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35. Conquering the Impossible: From the Street to the NBA and Beyond, with Michael Redd
Episode 357th September 2020 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 01:00:53

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Michael Redd has been building, developing, and investing in tech-focused startups since he retired from the NBA in 2013. After 12 seasons as a professional basketball player, both in the NBA and the Olympic US team in 2008, Michael has continued a strong drive towards excellence in his focus on venture off the court. Hear him tell the story of his childhood, what led him to the NBA, and how he’s working with his wife to remove the stigma around mental health.

What Brett asks:

  • [03:45] What was it like to grow up in the Hilltop as a preacher’s kid?
  • [08:09] How young were you when you started getting into athletics?
  • [12:09] What role did your mom play in your life?
  • [25:04] Can you tell me about the Ohio State journey?
  • [31:15] What was the transition like from Ohio State to Milwaukee?
  • [36:02] What helped you get through the fame and success of the NBA?
  • [42:35] What was it like deciding to step out of the NBA?
  • [46:43] What was it like getting into a completely new career?
  • [50:26] What are you excited about in the mental health and technology space?

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