Alex Owumi, a U.S. Basketball player took a contract that would get him out of a bad situation.
Little did he know, it was just going to put him into a much worse one.
Alex was playing for the Benghazi Basketball team in Libya when the Arab Spring occurred.
When the world turned into a warzone outside of his penthouse apartment.
Today he joins us to tell the story of how he, unknowingly, came to be playing for a team owned by Qaddafi, his attempts to motivate the team, and the horrors of being trapped in the middle of a revolution with no end in sight.
This is part one of a two-part interview. Make sure to check back tomorrow to hear the conclusion of Alex’s story.
In This Episode:
- How Alex ended up playing for Libya.
- Christmas from far away.
- The hostile working environment in Libya.
- Leading up to the Arab Spring.
- A beautiful city descending into a warzone.
- What happens when you’re trapped in an apartment for over 2 weeks.
- His experience being on the verge of suicide.
- and much more!
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- Qaddafi’s Point Guard: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya’s Civil War
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