Isaiah Austin Now a Playable Character in NBA 2K15

December 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Cool move by 2K.

For those who forgot, Isaiah Austin is a former basketball player for the Baylor Bears, and was projected to be a first round pick in the 2014 NFL draft before being diagnosed with Marfan cancer.

However, he was still able to complete his lifelong dream of getting draft when NBA commissioner Adam Silver made him a ceremonial pick between the 15th and 16th picks of the draft.

He was also offered a job by Silver, though on the condition that he finished his degree at Baylor University.

And now, while Austin can’t fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA, he has fulfilled his dream of being in a video game after being added to the 2K15 player pool as a free agent.


And who other than Lebron James was already playing as him(of course, in a Cavaliers jersey) days before the story broke.


For those curious, Isaiah Austin is rated an overall 73.