BETHESDA, Md. — One of the most invaluable facets of basketball — and sports in general — is its ability to bring people together, no matter the circumstance, no matter the situation.

On Wednesday, basketball did just that.

In recognition of Warrior Care Month and as an early celebration for Veterans Day, the NBA sponsored a wheelchair basketball game at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center — one of the nation’s largest and most renowned military hospitals in the country.

Two teams, made up of both active and injured service members, geared up for a 40-minute, full-court game that had no shortage of competitive spirit.

“It’s been a little bit different now, the transition getting into a wheelchair, but it’s been a lot of fun and keeps me competitive,” Army Sgt. Chris McGinnis, who stole the show by commanding fastbreaks and knocking down transition three-pointers, told USA TODAY Sports.

“Getting back out here with my battle More >