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Charlie Villanueva #BelieveInCharlie
July 29

Crossroads Webisode Week #4: Waiting Game [ VIDEO ]


It has been said, "Patience is a virtue." When we learn to accept what is, and embrace life in each present moment, our impatience often falls away. The fight continues and the work doesn't stop. This past week was a long week. Got the chance to go back to Detroit, Michigan, which I still call my home, behind NYC of course. Despite the circumstances, I have a lot of love for Detroit. One of the main reasons I travel back to Michigan is because of my boxing trainer Al at Shut Up & Box in Royal Oak. He has taken my performance to another level and that's worth coming back for. Also, spent some good time with my man Darrick Martin at St. John University (Queens, NY).

At this point, I feel like no part of me wants to stop grinding. I need to stay active, stay prepared. My workouts are what keeps me grounded. This waiting game can get me a little anxious, but I have no worries. God has a plan. I just need to stay ready. I hope you enjoy this week's Webisode #4 "Waiting Game."

Big shouts to my guy Gerald Brown and the rest of the crew at The Bottom Line Sports Show (Sirius XM NBA Radio Channel 217). I had a blast talking to those guys during the live radio interview.

By the way guys, this Nico & Vinz track "Am I Wrong".... that's my jam, love that song!


Thanks,

Charlie Villanueva
#believeincharlie #creoencharlie
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July 22

Crossroads Webisode Week #3: Home [ VIDEO ]

Another week passes by.... week #3. I was happy to be back home in New York City. Spent some good quality time with my familia. Shouts to my little cousin Bryant who I take under my wing. He's a good kid, helps me out a lot. Got a chance to catch a Pro-Am game at Baruch College. For those of you that may not know, Pro-Am is a Summer League that takes place in NYC annually. It's where the best of the best get together and compete during the off-season. You'll always catch active and former NBA guys there, plus legit overseas experienced players. It's sponsored by Nike and I think now it's actually called the Nike Pro City League. I've had my share of runs there before. Always great to come back and reconnect.

One would think my patience would have gotten the best of me during this point in time, but I'm keeping myself poised and dedicated to the gym. I'm going to continue to fight. I feel like I have something to prove, not to the fans, but to myself, and the love that I have for this game. Timing is everything and everything happens for a reason. Hope you enjoy this week's Webisode.

Always thankful,

Charlie Villanueva
#believeincharlie #creoencharlie 

PS. Shouts my now nutritionist Lisa Goldberg, looking forward in working with you. I'm ready!

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July 15

Crossroads Webisode Week #2: The Domino Effect [ VIDEO ]


First off, let me begin by apologizing for the late post. We had a glitch in the system, more like an operator error, SMH. The post was suppose to go up 7:30pm ET, but it went live 10:30pm PT (West Coast). But nonetheless, I'm happy to share Webisode #2 of the new online reality series "Crossroads" on Sportsblog.com. This week I had to earned some good workouts - from boxing to basketball. And I didn't let the traveling slow me down. I was in 3 different cities this week: Orlando, Miami, and now I'm in New York. I should be in NYC all this week coming up, putting the work again hard in the gym lab. Timing and patience plays a critical role in my current stage, but hard work doesn't stop.

"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

Thanks,

Charlie Villanueva
#believeincharlie #creoencharlie 
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July 8

Crossroads Webisode Week #1: Free Agency Begins [ VIDEO ]

This has been an exciting yet interesting first week in Free Agency for me. I have mix emotions. The nerves get to me at times, but it's more of me being anxious. It's only the first week and patience will play a big role here. I love this game and I value the peace of mind of knowing the direction I'm heading, so I must await and go through the motions. I hope you guys enjoy this first official webisode of "Crossroads". This platform gives me a great opportunity to share, somewhat, my experience in this journey. I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you to the team behind the production. Great job, especially considering we're using Samsung phone here lol. Feel free to share your feedback below.

Thanks,

Charlie Villanueva
#believeincharlie #creoencharlie 
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July 3

WATCH: "Crossroads" featuring NBA Charlie Villanueva Webisode Series (Official Trailer)

I'm really excited to be sharing this video trailer with you. The Crossroads webisode series show will be aired exclusively on SportsBlog.com, starting this Tuesday, and ever Tuesday thereafter at 7:30pm ET. The show will not only capture some interesting occasions during this free agency period, but it will give you, the fans, an opportunity to see the player's vision - what we deal with, our emotions, our desires, our commitment. It can be a little nerve-wracking, especially for me.... I don't know what's next. I don't know what the future holds. I just have to believe in myself, believe in my team, and hope the right team gives me the right opportunity to do what I know I can do. I have a lot of basketball still left. I'm young and I'm feeling 110% healthy again, which I'm truly thankful for. I'm hyped! Let's rock-and-roll guys! I hope you enjoy what's to come. And just to let you know how real this is going to be.... this is a show that will be recorded by my own brothers, my own team circle, on their personal Samsung mobile phones. This isn't some scripted or a big fancy production team in the works. This is real people and real moments in life. I want to be raw and give you a taste of my journey to redeem Charlie Villanueva.

Thank you,

Charlie Villanueva
#believeincharlie #creoencharlie 
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July 1

NBA Free Agency Officially Begins

The bell for NBA free-agency has rung and today I have officially become a free agent. But what does that mean? What does it mean to me? What does it mean to my family? What does it mean to you the fans? Though I cannot predict the future, I can predict the work and effort I put in today. And my drive to overcome will result in success. I promise you that. I've been in the gym since the day the NBA season ended. No time can be wasted. This is a critical period in my career that can break or make me. I feel I have a point to prove. Rejuvenate my life and direction. My last couple of years with the Detroit Pistons has not panned out to my expectations. The situation got worst by the year. I don't blame the fans for their frustration in me and my team. But don't give up on me just yet. I'm now a free agent. I can sit here today and look forward towards a brighter future, a next step. This future is determined by the hard work I'm committed to deliver today. Believe in me. 

Stay tuned, stay connected with me. This is my NEW blog on SportsBlog.com. I will provide you with frequent posting sharing my experience. A weekly webisode is in the works. This is my NEW website, which is now live at: charlievillanueva.com. This is my NEW social media presence: @CVBelieve (Twitter & Instagram). The next journey has begun. Follow this hashtag #BELIEVEINCHARLIE and witness transformation.

Thank you so much to those who've always shown me continuing support. I appreciate the love.

Gracias, 

Charlie Villanueva

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