Last week we introduced you to a special needs student who went from devoted team manager to school hero after stunning the home crowd with his accuracy from 3-point land. Since then, the high school senior with Down Syndrome has become somewhat of a legend in his own right. After video of the Bensalem (Pa.) sharpshooter spread, Kevin received an incredible offer from the Philadelphia 76ers — a two-day contract with the organization. Happily signing on the dotted line, Kevin was soon shown the locker room, given an official jersey and even practiced with the team on Monday.
But Tuesday night's events truly completed this NBA dream. With the Sixers hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers, Grow was introduced to the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center during pregame to a standing ovation. With his honorary 76er teammates, he warmed up before the game, proudly took in the national anthem and was the focal point of a rousing pump-up dance right before tipoff.
To cap off the experience, Kevin made an encore appearance during the 2nd quarter -- this time surrounded by his supportive teammates from Bensalem that helped propel this dream in the first place.