It won’t probably won’t be acknowledged and only a few people in the building would know, but if Chris Wright checks into the game on Tuesday night he’ll be making history. As Yahoo! Sports points out, the 23-year-old point guard who was signed to a 10-day contract by the Mavericks today, would become the first known person with multiple sclerosis to play in the NBA. Multiple Sclerosis, commonly referred to as M.S., is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Symptoms include loss of balance, muscle weakness, and problems with vision. Wright was diagnosed with the disease while playing for a team in Turkey last year. He gets an injection of medicine once a month, which has prevented the disease from being a hindrance. He spent training camp with the New Orleans Hornets and had no effect. If Wright does get in Tuesday’s game, or Thursday’s game in San Antonio, or even Friday’s game against Cleveland, the timing couldn’t be better. It’s Multiple Sclerosis Awareness week.
New Mavericks guard Chris Wright could be first person in NBA history to play with multiple sclerosis
Dallas Morning News | Mar 12