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Classic Moment: NBA Selects Player Diagnosed With Career-Ending Disorder Days Before Draft.

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In what will be remembered as a flawless first year as NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver and the NBA did something very classy and honorable during the 2014 Draft. Former Baylor center and standout player, Isaiah Austin, was selected with an honorary pick by Silver and the NBA.

Isaiah was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome and forced to prematurely give up his dream of professional basketball just days before being drafted as a top 20 prospect. The moment is one of the coolest that has ever happened in sports.

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