Inspirational speaker Chris Herren addressed the Royals on Wednesday morning.
Herren, who played in the NBA from 1999-2001, is a former heroine and cocaine addict, who was the subject of an ESPN documentary of his life. He also co-authored a book on his struggles.
According to his website, Herren struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career, but has been drug-free and alcohol-free since Aug. 1, 2008.
“It was just an outstanding story,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.
Herren tweeted a photo of his chat with the team, which you can see here.
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