Teen with Down syndrome signs NBA contract

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PHILADELPHIA — A new signing by an NBA team has people talking.

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Monday they’re signing 18-year-old Kevin Grow to a ceremonial two-day contract.

Grow was born with Down syndrome.

The teen was the basketball team’s manager at Bensalem High School for four years.

But he suited up to play in the team’s final two games, scoring a game-high 14 points in the season finale, including a 3-point buzzer beater.

During his two-day stint as a pro baller, Grow will shoot around with the team at the end of practice and participate in pre-game activities Tuesday ahead of the Sixers’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In a statement, the team said Grow was “an inspiration to the Sixers organization.”

Source: CNN

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