Raising Fame: Sports Edition

Raising Fame: Sports Edition by Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler

Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler

Hosted by beloved NBA parents Sonya and Dell Curry, Raising Fame: Sports Edition reveals the amazing childhood backstories of your favorite sports icons. The Currys interview the people who raised these sports legends into the idols they are today. Parents. Stepparents. Grandparents. Adoptive parents. We take you back to when Tom Brady the GOAT was just “Tommy” and not getting a single snap at QB; when Shaquille O’Neal was the unexpected newborn of a strong but scared teen mother; when Steph Curry was still hoisting his shot from his waist; when Megan Rapinoe was wearing angel wings on Halloween; and when Michael Phelps was getting kicked out of the pool for misbehaving. Hear the unforgettable stories of these iconic athletes’ childhoods. How they were raised. The highs and lows of their paths to glory. Incredible tales shared by the people who helped shape them into the superstars you know and love.

Categories: Kids & Family

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Some call the Oregon Ducks senior point guard one of the best kept secrets in college basketball…but if you’re in the Pacific Northwest, and pulling for him to win Pac-12 Player of the Year, you know he’s a local legend. His dad, a former college tight end and his mom, a former college gymnast, taught him that old fashioned grit could more than make up for his lack of size…and he proved them right when he led his high school team to four straight state championships, the first time that’s happened in the state of Oregon. Today he owns several Oregon career records, and his toughness has him splitting defenders in the paint and hitting buzzer-beating, game-winning threes with cold-blooded confidence. Hear his parents’ tale of raising this fiery, feisty competitor.

Previous episodes

  • 18 - Lucky Duck: How Payton Pritchard Grinds to Good Fortune 
    Sat, 04 Apr 2020
  • 17 - Tommy in Transition: Parenting the GOAT 
    Thu, 26 Mar 2020
  • 16 - Modeling Klay: Shaping the Great Klay Thompson 
    Tue, 24 Mar 2020
  • 15 - Big Man on Campus: Parenting Vernon Carey Jr. 
    Sat, 21 Mar 2020
  • 14 - CASSIUS COOL: The Quiet Passion of Cassius Winston 
    Fri, 20 Mar 2020
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