When basketball players make it to the NBA, it opens a door to new opportunities such as the ability to purchase the finer things in life. After Tyronn Lue made it to the league and was drafted and traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1998, he made a financial commitment that he still adheres to today.
In an interview with “The Pivot” podcast, the Los Angeles Clippers coach spoke about his journey of working toward making it into the NBA.
Raised in Mexico, MO, Lue recalled it being a challenge to be recognized for his basketball talent as it was a very small town. But after moving to Kansas City in high school, he was noticed by recruiters and colleges. The leap of faith, his upbringing and dedication, as well as personal support helped him make it to the NBA draft.