Basketball, Motivational Speaking, Live Performing
Kalani’s unique talent sets him apart from the rest of the people in Hawaii. He is the only one who spins, juggles, and does tricks with up to 7 basketballs. Kalani started playing basketball at the age of ten and since then developed a tremendous passion for the sport. Throughout his life he felt most at peace when he was playing or doing basketball tricks. As a kid he was teased because his basketball tricks was different and out of the ordinary. People use to call him names, bullied him, and told him doing basketball tricks was a waste of time, but he didn’t let that get him down.
He believed that one day his love and joy for basketball would take him to places unimaginable. Two of his biggest accomplishments were graduating with a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and performing on the show, “America’s Got Talent”. Now he goes to schools telling his success story, and shares a message with kids. He explains that his first trick was spinning the ball. By using the word SPIN he sends his message: Strive, Positive, Imagine, and Never give up. Basketball has changed his life and wants to change the kids’ as the basketball did for him.