Exclusive Interview with 2014 NBA Draft Hero – Isaiah Austin talking about Life after Basketball

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Isaiah Charles Austin  is an American basketball player who completed his college career for the Baylor Bears in 2014. He had been considered a first-round prospect in the 2014 NBA draft until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.

In his freshman season at Baylor, Austin was named to the 2013 All-Big 12 third team and the Big 12 All-Rookie team. On April 4, 2013, he recorded 15 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals in the NIT championship game in which Baylor defeated Iowa 74–54. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 13.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.7 blocks in 29.9 minutes per game.

In April 2013, he declared for the 2013 NBA draft, but later returned to Baylor due to a shoulder injury. In his sophomore season, he was named to the 2014 Big 12 All-Defensive team. In 38 games, he averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 3.1 blocks in 28.0 minutes per game. On April 22, 2014, he declared for the 2014 NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.

Isaiah Austin with a friend having a good time shopping in Hollywood, CA. Credit: Zodiac/ Splashnews

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On June 21, 2014, Austin learned that he had been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. In an emotional interview with ESPN‘s Holly Rowe, Austin said that he could no longer play basketball at a competitive level since there was too much risk of his heart rupturing. In response, NBA commissioner Adam Silver invited Austin to attend the draft as his guest. Shortly after Austin’s diagnosis was made public, his agent revealed that Austin had taken out an insurance policy against career-ending disability through a special NCAA program. The amount of the policy was not disclosed, but the agent stated that it was at least $1 million. The policy would not have paid out if his career had ended due to the aforementioned shoulder injury or his eyesight, but is expected to pay out due to his Marfan diagnosis.

Austin is blind in his right eye from an injury he sustained in middle school. He had kept the injury a secret, known only to his teammates and close friends until January 17, 2014.

On June 26, 2014, between the 15th and 16th picks of the 2014 draft, Commissioner Adam Silver made Austin a ceremonial pick, which fulfilled his dream of getting drafted. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as he walked up to the podium.

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Case of the Mondays – Feeling like you’re the dumbest person in the Room? (Stephen Hawking Interview)

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Happy Humpday!!! Dare to ask the Universe – Jim Carrey (Inspiration)

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Woman Crush Wednesday- Rose Leslie – RIP (Ygritte – Game of Thrones) REPOST

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WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY

ROSE LESLIE (YGRITTE)

GAME OF THRONES

WRITTEN BY: RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

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Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. She is the love interest of Jon Snow. If you are not a where of the book or the tv show, Ygritte is a wildling woman. She is fierce and headstrong. In wildling culture she is known as a spearwife, a woman who is also a warrior. Because her hair is red, the wildlings believe her to be “kissed by fire” and consider her lucky.

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I just love how she portrays Ygritte on the HBO show Game of Thrones, which is so spirited and fiery as the character. She is so beautiful and her accent makes her uber sexy. Plus, I like how she gets under the skin of Jon Snow. Ygritte was fond of saying “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” I don’t want to talk about any spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Game of Thrones but in the tv series, Jon and Ygritte left things unresolved and hopefully this season we will see this cute couple either get together or fall apart.  I recommend reading or watching the show because it is super good and it has so many layers to it.

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HERE IS ROSE TALKING ABOUT AUDITIONING FOR GAME OF THRONES:

We will all miss Ygritte on Game of Thrones – “You know nothing…”

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I SPOTTED ROSE LESLIE HAVING LUNCH WITH A FRIEND IN HOLLYWOOD, CA. IT WAS PRETTY EASY TO SPOTTER WITH THAT SEXY RED HAIR. CHECK OUT THESE PICS OF ROSE CREDIT: ZODIAC/ SPLASHNEWS

EXCLUSIVE: Rose Leslie with a friend has lunch at Urth Cafe in Hollywood EXCLUSIVE: Rose Leslie with a friend has lunch at Urth Cafe in Hollywood EXCLUSIVE: Rose Leslie with a friend has lunch at Urth Cafe in Hollywood EXCLUSIVE: Rose Leslie with a friend has lunch at Urth Cafe in Hollywood EXCLUSIVE: Rose Leslie with a friend has lunch at Urth Cafe in Hollywood

Dudes Reviewing Chick Stuff: High Heels! By Joshua Hoover

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Blind Pole Vaulter, Charlotte Brown shows us how live in the light when it’s completely dark (Inspire Us)

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Today, pole vaulter Charlotte Brown, a junior at Rains High School in Emory, Texas, is set to compete for a Texas state title at 1:30 p.m. CT on May 9 at the University of Texas in Austin.

Brown is one of nine competitors in the Class 3A field. She is the only one who is blind.

Internet Winner for May 6th- Mike Epps as Donald Sterling- Hidden Camera

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Dudes Reviewing Chick Stuff: The Other Woman (Spoiler Alert)

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Created by: Joshua Hoover –    Follow:  Youtube/flavahoove   IG: flavahoove 
Written & Developed by: Joshua Hoover & Dan Sanders-Joyce
Starring: Joshua Hoover & Dan Sanders-Joyce
Titles by: Perry Patterson
Music Accompaniment by: Allen Ashworth
Camera Operator: Simon Cardoza   IG: sacstudios
Sound: Matt Wilkie
Lighting: Ryan Fu

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I will answer justice with Justice – Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner)

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Adam Silver just banned Donald Sterling from the NBA for Life & Fined 2.5 Million dollars. #Justice

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Lebron James: There Is “No Room” In The NBA For The Clippers’ Owner

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There is no room for racism anywhere at anytime. I support the team but not anyone who is involved with this racist situation. Lob City!!!

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(AllHipHop News) Los Angeles Clippers  star point guard Chris Paul is the President of the NBA Players Union, but Lebron James is the best player. Less than an hour before the Miami Heat play the Charlotte Bobcats, comments on Donald Sterling’s racist comments.

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Speaking to the media, James stated that Sterling’s comments were “unacceptable” if they were in fact true. James then implied that Sterling needs to leave the NBA:

Basketball is huge, obviously the playoffs have been unbelievable, and I hate the fact that something like this has to come out when the playoffs have been unbelievable and the game of basketball continues to grow, but there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league. There is no room for him.

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