My college career, was over. I got offered a job to become a hospital administrator. Two year program, $75,000 job. And right before I took the job, my daddy called me on the phone. Let me tell you about my daddy. When I was a little boy, my daddy would always pick me up. When he came home from work, he picked me up, when he saw me in the nursery of the church, he picked me up. No matter how long he works, no matter how tired he was, my dad would always pick me up. So when I had my kids, I would always pick up my kids. When I got home, sometimes I was tired. They have a bottle in one hand, and they just lifted up the other hand, and they knew what daddy was supposed to do. My job was to pick them up. Let me help you out to have a care, this is a spiritual interaction. When you pick up a child, it is a spiritual transaction. When you pick up a child, you change their perspective. When you pick up a child, all of a sudden they can see the world the way you see it. I don’t care what your children have done, there is nothing they can do for you to stop picking them up. “Well my daughter’s a drug addict,” I don’t care, pick her up. “My son messes up,” I don’t care, pick him up, I don’t care. You pick them up. That is your job, mama, that is your job, daddy, that is your job, grandma, that is your job, granddad. Your number one job is to pick them up and change their perspective. My saddest day, is one day my daddy looked at me said, “Boy, you too big, I can’t pick you up anymore.” When he couldn’t pick me up physically, he would pick me up emotionally. He would pick me up spiritually. I had a great dad because he would always pick me up, he would always change my perspective. So my daddy called me on the phone, he asked me a question. He said, “Son, you had a tough year. What’s next?” I said, “Dad, I’m gonna be a hospital administrator.” He said, “Not bad, but let me ask you a question. Son, do you believe you’re an NBA player?” I said, “Coach, what do I need to do to play in the NBA?” He said, “Do two things, and you can play in the NBA. Lose 20 pounds and shoot a three-point shot with range, and you can play in the NBA. I think you should be a motivational speaker son, but if you lose 20 pounds and shoot that three point shot with range, you can play in the NBA.” I lost 20 pounds and every day, I would shoot 500 shots a day, every single day. I got invited to training camp with the Dallas Mavericks, and not only did I make the team, I became the first ever undrafted rookie free agent in the history of the Dallas Mavericks to start opening night. Could you imagine what was going through my mind? I’d not started a basketball game since high school! I got to the arena, and they dim the lights, they put the spotlight right on me. Right through the spotlight, I saw my mom, my dad, and all my brothers and sisters. When I saw my dad, I just pumped my fist and he pumped his fist and tears streamed down my face.