Young Celtics fan gets a special visit from players
WALTHAM, Mass. -- He is a three-point marksman for the Boston Celtics, but Wednesday Eddie House was all about dishing out the assist.
House was in Waltham to help make one young fan's hoop dreams come alive, presenting Jordan Carter with a brand new driveway basketball court thanks to a partnership from Re-Max.
"It means a lot to me. I love basketball. I play it all the time," said Jordan Carter, the winning Celtics fan.
Jordan was born with one big toe and without several fingers.
During a childhood filled with surgeries, his mother said one thing got him by.
"The only thing that made him happy was shooting baskets, sitting on the floor and he would just shoot baskets and that's just what he loves to do. Shoot baskets. So, I was like: 'Well, I’ll try it,'" said Sandy Carter, Jordan’s mother.
Sandy wrote an essay about Jordan’s love for the game and they hit it big.
House along with Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell spent some time at the Carter family's house and emphasized the importance of giving back.
"To me, it represents a lot of things. You know, it represents the coming together of the community, coming together all the families, and us coming together with them, you know, and it's just a great time and I’m always having fun doing it, and as long as I can do it, I will," House said.
From Waltham, it was on to the Boys & Girls Club for a skills camp.
Jordan's still trying to soak it all in.
"I didn't wake up; I was up all night, waiting. It was overwhelming," Jordan said.
In addition to making over his home court, the Celtics gave Jordan's room a green-team makeover, but since he already has so much stuff from his favorite team, his mother said the players had a tough time adding to his collection.
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