By Matt McCoy
The best selection of the NBA draft was made by the NBA itself. The story broke last weekend, that Baylor big man Isaiah Austin, during physicals with NBA teams, was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, ending his playing career. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder, most often affecting the heart, that would have endangered Austin's life had he continued playing.
The diagnosis meant Austin, who was projected as a late first round or early second round pick, would never fulfill the dream of hearing his name called on draft night. That's where the NBA stepped in and delivered Thursday night's best moment. Kudos to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for giving Austin his dream. It was awesome. Check it out.