Outside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN)
SportsCenter (Sunday, 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., ESPN)
Despite being blind in his right eye, Isaiah Austin, a seven-foot center from Baylor, was a projected first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Just days before, he received news that forever changed his dream of playing professional basketball. When Isaiah and his family did hear NBA commissioner Adam Silver call his name, it was not in the way anyone could have expected. SC Featured tells Isaiah’s inspiring story.
“I felt like I had something to prove to everybody who doubted me, because who can play basketball with one eye?” – Isaiah Austin
“I was getting choked up…and I think at that moment realized the magnitude of it, what it meant.” – Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
How Sania Mirza is Taking Indian Tennis in a Fresh Direction
Sania Mirza grew up playing on cow manure courts in India. Now she’s seeking her first Grand Slam women’s doubles title at Wimbledon with Martina Hingis and inspiring kids back home. Jim Caple writes on espnw.com.
Emmanuel Mudiay is not scared
ESPN the Magazine (Body issue)
Emmanuel Mudiay was one of the top high school players in the nation, but he decided to play professionally in China rather than attending a U.S. college. As he prepares to be selected as a top pick in the 2015 NBA draft, this video takes a look back at his journey. Kurt Streeter writes that from war-torn Congo to chaos at Dallas Prime Prep and an injury-plagued season in China — nothing has stopped this 19-year-old yet. Can the NBA?
The Sports Reporters
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ESPN; 10:30 a.m., ESPN2
This week’s Panel*
Mike Lupica (guest host)
William C. Rhoden
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