7 Questions: Shawn and Carrie Bradley talk about his NBA career, what he’s learned as a quadriplegic and dating in a grocery store
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Shawn Bradley is one of the tallest players to ever play in the NBA. Standing at 7 feet 6 inches, Shawn played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks. Before his professional career, he was a basketball player at BYU.
Last year, Shawn was hit by a car while riding his bike in St. George, Utah. The crash resulted in a traumatic spinal cord injury in his neck that left him paralyzed.
I recently sat down with Shawn and his wonderful wife Carrie. They met at a basketball game a few years ago and then reunited at a local grocery store, where they met up every night for several months before getting married in 2017. They have nine children together.
Here are the questions I asked Shawn:
- What was the best and worst part about playing basketball for your job?
- Do you have a favorite memory playing in the NBA?
- How did you guys meet and was it love at first site?
- What’s been the biggest lesson you each have learned since Shawn was hit by a car?
- Have you guys ever been to Idaho and tried our famous potatoes?
- Was there ever a time when you had to stand up for your beliefs while playing basketball?
- If you were able to walk again for one day, what would you do during that day?
- What size shoe do you wear?
- What do you each want to remembered for?
- Can you share a piece of advice that might help me?
Watch my entire interview with Shawn and Carrie in the video player above.
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