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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie joins The Woj Pod to discuss his long journey to a new $34M contract, the fight out of the G League and into the NBA, why he didn’t enroll at Harvard despite his acceptance, building his own shoe brand, and much more.
0:23: Dinwiddie’s path to signing a 3-year, $34 million extension with the Nets.
2:39: The mental strength needed to make it in the NBA.
4:09: The difference between simply putting up numbers and impacting winning.
7:21: Brooklyn having several players on their 2nd and 3rd chances.
8:15: Having doubts early in his career that he would ever get an opportunity to play.
9:21: Challenging more experienced and higher paid players for minutes.
10:32: The grind of the G League, including his worst road trip.
11:37: Entering the draft after tearing his ACL during his junior season at Colorado.
13:21: Choosing Colorado over Harvard coming out of high school.
15:52: Finding a home with the Nets after bouncing around a bit.
19:30: Injuries to other players giving him an opportunity to play with the Nets.
21:18: Creating an identity for himself in the NBA after early adversity.
24:45: Does the security of his new deal impact how he approaches the game?
26:44: The Nets persevering after Caris LeVert’s injury.
28:48: The basics of NBA shoe deals for players who aren’t stars, and why he decided to build his own brand.
35:02: Using his foundation to help young people pay for college.
36:00: Social media allowing players to create their own identity and shape the narrative around their career.
39:00: The impact of social media inside the locker room.
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