Travis knows of the need to mesh the talents of 5 on the court to win bb games,
and I'm guessing the charity work he does is also a group effort, not of just
one person, and he would readily admit to that. That said, it is uplifting to
read of Travis & family's efforts to play on new teams that solve problems
and enhance life for thousands of people. We should all work to be part of such
I'm surprised to see the negative comments about Travis, especially in a Church
news site. He is a local hero and fantastic person and I believe he has done a
wonderful job of representing the community, BYU, and the Church. I've known
him for a long time and I couldn't be more proud. When regular people do
special things they get to sit in the VIP box. Touch as many lives as Travis
has and I'm sure they will find you in a box seat. Why don't we all strive for
that? Thanks, Trav for being an example. I hope your professional life is as
successful as your basketball life. Great article!
Great article about an athlete who gets it. He doesn't come across as holier
than thou, but stands up for what he believes. I hope he'll work to influence
the youth. Congratulations on following your own plan and ignoring those who
I'm a regular guy, went on a mission and have never been able to sit in a VIP
box for a football game. When I knew him at UVU he was one of the most arrogant
people I've ever met.
Normal guys don't have VP boxes for football games. Normal guys sit at home at
watch the game cause they can't afford it. Make sure your photos match up with
your story next time. It will make it more believable.
I took Chemistry with Travis at MVHS. It's crazy that he is wrapping up his
career and I've just started (after years of schooling). It's great to
hear about all the good he has done and the good influence he is on others. Good luck in the future.
Maybe now that he is retired he can get another tattoo.
I always knew Travis was a good Basketball player. I watched him play with my
brother in Jr. High and High School. But his charity work is outstanding and
admirable. Thanks to Dick Harmon for another good read. And to the commenters
that want to ruin the article with pro vs. anti-evolution banter ... take your
garbage elsewhere. Evolution was not the topic of this article. It wasn't even
Travis has come a long way since I knew him in Jr. high. Good for you Travis. I
wish you well in all your endeavors.
Kudos to Travis and his wife. They are a great example of what good people with
money can do when they have a vision. I believe that there are many such
heart-warming stories out there. Thank you for bringing this one to light.
God Created Evolution it is as simple as that. You can believe in God with out
believeing in Organized Religion.You can believe in Evolution and
God and Organnized Religion to what ever Faith Group you wish to belong to. When the Suns Of God look upon the Daughters of Man, and took them to
wife. What do you think happened. However this is about 1 very
talanted white guy with a lot of faith. If he wants to blame his success on his
mission the ley him, good for him.The players on the Top Teams in
Europe are just a quarter Step behind the NBA and some may be ahead. No shame in
playing in Europe anymore the money is good nd the Americans are treated well
because they mean Gate. This Man and his Wife have gone about doing
good. i gather now that his Son is 8 they worked out the Baby Problems. Adopting
the little girl was cool. Jack Pot for her weather she knows it now or not.Most of this happened during my non sports days which still somewhat go
on.However these are good people and I whish them well.
RE: EsquireActually it is inconsistant and problematic, on so many
levels.Don't waste your time rationalizing, we didn't evolve,an Omnipotent, Omniscient, Perfect being would not need to and does not
need to tinker around.
I enjoyed the article and appreciate learning about people giving back. We all
can, and should, do the same. Thanks, Dick, and Travis!
It's such a joy to read an uplifting, inspiring story--thank you! It makes me
wonder once again, what greater things my four sons could have accomplished with
their lives if they had been willing to serve a mission.
Great story. Keep this them rolling. There are so many great people out there.
Keep telling their stories.
Johnson72Stockton? Malone? Regular guys to you? Or two of the best
"regular guys" to ever play basketball? Statistics don't lie.
Basketball is a team sport and not an individual. You know there are 4 other
guys on the court. It takes all 5 plus your bench to win Championships.
Regular guys don't win NBA Championships.
Mr Harmon...mahalo for your article about Travis. What an inspiration Travis is.
If we listen and follow God's voice, we can fulfill our dreams, do God's will,
and have an amazing journey. Thank you, Travis, for being a wonderful
example--you and your wife have done, and will continue to do, amazing things
for people around the world.It makes me wonder what I can do in my
little sphere of influence...
Thank you for this story and thank you Travis Hansen. May God inspire others to
Good article. But a belief in God is not inconsistent with a belief in
Excellent article. You're not afraid to address the topic head on and discuss
what really matters to Travis. His mother was a great person. So is his father
and his brother Landon. I'm sure the others are as well. Wish Travis
all the best in his pursuits.