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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.

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Scouting Myself: Elena Delle Donne

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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How I Can Help

In times like these, when injustice has become so common and people are hurting, we have the ability to give voice to those who can’t speak out in the same way.

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Back to Racine

Man, there really isn’t any place like home. Ain’t that the truth?

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Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 17-year-old self: When your Laker dream comes true tomorrow, you need to figure out a way to invest in the future of your family and friends. This sounds simple, and you may think it’s a no-brainer, but take some…

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What I Learned From Red

What's great about the game of basketball is that it doesn’t matter in which era you played or coached, you can still master new techniques.

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My Rookie Year

When I arrived in Houston before my rookie year, I was 22 and I was quiet. Steve Francis was not quiet.

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Scouting Myself: Maya Moore

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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Thank You, Nate

Adonal Foyle writes a letter to Golden State Warriors legend Nate Thurmond, thanking him for being a renaissance man on and off the court.

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Why I'm Going to Be a Walk-On at Kentucky

A lot of people just think my basketball career has been handed to me because of my dad. They see his games at Rupp, but they don’t see that just a few miles away, I’m in front of the hoop…

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Pat Summitt, coach for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers college basketball team, from a 1998 photoshoot for Sports Illustrated for the March 2, 1998 issue, "Eyes of the storm" by Gary Smith. http://www.si.com/vault/issue/702925/114/2

Tennessee Titan

I remember the first technical foul I ever assessed her — and I didn’t give out many. I was the ripe age of 27, refereeing in the ACC, and I thought my career was over before it even started.

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Farewell to the Big Fundamental

Everybody has that one “holy shit” moment, when you realize you are going up against somebody you grew up idolizing.