Vertical Pod with Woj: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist visits with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj.

Kidd-Gilchrist discusses his journey from being the top-rated eighth grader in America to the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. He also goes in depth on the loss of his father and a personal battle with stuttering.

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Kidd-Gilchrist also talks about working with Mark Price to correct his shooting form.

0:50: Tearing and then re-tearing his labrum last season.

3:13: Maintaining his work ethic while receiving national attention as a teenager.

5:06: The death of his father and making a name for himself as a player.

7:13: Overcoming stuttering and dealing with the spotlight.

15:35: The impact speech pathologist Meg Shake had on him.

16:49: The pressure and attention that comes with playing for Kentucky.

18:58: The progress of Kidd-Gilchrist’s shooting form and working with Price.

22:52: The increased emphasis on shooting in how the Hornets play.

25:53: His involvement with the National Stuttering Association.

29:41: Why players enjoy playing for coach Steve Clifford.

30:38: Taking advice from Hornets owner Michael Jordan.

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