Ever since his basketball career was cut short by Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of human connective tissue, different organizations have honored former Baylor center Isaiah Austin. He was “drafted” by the NBA at the 2014 Draft, where Austin was a projected second round pick, and now ESPN has decided to invite Austin to the ESPY Awards. According to a tweet by Bears head coach Scott Drew, Austin will be in attendance for the Worldwide Leader’s annual awards show.
Isaiah Austin heading to the Espy’s. That was VERY CLASS of ESPN!!!!!For a sports fan it doesn’t get much better than a night at the Espy’s!
— Scott Drew (@BUDREW) July 15, 2014
This year’s ESPY Awards will be hosted by Drake and will take place on Wednesday, July 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.