Bria Hartley, Kobe Bryant, Reshanda Gray and Gianna Bryant
The helicopter crash that killed NBA icon Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and seven others left Reshanda Gray reeling. As a teen looking for direction, Gray met Bryant through the After School All-Stars program and inspired her with the words that “dedication sees dreams through.” Her commitment would take her from the crime-riddled Hoover neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles to the University of California, where she was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. From Berkeley, Gray would move on to the next level and is now with the New York Liberty of the WNBA. In the WNBA off-season, Gray plays professionally in South Korea and spoke to Dave about life overseas, growing up as one of seven sibling, being the first in her family to graduate college, making a trip to the Final Four and how that meeting with Bryant changed her life. Gray is committed to paying it forward to make a difference in the world with her non-profit, the No Gray Areas Foundation. Enjoy our podcast with Gray Gray talking to Dave from Asan, South Korea on the D-Lew Show.