Monday, February 26, 2018

College Basketball Has a New Hero

For Missing a Foul Shot!

Most professional athletes, and yes we are talking college football and basketball players here are not always very good people. But some are great people, and here is the story of one of those great ones.

"Time passes, and sports records are meant to be broken. But Jordan Bohannon, Iowa’s sophomore point guard, decided that one record, set long ago by a legendary Hawkeyes hoops player, should stand for a little longer.
And so, with fans chanting “Chris! Chris!” and the parents of Chris Street in the stands, Bohannon stepped to the line Sunday and deliberately clanged a free throw that would have broken Street’s school record of 34 in a row. The former star was killed in January 1993 when his car collided with a snowplow.
“Obviously that’s not my record to have. Obviously that record deserves to stay in his name,” Bohannon told the Big Ten Network after the game. “I’ve been really close to his family these past couple of years. … Just listening to his story, honestly, it’s really gotten me emotional these past couple of games because I knew what I wanted to do.”

An unselfish act that deserves to be celebrated, given the level of selfishness in public life today.

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