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Randy Foye’s internal organs are all in the wrong place. Yes, seriously.

Oct 4, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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Randy Foye is a veteran sharpshooter, last season in Utah he was taking 5.3 shots from beyond the arc a game and hitting 41 percent of them. He is entering his eighth NBA season, can play a little point in a pinch but mostly he is there to space the floor and knock down bombs in Denver — which he should get a chance to do off Ty Lawson kickouts and running to the arc in transition.

What not many people knew about until a fascinating story in the Denver Post Friday by Benjamin Hochman made it public — his heart is in the wrong place.

Literally. And his liver. And kidney. We’ll let the story explain.

The Nuggets guard has a condition called situs inversus, which means that “everything is a mirror image, flipped around,” he said. “Your organs are reversed, so my heart isn’t on the left side, it’s on the right side. And my liver isn’t on the right, it’s on the left.

“A little different, right?”

It doesn’t impact his performance, but it is so rare he’s believed to be the only person in American professional sports with the condition. Although, some of the people that have it don’t know about it because, well, who checks their liver all that often?

Foye is meeting a Denver area high school athlete who has the same condition, which is pretty cool.

You could see a lot of Foye this season in Denver as the team’s outside shooting was not a strong point, especially after Danilo Gallinari went down. Foye is going to get a chance to prove himself on offense. It’s the other end of the court where Foye in and Andre Iguodala out could really sting.

  1. antistratfordian - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Hey, Kobe has as similar issue… his brain is up his a–.

    • Anoesis - Oct 5, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      So is he going to visit you at your high school?

      • denverhoopdreams - Oct 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Seriously, the best zinger!

    • asimonetti88 - Oct 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      geez, could you be on him anymore?

  2. eugenesaxe1 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Well that’s just strange. And they’re just finding this out, after all the physicals he’s had?

    • money2long - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      who’s to say the medical staff just found out ? maybe publicly it’s just getting known..

    • shen90 - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

      Every Blazer fan knew this. It was made public before he was drafted. In a story back then it had some quotes from some gm’s who admitted they had reservations about drafting him because of it.

  3. yankeepunk3000 - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    wow that’s pretty interesting stuff…pretty rare didn’t even know that actually can happen

  4. rubberinnertube - Oct 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Yawn…this was public when he was drafted.

  5. ningenito78 - Oct 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    It doesn’t impact his performance, but it is so rare he’s believed to be the only person in American professional sports with the condition. Although, some of the people that have it don’t know about it because, well, who checks their liver all that often?

    True. But the heart seems to get a look-see just about every time you go to the doctor.

    • Anoesis - Oct 5, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      A listen-to perhaps. A chest x-ray would reveal the situation, but absent a reason for one it could be difficult to ascertain with just a stethoscope.

  6. titansbro - Oct 4, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Almost like inside out boy from Nickelodeon in the 90’s. He swung over the top of the swing set which caused all his internal organs to switch to the outside of his body. Very strange it was.

  7. beavertonsteve - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    People may criticize him for this, but I don’t fault him. His heart is in the right place.

  8. jaymidd - Oct 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    More importantly, get your facts straight. He won’t be sharing the court or the ball with Igoudala because….ANDRE doesn’t play for the nuggets any longer. He’s with Golden State now. Now back to your regular scheduled programming.

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