Milani Malik

NICKNAME:
M&M

I’M FROM:
“Bed-Stuy” Brooklyn

WORK AFFILIATION:
Basketball City, Chain-link basketball clinics, Nike Basketball skills clinic summer 2011, Sports & Arts (SASF), GameSeven, 94by50, Nets Basketball

DEFINING CAREER MOMENT:
Playing as the only woman in the Men’s Professional American Basketball Association (ABA) for the NYC Thunder

I GOT MY START WHEN:
I was 11yrs old playing street ball with the boys.

CAREER ASPIRATIONS:
To have an opportunity to showcase my abilities in the WNBA and become legendary. Also, to travel the world playing in several countries becoming an international star. Furthermore, to own various rec. centers to help teach the game of basketball to the youth. Aside from basketball, any commercial work, movies, sports, modeling etc.

BEFORE IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, I WANT MY LEGACY TO BE:
An inspiration/role model for the youth and people in general. More importantly, a shining beacon of inspiration for young ladies, providing an example that through perseverance and dedication all boundaries can be broken and greats feats can be accomplished.

“GO TO” MOVE ON THE BASKETBALL COURT:
I guess I would have to say step back pull up

MY MOST MEMORABLE BASKETBALL MOMENT EVER WAS:
Playing with one of my Idols, Teresa Witherspoon in a pick up game vs all men at the 92 Y uptown.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH BASKETBALL WHEN:
I first picked up a ball.

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