First Deaf Player in NBA History
Lance Allred Bio
Lance Allred, with his 5 Principles of Perseverance, is the first legally deaf player in NBA history. Known as "The Lion," he is a best-selling author of Basketball Gods and Longshot and is an expert on Leadership, Perseverance and Grit.
Standing at 6'11 and born with 80% hearing loss within a polygamist commune before his family escaped when he was 13, Lance has had people all of his life placing limitations on him, but he never listened: he couldn't hear very well anyway. With a world of stories and setbacks, Lance will take you and your audience on the inspiring story of his indomitable spirit and how eventually, through his own Will and Choice, went on to become the first deaf player in NBA history.