Amid the Grieving, a Rare Act of Sportsmanship

Amid the Grieving, a Rare Act of Sportsmanship

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basketball-net-ext.jpgA team and a player decided there were more important things than winning and having good stats. 

They missed the free throws intentionally to give an opposing player who’d lost his mother earlier that day a chance to work out his grief by playing.

They stood and turned toward the DeKalb bench and started applauding the gesture of sportsmanship. Soon, so did everybody in the stands.

“I did it for the guy who lost his mom,” McNeal told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It was the right thing to do.”

(Read the full story in Rivals High from Yahoo Sports)

Thanks to Nancy P. for the news tip! 

 

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