Former NBA player Lance Allred is scheduled to speak at this year’s TEDxSaltLakeCity event at Kingsbury Hall on September 17. There will be 13 presenters, however Allred will be discussing stories from his life as a basketball player both in the United States and abroad, and he hopes to be able to inspire and empower the people that he speaks to. Tickets for the event went on sale on July 18th, so fans and people wanting to attend the TEDxSaltLakeCity event are encouraged to purchase them as soon as possible.
The Salt Lake City native was born legally deaf and despite people expecting him to turn into a social introvert, Allred did just the opposite. He spent two years playing for the University of Utah but didn’t get to see much playing time with the basketball team, so he transferred to Weber State where his talents were put to good use. The 6’11 player began his professional career in a French League and bounced around to many different teams and also played in other overseas leagues in countries like Spain, Mexico, Italy and Puerto Rico. In addition to sports, Allred is also an author and had his biography published in 2009, titled “Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA”. He is currently working on two more fiction novels that have not yet hit the shelves.
Allred is going to be attending and speaking at the TEDx event that’s happening in Salt Lake City later this year, and it is sure to be a fun and thrilling experience for everyone who gets to go.
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Watch Lance Allred Speaking about being the first legally deaf player to reach the NBA: