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Chris Weber discusses his new memoir, 'By God's Grace,' detailing his journey, highs and lows on and off the court, struggles with infertility, and tributes to influential people. He emphasizes the importance of faith, strong relationships, and a greater purpose in navigating life. Reflecting on his upbringing, he credits his community for support and overcoming challenges. The speaker also addresses the lack of conversations beyond sports achievements, advocating for fair compensation for athletes. Through personal anecdotes, he expresses gratitude for his parents' guidance and influence on his success. Fans eagerly anticipate the release of his memoir.

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Highlights from Chris Weber's memoir "By God's Grace".
00:29
Weber shares his journey, highs and lows in basketball, struggles with infertility, and tributes to influential people.
He reflects on the challenges of writing the book and the self-exploration it entailed.
Weber emphasizes the importance of having a greater purpose beyond personal success and the support he received throughout his life.
Despite early fame in basketball, he stresses the importance of faith and strong relationships in navigating life in the public eye.
The speaker reflects on his upbringing and the opportunities that shaped his life.
05:24
His mother encouraged him to pursue education and friendships, leading him down unexpected paths.
Despite facing challenges like racism and death threats, he credits his community for providing safety and support.
Surrounding oneself with positive influences and distractions is emphasized for overcoming adversities and focusing on personal growth.
Overcoming challenges and racism in Detroit.
07:22
Reflecting on the impact of racism and the fight for independence and equality.
Loneliness and isolation in success, highlighting self-reliance and perseverance.
Emphasizing the value of love and passion in maintaining a positive outlook.
Anecdotes from time at Michigan and standing up for beliefs.
Lack of substance in sports conversations beyond dunks.
11:42
Challenges faced by young athletes and global impact of their actions.
Story of financial struggle resonating with other athletes.
Need for fair compensation for NCAA athletes.
Anticipation of future reckoning and importance of unity among young athletes.
Reflection on Parental Influence
17:01
The speaker expresses gratitude for his parents' guidance and support, emphasizing their impact on his life.
He recalls moments of emotional connection and understanding, highlighting the importance of small gestures and words of wisdom from his parents.
The significance of parental love and guidance in shaping his character and values is emphasized, attributing his strength and success to their influence.
Through personal anecdotes, the speaker conveys deep appreciation and respect for his parents' role in his life.
Chris Weber to release memoir 'By God's Grace' on April 4th.
17:13
Fans eagerly anticipate reading the book and express appreciation towards Chris Weber.