Jan. 21, 2020

Nickeil Alexander-Walker's mom Nicole Alexander

Nickeil Alexander-Walker's mom Nicole Alexander

In this episode of Court-side Moms Wendy speaks with Nicole Alexander, mother of Canadian-born NBA star Nickeil Alexander-Walker, a first round draft pick in 2019 who plays with the New Orleans Pelicans and the aunt of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander a...


 In this episode of Court-side Moms Wendy speaks with Nicole Alexander, mother of Canadian-born NBA star Nickeil Alexander-Walker, a first round draft pick in 2019 who plays with the New Orleans Pelicans and the aunt of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander a first round draft pick in 2018 who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Many moms can relate to Nickeil’s start in basketball at the age of 2 when his mom bought him his first Fisher-Price Basketball and net. It was the start of a lifelong passion for Nickeil and at a young age, he declared for the draft.   Join us to hear Nicole talk about what it was like for her and her son as she discusses draft night and how hearing her son's name called was the highlight and privilege of her life.  Nicole shares with us stories of the kind young man she's raised and how that kindness has impacted the lives around him.  She also talks about the challenges she’s faced having a son and a nephew that are such public figures and how she's learned to balance the good and the bad of social media.  The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this coming summer is another highlight of the interview and both Wendy and Nicole talk about their sons’ dream to potentially play for Team Canada.  With Canada having the highest number of NBA players of all time and the most ever for a country outside the United States the moms share their thoughts on our shot at the gold medal and the excitement of being a part of it.