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We caught up with UCLA Basketball alum and 2005 NBA Draft pick (54th) Dijon Thompson about his unconventional basketball journey, growing up the son of a single mom, and how his life changed when his stepdad entered the picture. Dijon opens up about his early influences, his high-school recruitment, and why he chose UCLA over UConn, Syracuse and Arizona (a nice tidbit in the pod about his visit to Zona). Dijon also shares why he is at peace with where he was drafted, why his game didn't mesh in Mike D'Antoni's "seven seconds or less" system, playing for Lakers legend Michael Cooper in the G-League, his career overseas, and transitioning back into the "real world." #allball
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