A reminder: Former NBA star Chris Herren is appearing at the Skookum Creek Event Center tonight. His presentation “A Message of Hope – A Conversation with Chris Herren” starts at 7:30 PM. Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction before rising again with a new dream.
Earlier this month, MasonWebTV.com spoke with Chris as he was driving from one school presentation to another. We talked about his life as he describes in his book Basketball Junkie which opens with “I was dead for thirty seconds.” Our conversation started at the beginning… 5-4-12 chris herren (2)
We also talk about his professional basketball career…5-4-12 chris herren (3)
We moved on to his life with addiction and his last trip to rehab…5-4-12 chris herren (4)
And the conversation wrapped up talking about what he is now doing after becoming clean and sober… 5-4-12 chris herren (5)
“A Message of Hope – A Conversation with Chris Herren” is free. Doors open at 7 PM, again at Little Creek Casino Resort’s Skookum Creek Event Center.
For more information, check out Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren (http://www.ahoopdream.com/), the Herren Project (http://www.theherrenproject.org/) or pick up a copy of Basketball Junkie.