New Breakers import Rakeem Christmas has the ear of one of sporting royalty.

Christmas' partner Jasmine Jordan is the daughter of Michael. Yes, that Michael, arguably the greatest player to ever take the court and one of the biggest names in global sport.

On today's episode of ANZ Sportscene Marc Peard chats with Christmas and fellow American teammate DJ Newbill about their colourful pasts and experiences in New Zealand.

Peard also talks to Kiwi golfer Michael Hendry about the turning point in his career and Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray shares his mantra for being a winner.

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