N.C. State Basketball Star Rescues Paraplegic Fan From Crowd

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“I looked down and he was there and he was covering up his face, and I was like, ‘Oh wow, I got to save him.’ Something came over me ‘You got to do something about this,’” he thought.

When Leslie made his way through the crowd he was surprised to find that Privette was still in celebration mode rather than traumatized.

“I was originally going to put him back in his chair. But when he got in my arms, he started cheering, so I was like, “Wow,’ so I just kept cheering with him.” Leslie said. “It was about a good three or four minutes where he was in my arms, and we started cheering together. After that, I had to put him down because my arm was getting a little tired.”

Privette was born without a tibia and with other leg abnormalities and has been in a wheelchair all of his life.

The senior communications major is a passionate Wolfpack fan who has not missed a N.C. State basketball game this season.

(Photo: AP)

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