Travis Hansen just retired from professional basketball at the age of 33.
A guy that young shouldn’t have done all he’s done. Since leaving Mountain View High, Utah Valley University, BYU, the NBA and a high-level lucrative career in European basketball, he’s made millions. Yet he projects himself as a regular guy with a regular home and life. If he sells his fancy car, which he vows he will do, and wears around denims with holes in the legs like he did this week, the ruse might eventually work.
“Really, I’m just a regular kind of guy,” he says.
Regular guys don’t play against LeBron James and call Houston Rockets star Luis Scola a teammate and best friend. Regular guys don’t find themselves making a global health and educational impact on tens of thousands of children from Mali to Nepal, from Moscow to Utah. Regular American blokes don’t have former Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin issue you a Russian passport.