According to Hunter, it was basically a right place, right time type scenario. “At the time, I was working for the World Surf League as a social media coordinator minding my business on a normal day at work,” he said. “The WSL shares an office space with The Players’ Tribune… They approached me about taking retired NBA legend, Steve Francis out for a surf lesson and creating an edit around his experience surfing, and immediately I said yes.
From a rough childhood in D. C. to playing in the NBA for 9 years, being the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season, and a three-time NBA All-Star during his tenure at the Houston Rockets, Steve Francis’ story is one about beating the odds. “[It’s] extremely inspiring to me,” said Hunter. “It was rad for me being a bi-racial surfer to connect with another African American athlete who shared an interest in surfing.
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