Interview with BasketBall Runs @(basketballruns)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I served under Mike Brown and was with the Lakers from 2011 to 2013. When Brown left the Lakers and joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013, he brought The idea of BasketballRuns with him. I served as an assistant coordinator with the Cavaliers and was a part of four consecutive NBA Finals from 2015 to 2018. I was a part of the Cavaliers’ first NBA title in franchise history when they defeated the Golden State Warriors in 2016.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The most interesting thing that has happen to me is I have had ESPN reach out to do multiple interviews and sponsor one of my charity events! This has been huge for BasketBallRuns.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Continue going no matter how hard the journey gets! The outcome at the end will be all worth it.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
LA Lakers coach Phil Handy has been a coach in the NBA since 2011. He started his coaching career with the Lakers, and now he’s back with them. Other than the Lakers, Handy has spent time with two other teams during his career. He has helped me grow and do what I love. Coach Phil during the off season spends his time with the youth in developing there basketball skills. This has lead me to doing the same in hosting multiple basketball leagues in the community!
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes I would say my success has lead me in brining good to this world. I have been able to host multiple charity events and host multiple food banquets for the less fortunate. We have raised $20,000 last year for the local cleveland food bank!
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. This is an old and popular adage but a good one that applies through all aspects of life — how to treat colleagues, staff, associates, other partners, the other side, clients, family, friends, strangers…. And how to approach practicing as well — don’t necessarily expect someone to give something you would never give of course taking into account the relative positions of the parties and other context.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Reader can follow us and our hornets on social media by looking up BasketballRuns on all social media platforms
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Just want to thank the community of cleveland in embracing me and my basketballruns journey in hosting multiple leagues and charity events to the youth. It’s the small things in life that mean the most to people especially the youth knowing they have a place to show off there skill set!