Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder, on January 8, 2015, in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/The Players Tribune)

My Journey

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.


Pick Up for Peace

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.


Scouting Myself: Harrison Barnes

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…


A Picture of the Olympics

Let me tell you about a picture.


Summer in Sheboygan

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.

Jabari Parker, Chicago, Illinois.

It's Time to Talk About Chicago

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.


Joining the Fight

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.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17:  Channing Frye #9 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after a victory in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE  (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Let’s Enjoy This Wonderful French Toast

One long year changed my life, and my attitude. Forever.


What the (Blank)?: Tamika Catchings

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.


How to Grind Your Way to $2 Million

I wanted to choose guys whose NBA dreams hadn’t yet been fulfilled. Guys who had chips on their shoulder.


This Isn’t Goodbye

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.


Why I'm Coming Back to Phoenix

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.