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The Pivot & Go! Podcast w/ David Nurse

Sep 18, 2017

Episode 22

James McAdoo

Being a Christian in the NBA

This week The Game of Life Podcast is coming at you live from the beautiful beaches of Maui, Hawaii. Last week we were in Japan sipping green tea and indulging in world top grade sushi. This week we are soaking in some sun and catching some waves on the beach.

Special guest this week for all you Game of Lifer’s out there making his 2nd appereance on the podcast – this time as a 2 time NBA champion and a new member of the Philadelphia 76ers, James McAdoo.

Here on the Game of Life Podcast we bring to you the behind the scenes in the lives of NBA players, business savvy enertapreneuars and top level performers in all fields of personal development. The podcast that helps you become the best version 

James has been out here with me for the week running basketball camps for the youth and training for the upcoming season. And of course enjoying the remaining days before training camp Maui beach style.


In the Episode

In this episode you are going to learn what it is like to be a Christian athlete in professional sports; the challenges, temptations, hardships faced  that come along with being in the NBA and how faith and trust in the Lord is what anchors James and where he finds his strength; How to live with great work-life balance and thrive in times of uncertainty, stress, and change.

You’ll hear about James’s latest trip to Africa, what it is like to win 2 NBA Championships in 3 NBA seasons, and a special inside look at the new company I am developing in partnership with numerous NBA athletes giving back through their charities to help the less fortunate throughout the world and how you can be a part of the greater cause as well.

All of that and more in this episode with James Michael McAdoo live here from the beaches of Maui, Hawaii.

Stick around for the end of the episode and of course the best part of all – the 3pters of the week! The NBA behind the scenes info will blow your mind. If you have been wondering what all went down on Kyrie wanting to leave Cleveland, I’ll let you know exactly where it happened and what just might have been the tipping point.  Spoiler, I was at the same gym he was that same day. But you have to wait until the end of the podcast.

Also, would love to hear any questions/feedback/ways we can improve together/ideas for future guests/anything hit me all of these at davidnurse05 on Twitter, davidnurse5 on Instagram, send me an email, get a hold of me and let me know! I want to hear from all of you. And if you go to itunes and leave a review not only will it help us continue to get high level guests, it will also enter you into the drawing this December to win NBA tickets to a game of your choice this season.  Link on how to do so in the show notes below.


Let’s get this podcast going! There’s a pig roasting at a Laua waiting for us in Lehina soon!

Buckle up, here we go.



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Back to the 2nd half of the Podcast where you are going to hear about James’s choice of celebrating a 2nd NBA Championship Ring – traveling to Kenya to put on a week long basketball camp in the 2nd largest slum in the world.  Yup, that’s James. A true light for the Lord!

And hear about basketbalLIFE – the new non profit company I am starting in partnership with numerous NBA players and their charities/foundations. And you can be a part of it as well! Only if you’re a Game of Lifer of course ; )

All right, 2nd half – let’s do it!


3 Pointers –

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