Join us for S4:EP33 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as Travis Reed, pro basketball alumni, joins host Kayla Bradham to discuss how he’s helping other athletes as they embark on their journey to play sports overseas!
Travis W Reed is a professional basketball player who played TEN years overseas in countries such as Columbia, Poland, France, Belgium, Holland, Estonia, Germany, Australia, and more. Reed was a League MVP in Holland in 2004, Winning Finals MVP, League MVP in Estonia, and also Baltic League MVP in 2006. League MVP Runner up in Australia in 2012.
After his overseas basketball days ended, Travis started a podcast called, “Travis Reed – A Basketball Life”. He also started a Youtube show called “An Athlete’s Journey” which showcases not only his journey but several other athletes (women and men) who have shared their stories and the lessons they learned along the way.
Travis’ Podcast is targeted at athletes who are thinking about or about to embark on a journey overseas to teach these athletes how to deal with the pressure of the athletic lifestyle as a professional basketball player in a foreign land. His story gives listeners an honest uncut perspective that most can benefit from hearing.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAVIS’S PODCAST
- 00:00 Introduction
- 00:35 What sports looked like for Travis growing up
- 1:25 When Travis realized he was pretty good at basketball
- 2:10 What going to college and playing basketball looked like
- 3:00 What playing basketball overseas was like and who he played for
- 5:35 How did Travis function traveling all over the world while speaking English
- 7:20 What teams/country/coach were Travis’ favorite
- 9:00 Sponsor shoutout: Dugout Mugs use code Kayla30 for 30% off
- 9:51 pieces of wisdom for overseas athletes and for living overseas
- 14:30 Britney Griner and what Travis thinks about it as a player who played overseas
- 17:35 What Travis’ life looked like transitioning outside of sports
- 19:50 Advice for athletes coming back from playing overseas
- 22:55 Travis’ experience with jobs right out of basketball that he didn’t enjoy
- 25:53 What Travis is doing to create hope and possibility in sports today
- 29:00 Parting words of wisdom
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AND WEBSITE
- Listen to Travis’s podcast on Spotify: An Athlete’s Journey, Travis Reed – A Basketball Life, Bleav in UCLA
- LinkedIn: Travis Reed
- Instagram: @traviswreed
- YouTube: An Athlete’s Journey