Drugs are stupid.
No matter how fun it might be to sing "POP A MOLLY I'M SWEATING, WOOOO" over and over again, drugs are still, in fact, stupid. Last year, former Fresno State legend Chris Herren was profiled on ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series titled, "Unguarded." Drugs, alcohol and poor choices in the friends around him derailed a promising basketball career. Now, Herren is on a mission to talk to kids and help get them on the right path. (Like maybe going to some inpatient Florida drug and alcohol detox centers)
Herren enlisted the help of NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, 2-time NCAA champion head coach Billy Donovan and the folks at Million Dollar Ballers to help spread the gospel of The Herren Project. Some words from our friends over at Million Dollar Ballers:
Founded by former NBA player Chris Herren, The Herren Project helps individuals and families struggling with addiction. The author of Basketball Junkie and subject of the ESPN film Unguarded, Herren speaks year round to students, teams, companies and organizations, sharing his story with the hope of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life."His story transcends race, gender, age and socio-economic group," says owner Greg Beers. "Chris has dedicated his life to helping others. We're proud to collaborate with Chris Mullin and Billy Donovan in supporting him."
Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”