Isaiah Austin

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  1. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Man... Just saw the espn interview with him. Hurting for the kid. 4 days away from the draft and he finds out he can't play basketball anymore.
     
  2. Rabbuk

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    Why? Haven't seen this reported elsewhere.
     
  3. tyler24

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    They said he has something that causes enlarged arteries. Said if he works too hard his heart could rupture.
     
  4. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    I didn't catch the name of the condition, he sort of choked up when he said he had it. But tyler24 got it right.
     
  5. DFWClone

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    I feel terrible for him. Extremely sad. Hopefully he had some sort of insurance.
     
  6. BigJCy

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    Awful news and I feel bad for him. Honestly though it is a great thing that he declared for the draft this season. Had he not done so, his condition may have gone unnoticed and things may have gone wrong.
     
  8. Rabbuk

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    He lucked out all things considered. If he's been living with it for a while.
     
  9. TXCyclones

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    I feel awful for the kid. Great competitor.

    @SIPeteThamel: Sad news. Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin diagnosed with a career ending medical condition linked to potential aortic enlargement.
     
  10. peteypie

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    Was just about to post this. Have to feel sorry for the kid.
     
  11. BigJCy

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  13. Cyclonepride

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    That is just crappy news for a good kid.
     
  14. CapnCy

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    Sorry to hear about this...gained a ton of respect for him after learning of his loss of eye, now this... :-(

    As others have said, good it was discovered....too bad he won't get the $$$ he would have got with a deal....not from a "get rich" perspective, but from a "have no worries long term" ala CFH.
     
  15. LivntheCyLife

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    I've wondered before if there might be NBA players with Marfan's Syndrome since they tend to be unusually tall. Does anybody know if the NBA automatically tests for it or if there was some suspicion to test for it with Austin?
     
  16. CapnCy

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    Also, would be a GREAT opportunity for NCAA to be pro-active and say despite having an agent, he could go back to Baylor on scholly or whatever.
     
  17. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Baylor can do whatever it wants. He can't play anymore, so anyone could pay for his last year of school if they wanted.
     
  18. cyclones500

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    Drew: "Our hope is that he'll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program." (Baylor site link)

    Anyone know his major area of study?
     
  19. jsb

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    Real tough break for the kid. Have to give him credit for giving the interview today right after he found out.
     
  20. tyler24

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    Classy move by Drew.
     

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