Community Event: Joe “The Trick Star” Odhiambo


Wednesday, March 6, 1:30pm at Creede School

By popular demand, Joe “The Trick Star” Odhiambo has brought his award winning show back to the roster at The Bureau of Lectures! For those of you that have been fortunate enough to witness one of Joe’s assembly programs you know how unique an experience his programs are. Joe Odhiambo does not just tell his audience that they will succeed if they work hard, he shows them through physical examples.

Joe has been an:

  • 6 time NBA All-Star Game Performer
  • Former Phoenix Suns and Mercury full time entertainer
  • Labeled the “World’s Greatest Basketball Dribbler”
  • 12-time Guinness World Record Holder for dribbling and spinning basketballs

Joe is originally from Kenya in East Africa. His humble upbringing taught him the drive and work ethic which has allowed him to become the best in his class. Odhiambo now communicates these tough life lessons and experiences to his audience. He strongly believes that even though we start the race in different places, at the end of the day, what you put in is what you will get back.
Through his incredible basketball skills, tons of student interaction, and even more resonant message, Joe will show your students that all people can succeed in life through these five attributes Joe believes in:

  • Faith in Yourself: Believing in one’s ability regardless of what others say.
  • Persistence: Ability to endure hardship, keep working hard until you attain your goals.
  • Patience: Working long hard hours because you understand what it takes to succeed through practice.
  • Working Hard. Understanding that there is no short-cut to anywhere worth going.
  • Responsibility: Follow through with what needs to be done to get the job done