Raising Fame: Sports Edition

Raising Fame: Sports Edition

Raising Fame: Sports Edition

CATEGORY: Kids & Family
Hosted by beloved NBA parents Sonya and Dell Curry, Raising Fame: Sports Edition reveals the amazing childhood backstories of your favorite sports icons. The Currys interview the people who raised these sports legends into the idols they are today. Parents. Stepparents. Grandparents. Adoptive parents. We take you back to when Tom Brady the GOAT was just “Tommy” and not getting a single snap at QB; when Shaquille O’Neal was the unexpected newborn of a strong but scared teen mother; when Steph Curry was still hoisting his shot from his waist; when Megan Rapinoe was wearing angel wings on Halloween; and when Michael Phelps was getting kicked out of the pool for misbehaving. Hear the unforgettable stories of these iconic athletes’ childhoods. How they were raised. The highs and lows of their paths to glory. Incredible tales shared by the people who helped shape them into the superstars you know and love.
  1. May 10, 2020
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    Slam Dunk: The Inevitable Greatness of Vince Carter
    Call her mom, call her CEO. Dr. Michelle Carter most certainly sat at the head of the table in shaping the icon that her son, Vince, would become. It didn’t happen by accident, and it wasn’t always easy as a bl…
  2. May 05, 2020
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    He Ain’t Heavy: Raising Our Brother Anthony Edwards
    Description: In the span of just a few months, the four Edwards children lost both their mother and grandmother to cancer. Their father wasn’t in their lives. That left the four siblings to fend pretty much for…
  3. April 28, 2020
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    It’s Reigning Women: How Venus and Serena Became Que…
    Fairy tales begin with “once upon a time” and usually involve a prince, a frog, or some fairy dust. The Williams sisters’ tale took a different route: grit, work, talent -- and a generous dose of intentional pa…
  4. April 22, 2020
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    GETTING BACK UP: Raising the Resilient Joe Burrow
    He was snubbed by the school he wanted. He was benched by the school he got. Instead of lying down and giving up, Joe Burrow took that chip on his shoulder and hauled it along to a national championship, a Heis…
  5. April 20, 2020
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    Gang Gronk: The Making and Marketing of Rob and Co.
    “Rob wants you to think he’s a dumb jock”—but that’s all marketing, says Gordy Gronkowski, better known as Papa Gronk and the father of five professional athletes, including the best tight end of all time, form…
  6. April 14, 2020
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    Pretty Powerful in Pink: Becoming Megan Rapinoe
    Some are late bloomers. Others peak early and burn out. Megan Rapinoe was born a superstar, and she’s shining brighter than ever, with a World Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball and, to cap it off, the 2019 Ballon…
  7. April 07, 2020
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    Making a Splash: A Single Mom Forges Gold
    Anyone who watched Michael Phelps win Olympic gold, after gold, after gold, is familiar not just with his 24-karat smile in the water but also with the beaming face of his mother, Debbie, in the stands. In this…
  8. April 04, 2020
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    Lucky Duck: How Payton Pritchard Grinds to Good Fort…
    Some call the Oregon Ducks senior point guard one of the best kept secrets in college basketball…but if you’re in the Pacific Northwest, and pulling for him to win Pac-12 Player of the Year, you know he’s a loc…
  9. March 26, 2020
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    Tommy in Transition: Parenting the GOAT
    After 20 years as a New England God, Tom Brady is flying south to Tampa Bay. In this exclusive interview, his parents share their immediate reaction to their son’s huge decision...why they’re so excited about t…
  10. March 24, 2020
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    Modeling Klay: Shaping the Great Klay Thompson
    While many of his Warriors teammates wear their passion on their sleeves, Klay is a made of a different material. Quiet, intense and even mysterious, Klay is hard to read -- even his most ardent fans find him u…
  11. March 21, 2020
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    Big Man on Campus: Parenting Vernon Carey Jr.
    At 6’10”, 270 lbs., Duke freshman center Vernon Carey Jr. is more than just a chip off his offensive lineman dad’s block. Born when his mom and dad were teens but surrounded by caring family, Vernon Jr. and his…
  12. March 20, 2020
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    CASSIUS COOL: The Quiet Passion of Cassius Winston
    Michigan State’s Coach Izzo is a passionate leader who looks for fire in his players as a sign of their true commitment. Along comes Cassius Winston, star Spartans point guard who simmers with a much quieter in…
  13. March 17, 2020
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    How Chris Paul became the Assist King
    You don’t become the assist king and defensive boss of the NBA just by chance. You are RAISED to become that icon. And sure enough, as Charles and Robin Paul tell it, CP3 was shaped by some tough love and stron…
  14. March 14, 2020
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    SABRINA ICON-escu: Becoming the College GOAT
    She’s simply the best. The best college player, male or female, of all time. Mentored by Kobe and shattered by his loss. Setting records perhaps never to be broken. And while this is a thrill for her parents, n…
  15. March 14, 2020
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    No S(Toppin): The Incredible Rise of Obi
    As a little boy, Obi watched his father’s epic street ball exploits and learned his dad’s nickname, “Dunkers Delight.” As it turned out, the apple fell close to the tree. Hear his parents’ roller coaster tale o…
  16. March 10, 2020
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    Coco Nuts: The Fast Rise of a Next Generation Tennis…
    Coco Gauff’s parents knew when she was three years old that they had a phenom on their hands. They just didn’t know what kind. Fiercely competitive, highly focused and naturally athletic, Coco showed star-promi…
  17. March 03, 2020
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    Still Wading: Fathering the Great Dwyane Wade
    Dwyane Wade Sr. had moved away from the crumbling life of drugs and violence that had captured the mother of his young son, Dwyane Jr. He was living with a new woman and stepsons when young Dwyane came to live…
  18. March 03, 2020
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    Wading into Motherhood: Becoming Dwyane Wade’s Mom
    Dwyane Wade’s childhood was anything but idyllic. With his mother addicted to drugs and the world around him chaotic with gang violence, young Dwyane easily could have gone in the wrong direction. Despite her e…
  19. February 25, 2020
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    Dame Time: Clocking Greatness
    Imagine if your kid laid out all of his goals and dreams when he was just 13 years old. And made every one of them happen. Imagine if he said he was going to do it all for you, so you could stop working and enj…
  20. February 18, 2020
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    Love Shaq: Raising the Big Diesel
    Lucille O’Neal, mother of the great Shaquille O’Neal, is today a wise and respected oracle whose every sentence contains a pearl of wisdom. But she was once a scared 16-year-old who found out she was pregnant b…

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