For a moment, let's take a break from fake girlfriends, doping athletes, the Los Angeles Lakers and greedy owners cutting seasons in half.
Let's stop worrying about wins and losses, insulting one another in the comments section or responding to the latest sports news on Twitter with the snarkiest comment we can come up with.
Instead, let's talk about the story of Owen Groesser. The eighth-grade student at Van Hoosen Junior High School in Rochester Hills, Mich., who has Down Syndrome, made two three-pointers in his team's final game on Wednesday after being subbed in late in the first half.
Let's talk about something inspirational and awesome for a change.
Here's Groesser's story, via ESPN:
According to ABC affiliate WXYZ in Detroit, Groesser had not played this season for Van Hoosen Junior High School, which was playing its season finale Wednesday.
But after entering late in the game, Groesser received a pass beyond the arc and sank a 3-pointer, sparking a wild celebration in the stands. Groesser also made another 3-pointer, finishing with six points in approximately two minutes of playing time.
After the game, Groesser's friends and teammates launched a Twitter campaign called #GetOwenOnSportsCenter, which trended as highlights of the game spread on the Internet.
Sure enough, Groesser found his way onto SportsCenter's Top 10 on Wednesday evening, and justifiably so. And to his friends and teammates who launched the Twitter campaign, good for you—it was a wonderful gesture.
On Thursday morning's SportsCenter, Groesser's father, Chris, told Jay Crawford that Owen was a manager for the seventh-grade team, but his coach worked it out so that he could make an appearance in the team's final home game.
How cool is that?
This is one of those moments that reminds you how meaningful sports can really be.
In sports, a player who might not otherwise be given a chance gets to go on the court, and beyond that, sinks two three-pointers and inspires us all.
It's a reminder that sports can be used to bring us together, to bring joy, to give people opportunities and memories they may have never had otherwise.
So for a moment, let's focus on that. It's nice, isn't it?