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He Was NOT Supposed To Play Basketball, But He Made History

December 1, 2019

This autistic player wasn’t supposed to
be playing high school basketball, but he got put into a game. What happened next was unbelievable! What is up dudes, dudettes, ballers, players. It’s ya boi MJ. Today I wanted to talk about the time Jason
McElwain, an autistic high schooler, was put into a division title basketball game. If you like this video and these stories,
like and subscribe for more content and follow me on Instagram for shoutouts! Just wanted to wish all of you an early Happy
Thanksgiving and give you one of the most heartfelt basketball stories out there. I’m also thinking about dropping merch for
the ALLDAY community so let me know in the comments if you want that. Alright let’s get into it. 11 Years ago, Jason McElwain was a senior
in Greece Athena High School and was a manager for the high school basketball team. Jason McElwain, known as J-Mac, has high functioning
autism, making it difficult for him to play competition basketball. In fact, J-Mac had never played in a high
school basketball game, but was always involved by being a manager and assistant. Everyone in his high school loved Jason because
he was always caring towards others and his teammates loved him because he always kept
trying. The year was ending and Jason’s coach told
him that he would play since there weren’t going to be many chances to put him in. So on February 15, 2006, the Greece Athena
High School gym was packed with people showing support for Jason. This game was not any normal game either. It was a division title game. So when Greece Athena got a large lead, J-Mac
got put in with 4 minutes and 19 seconds left in the game and the crowd erupted. Jason missed his first shot by about 6 feet,
missed another shot, and it wasn’t looking too good, but then one of the most best moments
in sports happened. J-Mac would become as “hot as a pistol”
and scored 20 points! Yeah, he scored 20 POINTS in less than 5 minutes
including six 3 pointers! Every three he made, the crowd roared and
when it was all said and done, the crowd rushed the court and lifted Jason above their shoulders. He had tied a school record for three pointers
and most importantly, had just taken the dreams of a community and achieved it. This moment won the ESPY Award for the Best
Moment in Sports. Jason even met George W. Bush and beyond high
school, Jason McElwain has a full time job in New York. He travels around the US to raise autism awareness
and raise money for research. Recently in April 2016, J-Mac played one game
for the Rochester Razorsharks, a professional minor-league basketball team. With the Razorsharks up by more than 40 points,
J-Mac was put in and scored 10 points. He’s even qualified and competed in the
Boston Marathon. The point is that Jason fought through autism
and gave one moment that people will never forget. It’s like the perfect movie. What Jason did was unbelievable and he has
used his fame in the right ways, to help with awareness and research for autism. With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought that
this was a story that deserved to be looked at again. But what do you think? Is this the best moment in sports? Let me know in the comments down below. Drop a like if you liked this video. Let’s aim for 143 likes for more stories. Let me know if y’all want merch for the
upcoming holiday season and for the ALLDAY community. Giveaways will be coming soon since we are
so close to 25K. The instagram shout of the day goes to im._timeless
and the ALLDAY notification squad shout out goes to Cherry Bosi. Thanks for the ALLDAY support. Make sure to hit the bell for ALLDAY notifications
and if you’re not a sub, hit that subscribe button to join the ALLDAY community for more
fire content and ALLDAY support. It’s ya boi MJ. Happy Thanksgiving! We Out!

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  • Reply MJ2KALLDAY November 23, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Best moment in sports? Merch? Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply ScottyYT November 23, 2017 at 3:33 am

    I absolutely love hearing about this kind of stuff

  • Reply The Guy November 23, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Bro who TF disliked this video

  • Reply Abraham Qureshi November 23, 2017 at 4:04 am

    I hate people who ask for likes
    Like if you agree

  • Reply Joshua William-Ajaero November 23, 2017 at 4:09 am

    200th like

  • Reply Marvi Rivera November 23, 2017 at 4:53 am

    1 dislike some bitch

  • Reply highway hero November 23, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Almost cried bih. Fuk how u feel

  • Reply Jordan Marley November 23, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Puts a big red circle around his crying face and in bold letter right next to it put "autistic player"
    Savage thumbnail

  • Reply Jordan Marley November 23, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Puts a big red circle around his crying face and in bold letter right next to it put "autistic player"
    Savage thumbnail

  • Reply Xander Man November 23, 2017 at 6:27 am

    He Played Where I Live

  • Reply Japhety Ngabireyimana November 23, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Keep working I like your videos 🔥🔥

  • Reply Yash M November 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This really is sports at its best. Incredible story!

  • Reply Yunus ÇAKAR November 23, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Happy early thanksgiving to every one! This is a story that should be known and thought about every one thanks to MJ for making such a video!

  • Reply James Valentinas November 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Great video, but I’ve seen this story on other basketball channels.

  • Reply Tun Than November 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Don’t autistic people hate crouds

  • Reply Josh Karimi November 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Anyone else notice it said Greece Athena middle school rather than high school like mj2kallday said

  • Reply Løwkey_ ISØ November 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Amazing man just amazing

  • Reply Chef Doncic November 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Happy thanksgiving everyone have a great break

  • Reply Lil playboi Hernandez November 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Ayyy this was lit thanks for this video

  • Reply boi November 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Best moment

  • Reply Panahhs 7 November 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm


  • Reply Brent Toy November 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Best channel on YouTube♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Reply Calm Winter November 23, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I mean in football(soccer) one of the best players in the world is autistic

  • Reply goat November 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I live in rochester

  • Reply Yuhh 21 November 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I saw this in class

  • Reply MrDXW1213 November 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Boondocks anyone?

  • Reply MSY November 23, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Dealing with it was rough. I always thought I was normal. I still have a hard time believing that I'm suffering with this condition. Before I found out I have this condition. I got Cut from my high school basketball team twice. No matter how hard I work on my game, I still struggle to play competition basketball. As soon as I found out the cause of it was my condition I was heart broken.

  • Reply Dunk Master November 24, 2017 at 12:59 am

    you should totally drop merch!

  • Reply Russell minard November 24, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Inspiring story mj happy american thanks giving

  • Reply William Polanco November 24, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Mega Trunks November 24, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Plot twist his other name is "Unicorn" Kristaphs Porzingis and he is leading Nicks now

  • Reply Blake Spencer November 24, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    JxmyHighroller Ripoff lmfaoooooooooooo

  • Reply D K November 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    This story is so old lmao

  • Reply Sanmi Omonaiye November 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm


  • Reply Olajugoat November 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I already knew this story but good video

  • Reply Sean2k November 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    i watched this in reading. Heartwarming story

  • Reply Eye freak You- November 27, 2017 at 6:23 am

    This is why you should never stop trying

  • Reply Eye freak You- November 27, 2017 at 6:24 am


  • Reply iamharlem November 28, 2017 at 8:42 pm


  • Reply P-Series November 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    That school is really close to me and I've never heard of that guy

  • Reply Milith Kumar November 30, 2017 at 1:26 am

    What song is it at the beginning

  • Reply Mubarak Hashiru December 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    lets get some merch

  • Reply TheAngeloF December 5, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Autism has absolutely nothing to do with physical capabilities. It MIGHT effect the other choices he makes on the court mentally though. I can almost guarantee you that over 80 percent of autism cases are not bad enough to put a SINGLE DENT in an athletes performance. Unlike what most people see from TV and media, most people with autism are TOTALLY NOT THAT IMPAIRED. Very rarely are people COMPLETELY retarded-like when it comes to autism. I feel no joy in this story. Also I really hate the thumbnail. The entire purpose of the thumbnail was to make him look way more autistic then he really is to make more people watch the video.

  • Reply EJ Pierre December 8, 2017 at 1:01 am


  • Reply Kai Grange December 10, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I also have high functioning autism and I play Defensive Tackle

  • Reply POKEGAMERZ 9185 December 13, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Get this guy drafted into the NBA. He will probably B as good as Kyrie, Harden and Curry.

  • Reply PewDiePie Jr. December 17, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Bro I have autism,Asama and still ball is life

  • Reply Joseph Lalli December 21, 2017 at 2:11 am


  • Reply Tyler Mathews December 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Did he get any basketball offers even though he only played one game.

  • Reply Gavin Cady January 2, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Yo MJ I go to this highschool

  • Reply Railey Hernandez Vlogs January 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    hes a journalist now

  • Reply Dee Ibardolaza January 13, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Who else just read the desc and didn't even watch a video

  • Reply The Goat January 17, 2018 at 2:05 am

    He doesn’t look autistic

  • Reply Storm #3 January 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    It is the best sports moment

  • Reply insanemidget January 21, 2018 at 8:57 am

    new meme alert

  • Reply Frank Posillico January 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Happy ,thanksgiving dude I'm watching this in January.

  • Reply da1 Laba January 21, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Not trying to be mean but if he wasn't autistic but nice he wouldn't even be mention and love.

  • Reply jasper January 22, 2018 at 3:52 am

    One of his best friends Michael Chiasson came to my school in Calgary to tell us about life and it's ups and downs. He told us his story and showed us the video of him dropping threes. He was so inspirational.

  • Reply rylee thehufflepuff January 22, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Why doesn't he have more sub's seriously???

  • Reply Danny Devito Fan Evan January 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    The sign at 0:47 says middle school

  • Reply Benjermen 1 January 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    He don't seem autism

  • Reply Mighty MLG Turtlez January 26, 2018 at 3:01 am


  • Reply Wavyafrican Baby January 26, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    J mac is a pornstar

  • Reply Ghost King January 28, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Who ever dislike this video is a mf

  • Reply Dillon Murphy January 30, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    LOVE ur vids keep it up bro🏀🏀🏀🏀💞💞

  • Reply Potus Aczd January 30, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Weaponized autism ftw

  • Reply BEAST MODE!!! January 30, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    I have a brother with autism 😔😞

  • Reply Pepper Productions. February 1, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I just watched this in my language arts class

  • Reply Tanisha Frazier February 2, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I'm scared to play him now

  • Reply IC Cr8tr ッ February 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Damn, if only the coach had put him in earlier in the season

  • Reply Jordan Harp February 4, 2018 at 5:32 am


  • Reply Mj Gadberry February 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

    I’ve met this dude before

  • Reply Brenda Castro February 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Go j mac!

  • Reply Brocolli Macarole February 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Even with autism he still plays like a pro, i respect you bro

  • Reply Tyon Bennett February 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm


  • Reply Brady and Anna Gaming February 6, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    i want merch

  • Reply DontLoseToSavage February 20, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I live there

  • Reply MBC - Relectro March 2, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Something like this happened to my friend. He had stage two autism and another disability where he couldn't really talk.He also had a mental disability. One day we were playing dodge ball at gym period and he got the last person out and everyone was so happy for him yelling and screaming and everyone surrounded him I was so happy for him

  • Reply Marty Coleman March 3, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    This made me cry. So inspirational.

  • Reply Hazardous Ng March 13, 2018 at 10:57 am

    My teacher once told me about his high school debate career. He said something about autistic people are actually X Men.

  • Reply YT mcanbaz06 April 9, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Bruh I go to Athena middle school

  • Reply Trevon Hall April 14, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    yes it was the best moment in sports history

  • Reply Langston Galloway May 8, 2018 at 3:11 am

    He look like a young Moe Wagner

  • Reply Malachi _TV August 7, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I met J Mac he came to my badly camp to tell his story

  • Reply kingjay 202 September 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    He tha 🐐 forever

  • Reply Forgotten Child November 6, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    He works at my school which is Athena I see him all the time

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