From Fan to NBA Player: a Story of Potential

Thurl Bailey(former NBA player, current Utah Jazz analyst) describes the moment he saw Julius "Dr. J" Erving play basketball for the first time, his passion for emulating Dr. J's game, and his constant drive to learn basketball as a child. Thurl then details his early struggles with the game and how it never came naturally. He talks about the pain he felt after failing to get picked by his middle school basketball team two years in a row because of his lack of skill, his passion for never giving up, and the potential one coach had in him that completely shaped Thurl's career for the rest of his life.

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020   |   Runtime: 41:16