People think they know how deep this goes. You really have no idea. Everything I am, it goes back to where I’m from.
Baseball had Jackie Robinson. Hockey had Willie O'Ree. Meet the man who broke hockey's color barrier and didn't even know it.
I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game. I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself.
I tell them, “My granny Joanne, she was 5' 10", but with a 6' 2" attitude.”
JaMarcus Russell shares his truth: “It’s my turn to speak on it. If you wanna judge me, then judge me. But at least know where I come from first.”
John Wall shares his story: “I was this close to taking my own life. That’s a hard thing to tell the world. But if you can say one thing about me, it’s that I’ve always been real, and that’s not going to change today.”
Mikaela Shiffrin on losing her dad and the real nature of grief: “Some days, it’s so hard to put one foot in front of the other. That’s grief. That’s being a human.”
Brandi Chastain pens a letter to her younger self: “People will remind you to never look back — always look forward, in positivity and hopefulness.”
Derek Jeter pens a letter to his younger self: “You’re going to live out your wildest dreams. You’ll be a Yankee. A champion. Even a Hall of Famer.”
Tarik Cohen pens a letter to his younger self: “It’s almost like, for you, nothing can just be easy and work out and make everyone happy.”
“It’s 1991, you’re 35-and-a-half years old, you have two bad knees and seven months left on your contract…you’re going to become a professional wrestler.”