NBA TV's new series "Toyota's Moving Forward Moments" will explore the lives of NBA players including Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets), Elton Brand (L.A. Clippers), T.J. Ford (Milwaukee Bucks) and rookie Chris Paul (New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets) before they achieved stardom along with the individuals who inspired and encouraged them. Hosted by Andre Aldridge, the show premiered Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. ET.

This half-hour series follows an NBA player returning to his hometown to surprise his mentor and to reminisce about the powerful influence that person had on his life. This reunion presents a unique opportunity to share their stories, experiences and ideals while touring the community in a new Toyota. In a surprising conclusion to each episode, NBA stars will display their appreciation for the community that supported them and the mentor that helped drive them towards their goals. Each mentor will be presented with a gift of the Toyota vehicle showcased during the tour as a sign of appreciation for the vital role that person played in the NBA player's life.

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Part 1
Part 1:
Elton Brand travels back to Peekskill, New York where he is honored by governor George Pataki and shows us where he grew up and started playing basketball.

Part 2
Part 2:
Elton Brand's basketball career, from the J.V. team at Peekskill High School, to college Player of the Year and No. 1 draft pick, to NBA superstar.

Part 3
Part 3:
Whether it be giving him words of encouragement or a ride to the game, Edward "Pete" Peterson was one of the people of Peekskill that supported Elton as a youngster and helped him reach his dream of making it to the NBA. He still supports him by driving hundreds of miles to see Elton play for the Clippers whenever they come East.

Part 4
Part 4:
Elton presents his mentor with a new car.