17-Year-Old Basketball Player James Hampton Dies on Court during Nike Event leaving the basketball court struck in agony and disaster.
On Saturday night the 17-year-old champ from Charlotte, North Carolina, collapsed and died at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton, Virginia. The loss occurred during a game on Nike’s EYBL circuit in the process of playing for the Team United.
Twitter was flooded with tweets that expressed deep misery. “He just fell down on the floor,” Davis said. “He had seizures a year ago and I remember (one of the Team United coaches) telling me that, ‘I saw his eyes rolling back in his head.’ I ran on the court thinking he was having a seizure. A trainer came over and said he didn’t know what was wrong. Another trainer checked his pulse. He said he didn’t have a pulse. It got crazy after that.”- Tweeted SB Nation.
The 17-year-old played has seizures which were well known to his team members and mates. The program director for Team United, Jacoby Davis conceded that post the game Hampton “had seizures a year ago and… [He] ran on the court thinking he was having a seizure.”
The player’s medical hurdles proved exigent which was unpredicted. “A trainer came over and said he didn’t know what was wrong. Another trainer checked his pulse. He said he didn’t have a pulse. It got crazy after that.” – said, David.
The members of the Team United is heartbroken. Basketball legend Scottie Pippen expressed his deep concern to the family of James Hampton. It’s quite horrific and awful when players or general people die so young. However, such deaths have become common these days. In the recent years, a lot of people including players, athletes, students and college goers have died.