When he isn’t putting up points on the hardwood, former Kentucky Wildcat Eric Bledsoe is raising a pair of children. The Milwaukee Buck shared his story with The Players’ Tribune.
“I always had to battle throughout my whole life,” he said. “People doubted me, telling me I couldn’t do nothing, I wasn’t going to make it, especially a kid from Birmingham, Alabama trying to make a way. They doubted me and told me I couldn’t achieve my dream. I used that to stay hungry and stay positive.”
He learned how to fight through adversity from his mother. A woman who juggled three jobs to support her son, it pushed Bledsoe to be his best. That’s the same message he shares with his children today.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) June 28, 2019
In 2019 Bledsoe and the Bucks finished with the best record in the NBA. He averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 assists as the team’s top perimeter defender before they were eliminated by the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals.