Records are made to be broken. Excellence is its own reward.

But not always -- especially when achieving breaking a record and achieving excellence shifts the spotlight off another person.

At least that's what Jordan Bohannon, a member of the Iowa University basketball team, thinks. On Sunday, Jordan went to the free-throw line having made 34 free throws in a row. Making one more would break the school's all-time record, a mark that has stood for nearly 30 years. 

But making one more would break the record held by Chris Street, an Iowa player who died in a car accident during his junior year in school.

So what did Jordan do? He missed. Intentionally.

"That's not my record to have," Jordan said after the game. "That record deserves to stay in his name."

What we say is important, but what we do defines us -- especially the things we do for other people, simply because we can.

Published on: Feb 26, 2018
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