Keyon Dooling, Retired NBA point guard
Keyon L. Dooling is a motivational speaker, life coach and author who recently retired from the National Basketball Association after twelve years as a professional athlete. During his time in the NBA, he served for eight years as an officer with the National Basketball Players Association. Keyon played two seasons at the University of Missouri before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. He was selected by Orlando in the first round – 10th overall pick. Keyon was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers and played for the Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzles and eventually the Boston Celtics.
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During his 12th NBA season, Keyon Dooling was at the top of his game as the designated team leader of the Boston Celtics, firing up his teammates with the ringing challenge, “What’s driving you?” A few months later, he found himself locked in a mental institution, confused, frightened and on the verge of losing everything. In “What’s Driving You? How I Overcame Abuse and Learned to Lead in the NBA,” Dooling for the first time tells the whole truth about the shocking childhood incident that shadowed him during his entire successful pro basketball career – and the hidden trauma that led to his widely-publicized breakdown. You’ll join Dooling on his incredible journey from the hood to the NBA – and discover his revealing and life-changing interactions with championship coaches Pat Riley and Doc Rivers and legendary players such as Shaquille O’Neal, Gary Payton and Ray Allen. Most of all, you’ll discover how love, family and God empowered an athletic kid to not only make it in the world of sports, but to triumph over incredible odds and learn what it takes to be an authentic leader. Read More…