I Made a Retirement Video

I'm announcing my retirement from the NBA. Staying true to myself, I made this mildly humorous video.

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 14:  Kenyon Martin #6 of the Denver Nuggets is on the court during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on December 14, 2004 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers won 110-102.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

My Side of the Tracks

I was heated when I first tweeted about what I read. Beyond heated, actually.


How Wilson Holloway Lived

Two days before the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, I got the kind of call you never want to get. It was from a friend back home in Oklahoma. “Hey Blake,” she said. “Things aren’t going good with Wilson.” Wilson was…


The Anomaly

I wanted to quit basketball. But then I broke my ankle.


Taking a Chance on the Unknown

I was playing for my dad now. I was playing for his dream of having his son in the NBA.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Denver Nuggets

What Courage Looks Like

In Charlotte, I usually get recognized for being a basketball player. Either that or just a tall guy who still looks a little lost walking around downtown. But Elizabeth knew me first as a cartoon character.


The Secret I Learned From Kobe

There are only a few athletes in any sport who have achieved at such a high level that myths about them mix with the truth.

Bronson Koenig joins members of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests near Bismarck, North Dakota on September 17, 2016.(Photo by Alexandra Hootnick/The Players' Tribune)

What I Found in Standing Rock

I’ve played basketball my whole life, but I’d never played basketball surrounded by police and blockades.


Making a Name for Myself

When my teammates and I are just chilling in the dorms, playing FIFA, Madden or NBA 2K, all we talk about is going to the Dance this March. Honestly, I get chills every time I think about it.

Paul Pierce in The Players' Tribune office on August 9, 2016 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

When I Knew

In this installment of When I Knew, Paul Pierce remembers the moment when he knew the NBA was within reach.

David Robinson

Letter to My Younger Self

You are overboard in deep open water without a PFD (personal floatation device), or at least that’s what your instructor is yelling. Sink or swim, plebe.

during the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on November 15, 2016. (Photo by Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune)

The Champions Classic

From Malik Monk's breakout game to Frank Mason's game-winner, relive all the drama from the 2016 State Farm Champions Classic