Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon has received seemingly a non-stop stream of praise for his actions on Sunday night.
On Monday night, NBC News added another layer of well-deserved compliments.
During the Hawkeyes 77-70 win over Northwestern, the sophomore intentionally missed what would’ve been a school record-setting 35th free throw in a row to preserve the mark of 34 set by Chris Street, who died in a car accident during his junior season in 1993.
Here’s NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt telling the story:
Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News on Jordan Bohannon's noble gesture of respect. pic.twitter.com/fElNYdmCjI
— Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) February 27, 2018
WATCH: Jordan Bohannon was one free throw away from breaking the Iowa school record, but he intentionally missed the shot so as to honor the record set by Chris Street — an Iowa basketball legend who died in a car accident 25 years ago. @LesterHoltNBC has the story. pic.twitter.com/yxfeeCzTny
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) February 27, 2018
The video features game clips and speaking clips from Bohannon along with Street’s parents as Holt narrates about the special gesture meaning more than basketball.
“He doesn’t want to break somebody else’s record, but that just says what kind of a heart he has,” Street’s mother Patty said in the video.
Bohannon’s brother Zach said the two had discussed him missing the shot before and the Hawkeye player spoke about it after the game.
Here are some pieces of his quotes to BTN and reporters after the game:
“I was staring at my brother and my family, and they knew what I was going to do,” Bohannon said. “I just kept it the same plan like I always had.”
“It wasn’t my record to have,” Bohannon said. “Life is obviously bigger than basketball.
“It deserves to stay in Chris’ name.”
Street’s father also posted his thoughts after the game:
“I wasn’t prepared for that. Now having time to think about it, I must say WOW.!!,” Mike wrote in a social media post shared by Iowa. “What a way to show RESPECT for a fellow Iowa Hawkeye that you only knew by what you have read. I’m sure CMS would like to claim you as his little brother.”
Bohannon has also received praise from Kirk Herbstreit, among many, many others after his gesture.
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