Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Following Rules While Ignoring Them

This story is really inspiring on all sides. The short version: Johntell Franklin's mother tragically passed away from cervical cancer. That night, not only did he show up in the middle of his school's basketball game (which he'd insisted should go on despite the tragedy, when his coach suggested cancellation), but he asked to play. From there, you have to read the story itself.

I especially liked how the teams correctly followed the rules (his team was assessed a technical foul since he was officially not available for the game), then ignored them within the rules themselves. There are countless classy acts on both sides; read it.

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