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Episode 39: Kendall Gill | Former NBA Veteran & University of Illinois All-American

Episode 39: Kendall Gill | Former NBA Veteran & University of Illinois All-American

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Kendall Gill
    • Enjoyed the time playing in the Big 3 League founded by Ice Cube but felt his age negatively impacted how he was viewed as a player
    • Stays in shape today through boxing
    • Boxing was his first sport he started playing and didn’t even like basketball
    • Played multiple sports and starting playing basketball when his family moved to the suburbs of Chicago
    • He was convinced that he would play at Michigan St., however, the morning after making the decision to attend Michigan St. he changed his mind a signed with Illinois
    • Greatest moment in his playing career is making the Final Four in 1989 with Illinois on the team labeled, “Flyin’ Illini”
    • Suffered devasting migraine headaches throughout his NBA career
    • Feels that he could be in the Hall of Fame if he wouldn’t have let so many distractions cloud his mental focus
    • Biggest regret in his NBA career is not agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers
    • Currently working as an NBA studio analyst for Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago for the Chicago Bulls
    • Words of Wisdom from Kendall Gill: “Define yourself for yourself or you’ll be trapped in someone else’s fantasies and eaten alive.”

Social Media:

To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports

To Follow Kendall Gill on Twitter:  @KendallG13

To Follow Kendall Gill on Instagram:  @officialkendallgill

Feature Image Photo Credit: Bernie Nunez/Getty Images

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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