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ESPN pays tribute to Chris Carrino as a broadcaster and humanitarian

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At a point when the basketball on the court was meaningless, the ESPN broadcast crew of Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy made things very meaningful.

For two minutes late in the fourth quarter, with the Nets down big, the ESPN crew took note of Chris Carrino, the Nets veteran radio play-by-play man ... how for 20 years he’s done his job with great professionalism in the face of FSHD, a rare and debilitating form of muscular dystrophy ... and how in recent years, he’s used his personal foundation to drew attention to it and fund research efforts to end it.

Here’s the tribute...

Well, well deserved both for Carrino and his long-time analyst, Tim Capstraw. If you want to contribute to the The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD, you can start here.

And here’s to ESPN for taking the time to do the tribute.