Kalani started playing basketball at the age of ten and since then developed a tremendous passion for the sport. Throughout his life he felt most at peace when he was playing or doing basketball tricks. As a kid he was teased because his basketball tricks was different and out of the ordinary. School wasn't easy for him as he struggled. People use to call him names, bullied him, and told him doing basketball tricks was a waste of time, but he didn’t let that get him down.
He believed that one day his love and joy for basketball would take him to places unimaginable. Two of his biggest accomplishments were graduating with a BA in Kinesiology, and performing on the show, “America’s Got Talent”. Now he goes to schools telling his success story, and shares a message with kids. He explains that his first trick was spinning a ball. By using the word SPIN he sends his message: Strive, Positive, Imagine, and Never give up on their dreams and to put a spin on their life.
Peddāpuram Length: Approximately 30- 45 minutes
Kalani will include a showcasing of his basketball tricks (see showcase section), and interactive games with the kids. During the interactive games, everyone can participate. Don’t like basketball? Not to worry. The fun, dynamic games are inspired by Kalani’s creative use with the basketball, not the sport. Kalani has made it so everyone can have fun together.