"I think I may get drafted before I'm even in high school because I'm that good," says Justin, who has even said that he could be the first kid drafted from grade school!
Dr. Phil gives Adrienne some advice on how to get the basketball under control and Justin's attitude in check. "We know for sure
"Yeah, I shoot hoop a lot. I am pretty good, " Justin tells Dr. Phil. "Sometimes I get mad when my mom says, 'No. Go and do your homework.' Sometimes I just go and do it."
"If you practiced school as much as you practice basketball, how
"I think my grades would be good," Justin tells him.
Dr. Phil tells Justin that as he gets older and into high school, he can't play basketball unless he has good grades.
Justin, a huge fan of the Dallas Mavericks, gets a surprise message from two of the team's
In the video message, Steve tells Justin that it is important for him to know what it takes to be a good player. "People in the NBA don't want young kids who don't have any respect for their teachers or their teammates. They're going to always pass over that guy," he says.
Michael reinforces the need for an education. "Because of our success in the classroom, we were able to get recognition to different colleges and NBA teams. So we're living proof that education does count," he tells Justin.
They both remind him that it is important to study and work hard. They wish him good luck.
Dr. Phil asks Justin what he thinks about the video.
"I think I can study hard because sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Sometimes I just don't want to study," Justin tells him.
"Well it's not about whether you want to or not," Dr. Phil responds. "If you've got a great jump shot but you can't add two and
"Yeah, I believe it," Justin answers.
"So what are you going to do?" Dr. Phil wants to know.
"Try to step my grades up. Get a good report card," he says.
Dr. Phil gives Adrienne one last suggestion. "If he doesn't, my advice, is no basketball. I would find every basketball around and take the air out of it," Dr. Phil says. "I would take the hoop down. I would do whatever I had to do. If he did not study, he would not play basketball."
Adrienne agrees and Justin gives a disappointed look.