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

Isaiah Austin, you are the real MVP.

1. 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.

NBA / Via

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.

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

NBA / Via

3. 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.

NBA / Via

4. 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.”

NBA / Via

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

Mike Stobe / Getty Images / Via NBAE Getty

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

NBA / Via

7. Best of luck in your future, Isaiah.

Mike Stobe / Getty Images / Via NBAE Getty

Check out more articles on!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.


    Hot Buzz

    This Couple Did The Most Emo Breakup Photo Shoot And People Have No Idea How To Feel

    Are You More Dumpster, Fire, Or Dumpster Fire?

    Now Buzzing