Indiana basketball player Anthony Leal puts NIL money to good use in a heartwarming Christmas moment.
Indiana men’s basketball player Anthony Leal put his NIL money to good use in a heartwarming Christmas moment.
In a video shared online Sunday morning, Anthony surprised his older sister Lauren — who he considers an idol and inspiration in his life — by using his NIL money to pay off her student loan debts.
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“Some folks have negative opinions about NIL,” Leal tweeted. “But without it, things like this wouldn’t be possible.”
Lauren shared her appreciation as well: “Never in my life have I felt this level of shock. I was so stunned and absolutely speechless before my tears flowed. Saying ‘thank you’ will genuinely never be enough!”
Leal is a former Indiana Mr. Basketball winner and is in his third year with the Indiana program. He and his sister have shared a close bond throughout their childhood.