Kevin Grow’s NBA debut is all that and then some

Angela Sun
Yahoo Sports Minute Blog
Kevin Grow’s NBA debut is all that and then some
Kevin Grow’s NBA debut is all that and then some

Last week we introduced you to a special needs student who went from devoted team manager to school hero after stunning the home crowd with his accuracy from 3-point land. Since then, the high school senior with Down Syndrome has become somewhat of a legend in his own right. After video of the Bensalem (Pa.) sharpshooter spread, Kevin received an incredible offer from the Philadelphia 76ers — a two-day contract with the organization. Happily signing on the dotted line, Kevin was soon shown the locker room, given an official jersey and even practiced with the team on Monday.

But Tuesday night's events truly completed this NBA dream. With the Sixers hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers, Grow was introduced to the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center during pregame to a standing ovation. With his honorary 76er teammates, he warmed up before the game, proudly took in the national anthem and was the focal point of a rousing pump-up dance right before tipoff.

To cap off the experience, Kevin made an encore appearance during the 2nd quarter -- this time surrounded by his supportive teammates from Bensalem that helped propel this dream in the first place.

Double OT thriller

No. 9 Villanova escaped the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence with an 82-79 win against the Friars on Tuesday night, after sophomore guard Ryan Arcidiacono converted on a 3-point-play for the Wildcats with seconds left in double overtime.

Out with the old, in with the new

After 17 years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be changing their logo. The new logo will be unveiled by none other than Hall of Fame Buc Warren Sapp on Thursday night at 8pm.

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