The strangest case for basketball eligibility
case surfaced in a national deaf basketball
tournament way back in the nineties.
A Coda asked to be eligible. He previously
played college basketball. It led to a
series of hot discussions among the basketball
delegates and he was originally turned down.
He appealed again. It was agreed to have him
tested for hearing (must be 55 dB or higher
in the better ear). The Coda player agreed
to the testing, thinking he would fail it
because he hears so well. Much to everyone’s
shock, he “passed” the audiological tests
meaning he was deaf enough to play basketball
with the deaf. Up to that time he thought
he grew up as a hearing person!