Rebuilding The Beast & Unpacking The Mind Of A Champion w/Festus Ezeli EP 271

2015 NBA Champion, former professional NBA player, and founder of Rebuilding The Beast, Festus Ezeli sits with Lance on today’s episode. Hailing from Nigeria, Festus has won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in 2015. Playing college basketball for Vanderbilt before being selected, Festus was the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. In 2017 Festus underwent surgery on his left knee and was ruled out for the entire 2016–17 season 2017. Festus currently runs Rebuilding The Beast and is available on social media.


  • [00:03:57] Festus’ Upbringing In Nigeria and Moving To America
  • [00:12:15] Overcoming Mistakes And Growth
  • [00:16:59] Believing In Yourself and Keeping The Dream Alive
  • [00:31:06] What Makes A Good Coach?
  • [00:36:56] Not Allowing Yourself To Be A Victim


Festus says, “Don’t let a moment of adversity define the rest of your life.”

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● Visit the Rebuilding The Beast website for more information on rebuilding your mind, body, and story. 

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