Mind of a Champion
In this special episode of In Depth, Graham Bensinger talks with best-in-class sports figures about the fear, anger and determination that fuels “The Mind of a Champion.” Physical talent can only take an athlete so far. It’s mental fortitude and an obsessive pursuit of perfection that elevates the elite above their competition. The episode features commentary and reflection from Steph Curry, Jerry Rice, Tony Hawk, Dana White, Mario Andretti and Billie Jean King, among others.
Graham Bensinger sits down with the the iconic NBA forward, Charles Barkley, who shares stories of a life-changing run-in with the law as a child, accepting cash from agents while in college and his thoughts on those NCAA regulations today. “Sir Charles” also reflects on highlights from a legendary career, including the ‘92 “Dream Team,” his relationship with Michael Jordan and how the issue behind his infamous “Role Model” commercial is still prevalent today.
Graham sits down with the most accomplished NASCAR driver in racing history, Richard Petty, at his museum and garage in North Carolina. Petty reflects on racing-related tragedies and using those as inspiration to create Victory Junction, a camp serving thousands of children with chronic diseases. “The King” also shares stories of sustaining severe injuries, courting his future wife and eating fried chicken with President Reagan, among other accounts from his historic career.