Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Isaiah Austin (Baylor) hugs NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as an honorary draft pick by the NBA during the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome ending his career. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2014: NBA fans react to Adam Silver honoring Baylor’s Isaiah Austin (Video)

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One of the saddest stories leading up to the NBA Draft was the diagnosis handed down to former Baylor center Isaiah Austin who had his NBA dream denied after being given a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome, that prevented the potential first rounder from being taken at Thursday’s draft.

Despite not being drafted on the night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, invited the former Bears center to attend the drat where he was honored and given a hat with an NBA logo to come up to the podium and have his picture taken and have a moment that was as classy as anything I have ever seen at a draft in the NBA, NHL, MLB or NFL drafts.

Twitter was full of reactions as the emotions were out in full force after the gesture.


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