NBA Twitter can be ruthless most of the time, but when they get together to help people, nothing can beat them. That is the case of a talented kid in Africa who is looking for help to make it to America and pursue his dream of becoming an NBA player. Stephen Akase took to Twitter to ask for help to fulfill his dream of playing in the association one day and fans were very receptive to his request.
"Hi my name is Stephen I’m a kid from Africa i play basketball and would love to study and play for a school in America please if there’s someone out there who can help me please do but if you can’t please help me retweet this till an nba player or highschool coach sees it," he wrote.
While some fans wrote negative comments for the kids, others were really supportive of him, wishing him the best and offering help.
Even former players like Caron Butler and Eddie Johnson reached out to the kid, as well as LSU player Shareef O'Neal, son of 4x NBA champion Shaq O'Neal.
Right now social media allows people to connect with the ones that can make their dream a reality. This kid ran into the best part of NBA Twitter and now a lot of people are interested in helping him. This has to be one of the best stories in the league this year and we're hoping to see this young man making it to the league or any other professional league.