THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING LAPHONSO ELLIS
LaPhonso Ellis is a former NBA player who was selected fifth overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. He was named to the 1992-93 All-Rookie first team, and went on to play 11 NBA seasons with Denver, Atlanta, Minnesota and Miami.
After retiring from playing, Ellis joined ESPN in 2009 and was a college basketball commentator and analyst until June 2023. The Notre Dame graduate also had a stellar career in South Bend and was named to Notre Dame’s Ring of Honor in 2021.
Today on the podcast, we talk to LaPhonso Ellis about living his life for Christ and growing spiritually after becoming a believer early in his NBA career. We also ask him about the experience of seeing his former team, the Nuggets, win the NBA championship in 2023.
(Today’s interview was recorded a few days before LaPhonso lost his job with ESPN on June 30, 2023 and the tragic death of his daughter on July 1, 2023)
“LaPhonso Ellis is one of the greatest athletes and gentlemen to ever suit up for Notre Dame basketball."
Congratulations LaPhonso Ellis on being inducted into the Ring of Honor at Notre Dame! pic.twitter.com/ECQr2diO6I
— The Montag Group (@TheMontagGroup) December 16, 2021
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