53 minutes | Aug 2nd 2020

Spencer Dinwiddie: The Journey Is the Reward

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Entrepreneur, VC, and NBA star, Spencer Dinwiddie, took some time to chat with host Michael Redd about his challenges along the journey to pro basketball, what it means to surround yourself with the right people, and being “... a tech guy with a jumper.”“Basketball is just the tip of the iceberg. Off the court, I build businesses that improve the lives of others and make the world a better place.” – Spencer DinwiddieAn “unstoppable force,” both on and off the court, Spencer currently plays for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes where he earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a sophomore in 2013. His story of perseverance began after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and missing most of his junior year in college. He was determined to speed his recovery and was selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft.During the 2016-2017 season, all-star weekend, he won the NBA skills challenge, and the following season was a top 5 passer and a top 5 isolation player. The day after scoring a career-high 39 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Nets.Spencer has launched three businesses and partnered with a fourth that aim to accomplish his mission to give back to communities in need, including The Dinwiddie Family Foundation, Project DREAM, DREAM Fan Shares, and The Cred Partnership.His mission is “... to build companies that create value in the world and that strive to make the lives of others better.”If you're a fan of the show don’t forget to Subscribe to see new episodes, and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!In this episode Michael and Spencer talked about:How resiliency and a no regret attitude are essential to successWhy startups are not for the faint of heartWhen to bet on yourself and go for the broke on your own termsWhy staying true to yourself, owning your differences, and chasing your passions leads to excellenceHow Spencer has been a trailblazer for empowering a generation of NBA playersAnd more hot takes on the state of the world and business!To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.Resources:SpencerDinwiddie.comSpencer Dinwiddie on LinkedInSpencer Dinwiddie on TwitterMichael Redd on Instagram
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