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First Deaf NBA Player Gets Best Gift of All

By Sean Burrows

Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history, got the best gift of all just in time for the new year; his TEDx talk, What Is Your Polygamy, just passed one million views! One million! Undoubtedly, it’s a remarkable achievement for anyone, but for Lance, its significance cuts deeper.

Read more: https://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00094635-first-deaf-nba-player-gets-best-gift-of-all.html

Source: Newswire

COC basketball player excelling despite being deaf

By Haley Sawyer

College of the Canyons BBThere’s the squeak of sneakers on a freshly polished court. The buzzer that screams as time expires. The soft swoosh of the net. The echo of a ball pounding against hard wood.

Matt Flores, a guard for the College of the Canyons men’s basketball team, hears none of it.

He never did, and never will. Flores was born deaf.

Read more: http://www.signalscv.com/2016/12/02/coc-player-excelling-despite-hearing-absence/

Source: The Signal

Melbourne City Deaf Basketball Club wins Asia Pacific title

By Jarrod Potter

Melbourne City Basketball ClubAfter winning the last two Asia-Pacific Deaf Basketball Club Championships – in 2012 (Manila, Philippines) and 2014 (Goyang, South Korea) – the City-siders went into this year’s tournament brimming with confidence and hopeful of a three-peat.

The Deaf International Basketball Foundation’s (DIBF) third Asia-Pacific Club Championships – held this year in Fukuoka, Japan – belonged to Melbourne City from the outset.

Read more: http://basketballvictoria.com.au/melbourne-city-deaf-basketball-club-wins-asia-pacific-title/

Source: Basketball Victoria

Savannah Storm hurdle obstacles for hoop dreams

By Jenel Few

ABA Savannah StormThe Savannah Storm, the city's new minor-league basketball team, is a group of 26 promising athletes all hoping for an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

"These are all guys who, for whatever reason, either missed the window for playing college ball or to play professionally," said Ed DeVita, Storm general manager. "Our squad is a developmental site for guys who want to play in Europe or the NBA."

Read more: http://savannahnow.com/news/2010-10-18/savannah-storm-hurdle-obstacles-hoop-dreams

Source: Savannah Morning News

First deaf NBA player Lance Allred speaks to high school students about perseverance

By Nick Wagner

YATESVILLE — Lance Allred was not blessed with extreme basketball talent. The road to his goals wasn’t an easy one, but with hard work and principles of perseverance, he made everything happen.

Now, Allred shares those techniques as a motivational speaker.

The first legally deaf player to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Allred spoke in the Pittston Area High School auditorium Tuesday to student-athletes from Pittston Area, Wyoming Area, Lake-Lehman, Coughlin, Meyers, GAR and Northwest.

Read more & view video: http://timesleader.com/news/local/598280/first-deaf-nba-player-lance-allred-speaks-to-high-school-students-about-perseverance

Source: Times Leader

Meet the Goannas: The quiet achievers of Aussie basketball

By Warren Yiu

Australia Deaf BasketballLike most 7 year olds, Jordan Woolmer was always in a hurry.

So naturally, he was all in for a game of tag with the other kids at the back of the vacation care centre in which he stayed during the school holidays.

He still remembers the scene to this day.

“There was a massive wooden cubby house, a sandpit with a giant swing, and a paved pathway leading to the backdoor of the building,” he recalled.

Read more: http://pickandroll.com.au/goannas-aussie-basketball/

Source: The Pick and Roll

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