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Sep 21, 2020

Today we are so excited to have New Orleans Pelican rookie and Toronto native, Nickeil Alexander-Walker talk with us about his first year in the league in what has turned into an extraordinary season with the pandemic, and how he is one of the first rookies to play in two opening nights in one season with the three month hiatus.  

Nickeil shares with us his love of the game, his love of shoes, how he’s become a League Fits favorite, and what it’s been like sharing the spotlight with his cousin, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder.  

We were first introduced to Nickeil when his mom, Nicole Alexander, was featured on an episode of Court-Side Moms and Nickeil gives his insights into their relationship and how it contributed to his success in the NBA.

Nickeil talks about the BLM movement and what it was like for him growing up in Canada, and how different his experience has been since he’s moved to the US.  As well he shares his thoughts on how he can make a difference and influence change.  

Our time with Nickeil wraps up with his lessons learned having closed the book on his rookie year, how he is preparing for the future and his fun purchases from his first year NBA salary including 50 pairs of shoes and his favorite car - tune in to hear more from this remarkable young man.