-Baylor star Thursday night during the event.
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Drafts Baylor's Isaiah Austin

((HT: ESPN/NBA))The HQ told you that Baylor's Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with Marfan's Syndrome about a week ago. The college star that had built a career after losing the sight in one eye has to stop playing altogether.In another classy, stand-up move by new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the league did something very special for Austin at this year's NBA Draft.The HQ...
Via Online Sports Guys
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin drafted by NBA in touching tribute after Marfan syndrome diagnosis (Video)

The NBA produced a memorable moment Thursday with a touching tribute to former Baylor center Isaiah Austin. Austin played two seasons at Baylor before declaring for the draft earlier this year. He was expected to be a second-round pick, but that was until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome less than a week ago. Austin […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

Baylor center Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which ended his NBA career before it began. Adam Silver, the NBA, and many others pulled a classy move by giving Austin his moment to shine. After the 15th overall pick, Silver stepped to the podium and said, “The NBA selects, Isaiah Austin”. That was then […]
Via Full Scale Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver Drafts Isaiah Austin Into NBA (Video)

In an incredibly classy moment, Adam Silver gave an emotional Isaiah Austin, Baylor center whose basketball career was cut short by Marfan syndrome, his moment, by drafting him into the NBA during the 2014 Draft. The post Adam Silver Drafts Isaiah Austin Into NBA (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Marcus Smart And Aaron Gordon Support Isaiah Austin’s ‘Dream Again’ Campaign At NBA Draft

On Tuesday, former Baylor player Isaiah Austin announced that he would be selling shirts featuring the phrase Dream Again in support of the Marfan Foundation, which leads in the fight against Marfan syndrome, the disorder that cut Austin’s basketball career short just days before the NBA Draft. Despite the fact that he won’t be playing in the NBA, Austin is still attending the...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Releases Dream Again Shirts to Benefit the Marfan Foundation

The of story of Baylor big-man Isaiah Austin and his dream of playing in the NBA that was derailed after is was discovered he had a career ending genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome, saddened the world over the weekend. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, Austin will use his platform to bring awareness to the syndrome. Become a part of my story and support the @NMF_Marfan...
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Isaiah Austin Selling “Dream Again” Shirts In Support Of The Marfan Foundation

On Sunday, we learned the deeply unfortunate news that Baylor’s Isaiah Austin would not be able to pursue a professional basketball career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Austin seems to be keeping his head up and taking the entire situation in stride, and is now a valuable spokesman for the Marfan foundation. The former Baylor Bear posted a new shirt design on his...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Baylor C Austin has $1M insurance policy

Former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin, who saw his dreams of playing in the NBA abruptly come to a halt this week, has an insurance policy worth at least $1 million, his agent, Dwon Clifton, confirmed to ESPN.com. "We will get through this week, and then we'll file the claim and get the ball rolling," Clifton said. The 7-foot-1 Austin took out the insurance policy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

We Could All Learn From NBA Prospect Isaiah Austin And How He’s Dealing With Career-Ending Diagnosis

On Sunday, as the NBA Draft is nearing closer and closer, former Baylor star and NBA prospect Isaiah Austin delivered some terrible news. He would be unable to have a career in the NBA due to a rare genetic disorder. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a disorder which affects a person’s connective tissue. It can affect many parts of the body, including the heart, bones...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

On Isaiah Austin And Coming To Terms With The Unexpected

(Ed’s Note: The news of former Baylor Bears forward Isaiah Austin announcing the end of his basketball career due to the diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome during his NBA Draft preparation was heartbreaking to hear. Today on TSFJ, Esau Howard and friend of the family Brandon Caldwell of Day & A Dream both spit poetic on […] The post On Isaiah Austin And Coming To Terms With The...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin Diagnosed With Career Ending Genetic Disorder

Sunday it was announced that one NBA prospect’s dreams of going to the league and come to an abrupt end. Baylor’s Isaiah Austin will be forced into medical retirement from playing competitive basketball. During normal pre-draft procedures, Austin went through a series of medical tests and it was discovered that he’s suffering from a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome,...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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