This Video Of Fred VanVleet Being Rejected By The NBA Three Years Ago Is So Inspiring (VIDEO)
VanVleet has been on a long journey.
Every great sports hero has had to overcome some sort of obstacle to get where they are today. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, Kawhi Leonard lost his father to a shooting, Muhammad Ali fought against the heightened racial prejudices of the ’60s to become the greatest of all time. It’s not easy to become a legend, it takes hard work, guts, and perseverance and that’s something Fred VanVleet knows all too well, according to this NBA draft video.
A video of the Raptors star overcoming one of his obstacles recently resurfaced on Twitter. Back in 2016, Fred VanVleet went undrafted during the 2016 draft after turning down two lackluster offers to play in the NBA’s Development League.
The proposal was $20,000 for two years, made by teams who might be interested in drafting him in the second round. It was a tough pill to swallow for the young player who always dreamed of being drafted.
Given how far VanVleet has come, fans were loving the powerful video.