High school coach Brady Hammond believes basketball is the best sport in the world. With its numerous athletic demands, intricate cognitive tactics, and precious life lessons, basketball has been a huge part of his life since he was a child and is a tremendous reason he’s grown to be the educator he is today.
Despite his love for the game, however, perhaps the biggest lesson he’s learned is that basketball in itself cannot completely fulfill his desire for true meaning and purpose. In fact, he eventually comes to the realization that any passion we hold will ultimately fail to meet our expectations if we don’t have them in the right perspective.
In Heaven on the Hardwood, Hammond takes you on his journey from when he was a child who dreams of becoming an NBA superstar to a young man who earns a varsity head coaching job right out of college. Along the way, you’ll get to experience his most significant triumphs, his most difficult challenges, and his most exasperating disappointments, and how they’ve all helped him discover how to use his passions in the way they were meant to be used: for eternal significance.