June 24, 2014
AOF:61 Pat Burke
Our guest is nothing if not passionate about the sport he has made his career. As the only Irish born NBA ever he shares the story of how he came to play basketball after an initial love of hockey. A 7 inch growth spurt somewhat ruined that dream as did the powerful, and negative, words of his first high school coach. Things would change as his family would move to a new state, playing for a new coach. Hard work and a journeyman's attitude would pay off in college and playing overseas and he shares an unlikely story of running in to some ex teammates who didn't believe he was a starting center in the NBA. A great storyteller, our guest shares some amazing stories from his career as well as what his legacy might be leading young athletes today. Plug those earphones in and go for a shoot around for today's first NBA athlete on the Athlete On Fire show!