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SAVANNAH, Ga. — With the number of issues credit unions continue to face these days, winning against the odds is obtainable.That’s the message shared by Walter Bond, a former Dallas Maverick, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons player in the National Basketball Association. Now a motivational speaker, Bond brought his Southside Chicago brand of wit and life lessons to credit union executives and volunteers at Georgia Credit Union Affiliates’ annual convention.

Bond, who played at the University of Minnesota, said he spent most of his college career on the bench and broke his foot twice during his senior year. Still, he kept his eye on the dream of playing in the NBA despite his college coach telling him he needed to work on dribbling, shooting and rebounding. What helped propel Bond forward was the belief that he could accomplish his goals.“Confidence separates excellent people,” Bond said. “Confidence is arrogance under control. Arrogant people stop growing because they think they have all the answers.”

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