Video: DeSean Jackson Comes Through on SportsCenter’s “My Wish” Segment

We give DeSean Jackson a lot of shit, so we’ll give him his due when its, um, due.

D-Jac was the focus of today’s SportsCenter “My Wish” segment, hosted by Chris Connelly, who has totally pigeonholed himself into these sorts of tear-jerker stories. Like, I just can’t picture Connelly doing regular sports stories anymore. Even if he delivers the most hardened news story about the NFL’s salary cap system, I’ll be waiting for the piece to cut to cute kittens or dead babies or something. I don’t know, I just feel like Connelly was put on this earth to make us cry. Which is exactly what he aims to do in this piece, when Donovan Troy, a 10-year-old boy from Georgia with sickle cell anemia, meets D-Jac, the rest of the Eagles, and gets a hug from a slender (relative) Andy Reid.

Troy also got to jerk it with Jaccpot Records, ya digg?? That video, after the jump.


8 Responses

  1. good stuff! being as that kid’s life must be like hell some days, you could tell he was in heaven that particular day and he genuinely appreciated it. in addition to the money and fame, ALL professional athletes need to understand and accept their obligation to be a role model too. i think most do embrace it, but there are some that do not and that can totally destroy a kid.

  2. Mark: DeSean is from L.A., this was much discussed when he showed up at a Sixers-Lakers game wearing a Lakers hat. Can’t hate him for rooting for his home teams.

  3. As for most of Eaglesnation, no one will care about D-Jax’s 2011 if he puts up the points this year. Can’t say I love the guy, but this was good stuff. And say what you want about DeSean, but at least he doesn’t beat his own mom. #DezBryant

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