Your New Favorite Player Just Made the NBA
Sam Laird, mashable.com
Every once in a while, a sports story comes along that’s so inspiring — so improbable and such an incredible testament to the potential of human will — that whatever game the main character plays ceases to matter at all.
The story of Jorge Gutierrez and his hoop dream is an inspiration.
Struggling to live with other undocumented ball-playing teens, Gutierrez was under-nourished and developed an iron deficiency and anemia. In one summer-league game, Gutierrez’s right (and favored shooting) hand “turned blue” and became virtually useless. He scored 18 points left-handed.
I can’t wait to buy his jersey. Read on.
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