A year ago, the Philadelphia 76ers traded away All-Star Jrue Holiday, and their immediate future depended on the 2013 NBA Draft.
Michael Carter-Williams dazzled fans while proving a lot of people wrong about his game and toughness. By the end of the season he walked away with a solid start to his professional career, and he has the hardware to prove it. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, giving Philadelphia a much needed bright spot in the midst of a 19-win season.
I had an opportunity to ask Carter-Williams about his basketball journey from childhood to the present day:
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