Chat with Chris Herren
Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we'll chat with former local basketball hero and NBA player Chris Herren about his struggles on and off the court as portrayed in the latest ESPN Films project "Unguarded" that airs Tuesday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock tells the story of Herren, the Fall River, Mass. high school basketball stand-out. Herren dropped out of Boston College and landed on Jerry Tarkanian's notorious Fresno State team, where players were likely to be found on both police blotters and All-America lists. Herren failed drug tests at BC and Fresno State, but his talent got him drafted into the NBA, ending up with the Boston Celtics.
After a string of successes and failures, Herren bounced from team to team, country to country. Ultimately, Herren found redemption and personal fulfillment through the game, but only after it led him literally around the world, down a path of alcohol and drug addiction that nearly killed him.
Send your questions now and join Herren Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET!