You know I’m in trouble when the “President” and I cry at the same heart-warming story. Everyone except my roommate has seen J-Mac shoot 20 points in the season closer of Rochester, New York’s Greece Athena High School basketball game, right?
Well, just for Mikey, here’s the scoop from your favorite high sports reporter. Jason “J-Mac” McElwain, a 16 year old autistic kid who’d spent 3 seasons as his team’s manager, warming the bench and refilling water bottles, was put in for the last 4 minutes of the last game of the season. The crowd apparently anticipated this thoughtful gesture, suddenly producing photo-masks of his face and cheering him on, half expecting him to aim for the wrong basket or forget to dribble. Turns out, the whole time they’d been patting sweet, slow Jason on the top of the head as he collected the balls after practice, they neglected to notice J-Mac can fucking shoot.
The kid hit six 3-pointers in 3 minutes, people.
You’ve got to watch ESPN’s version of this video, because there’s no way you CAN’T cry.
J-Mac’s apparently fielding 37 movie offers, although if you ask me, Radio pretty much covers the jist.
Anyway, I was watching Good Morning America today and threw coffee at the television watching our commander and chief making J-Mac look like a rocket scientist. There’s no way I can respect a president that exploits a 16 year old autistic kid for a photo-shoot during war-time. Or one that giggles…