Former Bucks star Vin Baker highlights Governor's Prayer Breakfast

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Words of inspiration from a former Bucks star highlighted the annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast held Thursday morning in Milwaukee.

The theme was about overcoming struggles. Former Milwaukee Bucks player Vin Baker was the featured speaker and he talked about his struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. He shared his story about how he turned to God and he credits that for his 7-years of sobriety and his return to the Bucks as an assistant coach.

"I just want to be a beacon of light for what God can do if we fall. He has to power to bring us up. As a matter of fact, if you are close to God, Romans 8:28 says all things work for the good for those who love the lord,” said Baker.

Governor Scott Walker says many Wisconsinites are facing similar issues and they can turn their lives around as well, “Since I've been Governor I signed 30 different laws that have overwhelming bi-partisan support knowing that addiction has no boundaries and that there are ways to overcome that and there are people willing to help."

Baker also talked about his book called "God and Starbucks" where he chronicles the highs and lows of his life and career.

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