Alex Lee was playing basketball alongside his twin brother who managed to score a game winning three-pointer. Their identical reactions to the score can be seen in this video.
Both Alex, Justin and his younger brothers Nate would go on to play soccer in matches against Guam VS Hong Kong, according to reports. This video was taken right before tragedy struck.
In 2009 Alex Lee was involved in a horrific accident. The-then 19-year-old was struck by a car in Washington DC, crashing into the windshield before landing headfirst on the street. Doctors had to remove a blood clot near his brain, and there was internal bleeding. During this time soccer was his inspiration “As soon as I could, I was out there running every day,” he said. “I was probably the fittest I have ever been. I was really focussed.”
“No way did I imagine that could happen. It was pretty incredible, walking out with the FIFA anthem playing. It was pretty emotional. I played with my (twin) brother a lot growing up, but I had never before played competitively with my little brother” he said. The three brothers would go on to play for Guam with wins against Turkmenistan and Bangalore.
Alex Lee also plays for the soccer team the Richmond Kickers. Credit: Ernest Henderson via Storyful