Episode 025

John Starks: G.O.A.T. of Becoming the Heart of a Team


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About John Starks

The G.O.A.T. of Becoming the Heart of a Team, AKA John Starks shares his incredible journey of going from bagging groceries to becoming an NBA All-Star and New York City Legend.

Let’s be clear, growing up… John Starks was my favorite player.  I knew all his stats, all his moves, his history, and his rivals.  I chose #3 for all my jerseys while playing sports and even brought in his basketball card to the barbershop so the barber can cut my hair just like his.

It wasn’t just because he was an incredible player.  He was the HEART of the team. The city loved him and when he got hot, he got HOT!

He’d be asked to guard the toughest players in history, such as Reggie Miller, Clyde Drexler, and Michael Jordan.  And he pretty much got each of those guys riled up at one point or another.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Starks managed adversity and finally made it in the NBA
  • Who mentored Starks early on and what he learned from them
  • What drove Straks to do whatever it took to win
  • How Starks prepared for games and why it made him great
  • Starks’ thoughts on what made Jordan the greatest of all time
  • What Starks’ thought about his rivalry with Reggie Miller