This is Our Game: Swin Cash
Detroit's Swin Cash
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Q. What is your
motivation when don't feel like working out, running that extra mile, or waking
"The hunger inside. Playing basketball for me was a sense of survival. It was a way of having accomplishments and finding success. Every day that I wake up, I think about the struggles I have gone through to get here and the things I need to do to continue on."
Q. Was there
a time in your life when you thought about giving up the game?
"I never thought about not playing, but as it gets tougher, you question whether or not you will be good enough to succeed at that level, but I always wanted to be the best, so that motivation kicks in and cancels the rest of that stuff out."
What are some other goals you've set for yourselves off the court that you are
interested in or pursuing?
"Acting and a career in entertainment is another one of my goals. I am also focusing on being an entrepreneur. I graduated from Connecticut and ready to get into business, starting my own brand and working with a creative team now and putting it all together. I want to be like Magic someday, who has his hand in lots of ventures. From a business standpoint, he is the man that I am trying to be like. He has given me some great advice and was the one who told me that I can get started now at 25 and don't have to wait."