Malachi’s ‘Have Faith, Dream Big’ Mentality

The Kings rookie swingman, who carries the words “dream big” and “have faith” on his inner biceps, holds grand aspirations.
by Shahbaz Khan
Managing Editor, Digital

No team in the history of the NCAA Tournament had ever reached the Final Four as a No. 10 seed.

Malachi Richardson’s Syracuse team did just that in the spring of 2016, as Richardson, a freshman at the time, led his squad to a 15-point comeback victory over top-seeded Virginia with a 21-point second half.

“People keep saying we shouldn’t be here,” said Richardson following Syracuse’s victory.

Despite two points in the first half, the Kings newest acquisition held true to the words he displays proudly on his inner biceps, “dream big” and “have faith.” caught up with Malachi prior to his third NBA Summer League game to find out what the tattoos represent. “That’s something that has always inspired me and kept me going further and further,” said the Syracuse guard.

“Dreaming big is something I’ve always done and I’m finally able to fulfill a dream,” continued No. 5. On Tuesday afternoon, the shooting guard signed his first NBA contract, cementing yet another dream of his.

As far as what’s on tap for Malachi, he has his sights set on becoming the most complete player he’s able to be.

“Better defender, better offensive player, better scorer, shooter, slasher, everything.

I’m just trying to become a complete player and be able to help out as much as possible.”

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