Chris Herren’s meteoric rise in college and professional basketball was only overshadowed by his quick fall into the world of addiction and recovery. His substance abuse began while playing in college, and continued during his NBA career, and soon Herren found himself convicted of multiple drug felonies, and even one night wrecked his vehicle so badly, paramedics say he was clinically dead for thirty seconds. Now, Herren is an activist, author, and mentor for young and professional athletes through his organization Hoop Dreams With Chris Herren. He also raised more than sixty thousand dollars running in support for addiction activism during the Boston Marathon.
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