Two days ago, Cash Harris was so excited to spend part of the day with the Dallas Mavericks. Their practice facility he was completely overwhelmed with joy.
And he made this memorable comment about his upcoming appointment with Mavs.
“On the way he said, ‘I think I’m going to dunk Luka[Doncic]when I get there,'” Cash’s dad, Chase Harris, said. I don’t know what my situation is.
“He loves sports, especially the Mavs, and is very happy to be here and get their autographs and talk to them.”
Cash Harris’ situation is that he has spina bifida at just 4 years old. There is currently no known cure for spina bifida, a condition that affects the spine, but there are many treatments available to manage it and prevent complications.
Thankfully, spina bifidaDa doesn’t limit Cash’s zest for life, his boundless happiness, or his ability to completely take over the room with his charming personality. His ability to take over the session after practice.
Cash, his sister Charlie, and their mom and dad were able to tour the Mavs’ practice facility on Wednesday, meet with coaches and players, and attend Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics. This all happened because Malin Foyer, the wife of Jeremy Holsopple, the Mavs’ Athletic Performance Director, saw Cash on TikTok and was overwhelmed by his positive outlook on life and love for the Mavs. .
“I was drawn to his positivity—Cash’s positivity. I really respected the fact that the family was talking about spina bifida and the challenges they face, but it always remained fulfilled and his It shows everything that has been overcome,” said Feuer. “And the fact that he knows so much about basketball.
“He knows players from every team. I was really impressed with his energy, told my husband about it and asked him if he could do something special for our family. The Mavs came along, took him out to practices, put him out in games, they’re just such a great family.”
A day before Thursday’s game against the Celtics, Cash said:
In fact, Cash and his family were sitting on the baseline near the Mavs’ bench during Thursday’s game.
Cash said his favorite part of Wednesday’s practice was meeting Tim Hardaway Jr. and Doncic. When asked what was special about meeting Hardaway, he said: he’s really good “
through all his experienceThat’s why Cash became an internet sensation on TikTok. And it all happened by chance.
“Simply put, he posted a video on TikTok saying he missed the shot because he hurt his ankle.” Of course he can’t hurt his ankle. .
“So a nurse came over and wrapped a wrap around my ankle, and a video went viral. He said that he had asked if he was interested in this, and he was clearly excited to come.
Holsopple was thrilled to show Cash and his family the Mavs practice facility.
“I don’t think they expected access, but they had almost full access,” says Jeremy. “They are Tour the locker room, training room, and weight room, watch practice, and then join the huddle. Oh yeah, that’s pretty cool.
Holsopple was blown away by Cash’s knowledge of basketball. Cash is king when it comes to identifying NBA players (and his NFL players too), as shown in one of his TikTok videos. That became clear when Cash and his father visited a sports memorabilia store. Cash pointed out photos of Dirk Nowitzki, Dak Prescott, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Patrick Mahomes, Ezekiel Elliott, Tim Duncan, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson and Travis. Kelse.
“He can name all of our players and probably most of the other teams as well,” said Holsopple. “He has a lot of personality. He knows all the jargon, he knows what to say. He gave a little motivational speech at the end of practice.”
“He’s really active. He smart kid. His personality and knowledge of basketball, it’s a lot of fun. He said he wanted to dunk Luca today.”
While being interviewed, Cash got hold of a reporter’s microphone for Barry Sports Southwest TV, said, “I want to be on camera,” and proceeded to conduct his own interview. He really has a talent for gab.
“I think every parent wants to give their child the ultimate dream,” said Chase Harris. “For him, this is it. It’s not Disney. It’s nothing else.”
“It was him meeting his favorite players in the world, and still meeting some of my favorite players in the world. It’s great to be able to experience this together.”
Cash’s journey to internet stardom began on a whim. After his father posted a video of him fitness with Cash on his TikTok.g, well, cash stuff.
“Then I posted a video of him, but he’s so much more important and interesting than fitness,” Chase Harris said. We emulated a reverse dunk like when we did.
Naturally friendly, Cash loves rolling in his wheelchair and flexing his muscles.
“Bubba is his internet name,” said Chase Harris. “But now so many people have seen our video and know his name is Cash.
“We made some products for him. He’s in a wheelchair and there’s actually a picture of him with Shaq[O’Neill]. He’s got a basketball in his hand and , I just cut off Shaq because he’s bending over, and I took Dallas off and made him a bubba because he played for the Future Mavs. Their wheelchair basketball team — and his jersey number is 13. We call it Bubba March. “
Cash’s mother, Carly Harris, said all the attention Cash has been receiving in the midst of the challenges he had to face was so surreal.
“It was amazing to see,” she said. “I’m sure Chase will share this story as well.
“He’ll ask us to call Luca and play basketball. He’s really oblivious. He’s all in. He loves him.”
And that love is now being shared nationally, thanks to Malin Foyer, Jeremy Holsopple, and The Mabs.
“They are a wonderful family,” Feuer said. “I reached out to them just because I wanted to connect.
“I said, ‘Let’s take you guys to the game.’ I feel like we’ll always be friends.”
Indeed, with his infectious smile, Cash has this unique knack for bringing people together, making them laugh, and making their day better than it was before. But that is the power he possesses.
Chase Harris said, “So many people say he’s just being irritated because he doesn’t understand his situation.” “He’s living his life to the fullest and he’s always smiling.
“A lot of people are dealing with worse things than what he’s dealing with and they don’t have the same opportunities, so he’s inspiring them.”