Philadelphia 76ers Make Down Syndrome Teen's Hoop Dream Come True
INSIDE EDITION was with 18-year-old Kevin Grow, who suffers from Down syndrome, as he made his NBA debut with Philadelphia 76ers, thanks to a viral video of him playing basketball.
It's a dream-come-true for any kid to be introduced at center court with an NBA team. But one kid surrounded by the Philadelphia 76ers teammates has Down syndrome and has become an overnight internet sensation.
Video of 18-year-old Kevin Grow went viral after he made four three pointers in two minutes for Bensalem High School outside Philadelphia. Kevin was team manager for four years. His coach put him in for the final game of the season and the rest is history.
INSIDE EDITION spoke with his parents Dorothy and Earl.
Earl said, “Two minutes of his life has changed him.”
When the 76ers saw Kevin’s incredible feat on the web, they signed him to an honorary two-day contract.
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Dorothy said, “It's a dream for every kid to be a professional athlete.”
INSIDE EDITION was there as Kevin arrived Tuesday night for his big debut. He got his own locker and modeled his jersey which was number 33.
He took shooting practice with the players and even managed a nifty move for a lay-up. He got a big hug from Sixers Coach Brett Brown and autographs from all the 76ers.
His big moment was the cheers of fans as he was introduced at the Comcast Center.
So what does the internet sensation have to say about his sudden fame? “It's awesome!”
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