Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deaf NBA Player

Lance Allred is playing in the summer league for the Orlando Magic. What sets him apart is that Lance is deaf. The 27-year-old is trying to work his way back to the NBA after playing in the big show with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the first legally deaf player in the league. He’s also played proball in Turkey and France as well as the NBA's minor league (the D-League) where he averaged more than 15 points a game.

The story of his upbringing in a Mormon polygamous compound located in Montana is told in his book Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA.

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