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This Basketball Player Teaches us an Important Lesson on Sportsmanship

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A Texas basketball team proves that having true sportsmanship is more important than the results of a game.

The Coronado High School Thunderbirds in El Paso, Texas have a very passionate player – one who rarely plays, but loves the sport.

Mitchell Marcus has a developmental disability, but that doesn’t stop him from attending basketball practice and watching the games.

“Mitchell always had a basketball, that was always what he wanted for his birthday,” Mitchell’s mom says.

And because basketball is that important to him, on the last game of the regular season, the team’s coach told Mitchell to suit up.

With minutes remaining, coach threw Mitchell into the game and gave him an opportunity of his lifetime – to play in the shoes of his classmates.

With seconds left, Mitchell passes the ball to the other team. The crowd bursts into cheers as they shout “Mitchell” in support of his enthusiasm.

Coach says he was prepared to lose the game, but has no regrets.

Play any game with this much sportsmanship and both teams win.

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