Wheelchair Basketball Clinic Rolls Into Flower Mound

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FLOWER MOUND -- When it comes to basketball, hitting the hardwood is not an easy sport. But when you do it in a wheelchair, your game has to be at a whole new level.

“You play basketball standing up, but it's nothing like playing basketball when you're sitting down,” Kent Robinson explained.

Robinson is a U.S. Army veteran who lost both of his legs in Iraq while on a mission. His new mission is to help wounded vets get back in the game.

Friday in Flower Mound, Robinson held a basketball clinic for kids, some of them have disabilities.

“What this does is gets children with and without disabilities an understanding of what wheelchair basketball is, what adaptive sports are, and really equalizes everyone to be able to play the game,” said Dr. Ron Davis.

“We try to reverse the roles to put you in their position so that you can see -- this ain't easy,” Robinson told NewsFix.

So how are these wheelchair newbies holding up on the court?

“Ha, just so-so, they’re having a hard time," Athlete Eiler Buck said.

Friday night, the vets face off against Flower Mound first responders to see who has the skills and the wheels to roll to victory.

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