Philadelphia 76ers sign Kevin Grow, an 18 year old senior with Down's Syndrome, to special contract...
Well, this may be a first for the NBA.
On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers signed 18-year-old Kevin Grow to a special two-day contract, inviting the Pennsylvania high school senior with Down syndrome to take his game to a full-size court.
It all started when Grow, who serves as Bensalem High School's basketball manager, stepped in and played two varsity games at the end of the season. The teen scored three points in his first game and sunk four three-pointers during his second gamelast week, WPVI-TV reports.
That's when Sixers President and General Manager Sam Hinkie took note. Hinkie watched a video of Grow's incredible plays and decided to sign the 18-year-old, NBA.com reports.