29 Jul 2009 09:01pm
I had the opportunity to interview Rolando Lamb, “America’s Character Coach." Before you read his interview watch this video clip of him during one of his college basketball games.
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Taylor: Tell me a little bit about your basketball career.
Rolando: I grew up playing basketball and became good at it. I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to attend Virginia Commonwealth University, and I ended up getting drafted to the Seattle Supersonics. I also played a couple years in the CBA (Continental Basketball Association). From there, I started to realize that basketball could be a tool to help reach young people. So now, I do basketball camps and motivational speaking, but I use basketball as an outreach tool to help make a difference in young people’s lives.
Rolando during a girls basketball camp.
Taylor: You are known as America’s Character Coach. How do you use basketball to build up character in girls?
Rolando: One of the things I realized in my research about basketball was that I could use sports to reach our young people. People think that sports builds character, but what it does is reveal character. We have a philosophy when we do camps. We are going to give them what they want, but they are also going to get what they need. The only thing that builds true character is the word of God.
Rolando is all about encouragement!
Taylor: You are going to speak to girls all around the world through GirlZlikeme.com. What would you like to say to them?
Rolando: I have a daughter who is 14 years old, and a lot of young girls deal with their identity and not being sure who they are. One of the things I want to let all of the young girls know is that they are valuable, special, and important. The reason they are is because God made them that way. So, if they are going through inner conflicts, and low self esteem, they have to realize that God loves them.
I even got some shooting tips.
Rolando Lamb “America’s Character Coach”
Click to play a "Shout Out" from Rolando!