Zach LaVine is most likely not your synonym for the NBA, but the man who overcame a torn ACL only to play his best season yet is getting the recognition he deserves with a career first selection for the All Star game.

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Growing up in a suburb outside of Seattle, it is unlikely that Zach ever expected to become an true inspiration, as he overcame the kind of injury people simply don’t recover from. Especially not in professional sport.