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The NBA Selecting Isaiah Austin Made For The Most Touching Moment In The 2014 Draft

Isaiah Austin, you are the real MVP.

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Last night, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recognized Isaiah Austin as an honorary draft pick by calling his name on behalf of the league. The two shared a touching moment up on stage, which immediately became the highlight of the night.

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Just a few days before the draft, Austin (who was considered to be a first-round pick) was diagnosed with a career-ending disease called Marfan syndrome.

In between the 15th and 16th pick, Commissioner Silver took a few moments to honor the former Baylor star.

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As the crowd gave Austin a standing ovation, Silver began to praise the Baylor product, commending him for all of his hard work and dedication.

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The commissioner then said the words that Austin will probably never forget: “With the next pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin, from Baylor University."

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As Austin and Silver met on center stage, the two shared a heartfelt moment that transcended to more than just basketball.

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After the draft, ESPN caught up with Austin, who through this tough stretch in his life, showed a bit of optimism.

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Best of luck in your future, Isaiah.

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