Special-needs student with viral 3-pointer video gets VIP treatment at Suns game

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(Source: KPHO/KTVK) (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

We first introduced you to 17-year-old Korben Flory last Monday after video of his 3-pointer went viral.

[RELATED: Teen's 3-pointer rockets him to viral video fame]

Korben is part of the Best Buddies program at Deer Valley High School, and he has been a team manager for three years. His passion for basketball, however, began at a young age.

"As soon as he could hold the ball, he had it and rolled it and dribbles it," Korben's mom, Holly Flory, said.

Korben's favorite basketball team is the Phoenix Suns. As soon as the team saw our story, they invited Korben and his family to a game and rolled out the red carpet.

The family’s night started with a tour of the Suns broadcast center and airing Korben’s 3-pointer clip on live TV. Then it was off to sit courtside and watch the team warm-up.

"It was fun; I like to see it on the court," Korben said.

The family they had no idea the video of Korben's 3-pointer would lead to all of this.

"It’s overwhelming," Korben's mom said. "I'm in awe! I'm so happy for him and what he is getting to do, and he is just so humble about it."

Korben was all smiles as the national anthem was performed and the game began.  

The basketball-loving teen had one thing to say to the Suns.

"Thank you for everything!"

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