FanPost

Donald Sloan's mother dies

 You ever watch a game, and wonder what the hell is wrong with one of the players on your team? You find yourself getting frustrated, b/c you know the player isn't performing up to his usual standards, and it starts to make you angry?
 

 Then you find out after the game that the player in question performed under the most trying of circumstances, and ends up having a helluva game, especially given the circumstances.

 This is what happened to me Thursday night.

 Donald Sloan's mother died in the early morning Thursday, and then he went out and almost put up a triple-double in the win against Iowa State, with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists.

 His situation wasn't announced until after the game.

 I watched Sloan play during his HS years at Seagoville, so it is tough for me to watch him struggle on the court in Big 12 play, b/c I know how terrific a player he can be.

 Given the circumstances, Sloan's performance was phenomenal. I'm not sure I would even want to play any game a few hours after my mother died.

 Kinda puts things in perspective.

All comments, FanPosts, and FanShots are the views of the reader-authors who create them.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker