Former NBA player Derek Anderson stopped by the University of Alabama this August to talk to the football players during one of their practices. Anderson shared some of his personal life’s stories with the young athletes and conveyed to them that as long as hard work gets put in, you can always be successful. He also emphasized that everyone needs guidance and support and it is up to them to find people that they trust who can help them along their journeys. It was a very nice surprise for the team to get dropped in on that way, and they left practice that day with a little more drive and inspiration towards their upcoming football season.
The 2006 NBA Champion was born and raised in Kentucky and went to Ohio State for half his college career and the University of Kentucky for the second half. He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1997 NBA Draft and over the course of his career played with seven different professional teams. In addition to the Cavs, Anderson was a part of the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats by the time he retired from playing in 2008. The NCAA Champion now travels around the country and works as a motivational speaker to help the next generations be the best that they can be in the years to come.
Anderson dropped by the Alabama Crimson Tide’s football practice earlier this month to inspire them for another great year of football, and reminded them that hard work always pays off.
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