clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:


See the NBA's emotional tribute to Isaiah Austin during 2014 draft

In a touching moment, the NBA "selected" Austin, whose career was ended by discovery of a genetic disorder.

Via @gifdsports

Isaiah Austin, the Baylor product who recently announced he has a genetic disorder that will prevent him from playing basketball any longer, got his NBA Draft moment after all. Midway through the first round, NBA commissioner Adam Silver "selected" Austin on behalf of the league and brought him onto the stage.

It was a touching move noticed by many.

Read more about Austin's Marfan syndrome diagnosis and how he'll move forward.

Baylor blog "Our Daily Bears" took a deeper look at Marfan Syndrome and why it's dangerous.