The Noise the World never Knew

Playing in overseas for 6 weeks without pay is something we don’t want to happen. Lance Allred tells his team that if they don’t pay him then he won’t play the next game and the next thing he knew he was sent out packing.

A 6-11 Center/Forward Lance Allred is 80% deaf but because of his work ethic he was always a good catch on teams be it on overseas or the NBDL. He always wanted to play in the NBA but unfortunately no one tried to get his services stating he doesn’t have an NBA experience… he said “ How was I to get an NBA experience if no one called me up?” But despite of all the failures and trials he has been. He never quits and continues to play hard nose basketball.
NBDL experience
Playing in the NBDL is as hard as nails. Coaches and players are trying their very best and every game counts as scouts and NBA teams are looking for potential prospects. Politics, Back stabs and a lot of pressure surrounds the league but Lance played everything off and continues to play and work doubly hard hoping to get that call from any teams in the NBA. Averaging a double double in almost all his games Lance became an All star while playing in the Idaho Stampedes.
NBA experience
On March 12 while Lance and his family are eating dinner his agent called and told Lance about the good news. After a lot of frustrations and cuts from different summer camps Lance finally made it to the NBA playing on the injury depleted roster of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a 10 day contract what matters is, his doing a hell of a job in his game and everything paid off. Lance will now bang bodies to the physical game in the NBA. He doesn’t have to feel the pressure anymore and try to enjoy the game he truly loves.

We might not see him again in a Cleveland uniform but I know for sure we will see him more in the NBA. Lance Allred is making noise. The noise the world never knew.

 Lance Allred





2 Responses to The Noise the World never Knew

  1. Chris Sullivan says:

    Dear Lance, My son is 15 years old and he lost 90% of his hearing at 18 months old due to meningitus. He loves Basketball and plays and works very hard. He was recently cut from the Freshman basketball team and he believes it’s due to his lack of hearing. Being a college level Basketball player myself, I believe he is good enough to make the team but not the star player so I have told him on countless amount of times that he needs to work twice as hard and out hustle everyone out there. So far he has stepped up and he is planning on trying out again next year. I have coached him before and it can be challenging to coach someone who is hard of hearing especillay when the coach does not sign ASL. Is there any advise you can give him so that it can make it easier for the coaches to not be affraid of taking the risk to add him to the roster. His biggest weakness is being able to communicate on defense. He played football and had a pretty successful season so by the time he went out for the team, the B-Ball coach has only seen him play for a 2 day try-out. Thanks.

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