Stories of overcoming adversity may seem like they come around very often in the sports world, but it takes a very special person to really achieve that special success. Sean Elliot is one of those people who defied the odds. He started out with high expectations when entering the NBA in 1989. After playing for Hall of Fame Arizona coach Lute Olsen, the San Antonio Spurs picked Sean Elliot in the first round of the ’89 NBA Draft.
Ten years later, Sean Elliot had become one of the premier perimeter shooters of his day and helped David Robinson, Tim Duncan and company to the Spurs’ first world championship in 1999. Shortly after the championship run, Elliot announced that he had played with a dangerous kidney disease and needed a transplant. In the offseason, Sean Elliot underwent a surgery to receive a new kidney from his brother and later, returned to the NBA for another season. He did not retire until 2001.
At the time of his retirement, Sean Elliot was the Spurs’ all-time leader in three-point field goals made and attempted. He was also the first player to ever come back from a kidney transplant and continue to play. The heart and courage Sean Elliot showed on the court can not be repeated. It was his hard work and great play on the court before and after his surgery that showed San Antonio his passion for the game and the city. This led to his #32 jersey being retired in 2005. Sean Elliot will always be remembered as a great player, with an even greater heart, passion, and love for the game of basketball.
**Sean Elliot Speaker**
A Sean Elliot speaker event is filled with tons of motivation. Not many people can talk about returning to work after a kidney transplant and still succeeding, but at a Sean Elliot speaker event, you will meet one of those few people. For its shear heart warmth, a Sean Elliot speaker event is a definite winner. Anyone attending a Sean Elliot speaker event will be amazed at the road traveled before and after his life-altering surgery. A Sean Elliot speaker engagement is one not to be missed.
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