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Turn Up the Music

After I shake the commissioner’s hand, I’ll be thinking about everybody from Eight Mile Rock who are rooting and cheering for me. I see you guys. I know what type of music you’ll be playing back home tonight. Turn it…

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How I Want You to Remember Me

I was Kevin Ware, the basketball player. Then I was Kevin Ware, the guy who broke his leg. Now I’m working hard to be Kevin Ware, the professional basketball player.

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Draft Days: Skal Labissière (Episode Two)

The hardest part of transitioning from college to the NBA will be the physicality of the game. I'm just going to work hard and do whatever I have to do.

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In a Flash

I met with the team’s executives in a conference room at their facility. The room was full of maybe 10 guys from the front office, all in suits. I walked in wearing a Flash T-shirt.

Pre-Draft media opps at The Players' Tribune on Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/The Players' Tribune

Rookie vs Intern: Jamal Murray

Since it’s NBA Draft Week, I invited a few of the top picks to sit down for a relaxed conversation at the TPT offices in New York City. Up next is Jamal Murray from the University of Kentucky. Let's go.

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Rookie vs. Intern: Brandon Ingram

Since it’s NBA Draft Week, I invited a few of the top picks to sit down for a relaxed conversation at the TPT offices in New York City. Up next is Brandon Ingram from Duke University. Let's go.

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Rookie vs. Intern: Wade Baldwin IV

Since it’s NBA Draft Week, I invited a few of the top picks to sit down for a relaxed conversation at the TPT offices in New York City. Up first is Wade Baldwin IV from Vanderbilt University. Let's go.

Kentucky's Jamal Murray (23) looks up at a shot by a Texas A&M player during an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, March 13, 2016. Kentucky won 82-77 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NBA Job Application: Jamal Murray

Using a format familiar to anyone who has ever applied for a new job, we asked some incoming NBA rookies a few questions so you could get to know them better. This is the NBA Job Application.

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NBA Job Application: Wade Baldwin IV

We asked some incoming NBA rookies a few questions so you could get to know them better. This is the NBA Job Application.

Jan 10, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Caris LeVert (23) dunks in the first half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Letter to NBA GMs

Dear NBA GMs: My name is Caris LeVert. I’m a six-foot-seven point-slash-shooting guard from Pickerington, Ohio, and there are some things that you should know about me.

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet plays defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

NBA Job Application: Fred Van Vleet

Using a format familiar to anyone who has ever applied for a new job, we asked some incoming NBA rookies a few questions so you could get to know them better. This is the NBA Job Application.

NEW YORK - JUNE 26:  The Draftees pose for a group photo with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26, 1996 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Phone Call That Could've Changed the NBA

It was the night before the 1996 NBA draft. The call was meant for Kobe Bryant. But Kobe never got the call.