I’m going to work hard, like Russ and KD taught me to. I can’t wait to play in front of the fans in Orlando.
Chicago has been going through some difficult times, so I wanted to bring people together through Pick Up for Peace. Sure, it’s just basketball, but for us, it means a little bit more. It means unity.
This is Scouting Myself, a new series where professional athletes give elite high school athletes the chance to break down film, run drills and discover what it takes to make it to the next level — straight from the pros…
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I always look forward to the summers in Wisconsin. Sure, winters are tough, but they build character. Come along for a tour of my recent weekend back to the place I grew up.
One night when I was 18, I made my way towards the Walgreens down my block. Before I even got to the store to get some chips and and drink, shots were fired. Another drive by.
I was 36 years old, one of 400 people to have played in the NBA for 12 seasons, an elite athlete. And I had Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.
One long year changed my life, and my attitude. Forever.
Next up in the Rio Olympics Edition of What the (Blank)? is USA Women's Basketball forward Tamika Catchings. Yes, this is her real handwriting.
I wanted to choose guys whose NBA dreams hadn’t yet been fulfilled. Guys who had chips on their shoulder.
I’ll always love Phoenix and New York, how they welcomed me and turned me into the man I am today. Those cities, those people are in my heart forever.
I’ll always remember my first game with the Suns. It told me that Phoenix was home, and I’ve never forgotten about it since then.