Athletes With Special Needs To Get All-Star Treatment
Athletes with disabilities will share in the spotlight as the NBA’s All-Stars converge at Madison Square Garden this weekend.
Basketball players with intellectual disabilities from around the world who compete in Special Olympics will join forces with some of the game’s greats for a special “unified” matchup as part of the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New York.
The game will feature two teams — one representing the East and one for the West. NBA All-Star Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, will tip off the event Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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A dozen Special Olympics athletes from across the country and as far away as Belgium and Nigeria are expected to participate alongside NBA legends like Jason Collins as well as current and former WNBA players including Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.