Four years before I was on that plane with Hakeem telling me we’re going shopping for cashmere suits together — four years before I was about to go play against Gary Payton — I was on the corner of Maple Ave in Takoma Park, Maryland, selling drugs outside the Chinese joint.
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Joey Lane is back. Now, in Boise for the Buckeyes’ first-round game against South Dakota State on Thursday, the Ohio State guard is documenting OSU’s preparations for its first NCAA tournament appearance in three years.
March Madness descended on New York City last week, with both the ACC and the Big East holding their men’s basketball tournaments at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden, respectively. Photographers from The Players’ Tribune were on the scene at both arenas, capturing everything from Providence’s wild upset of Xavier in the Big East semifinals on Friday night, to Virginia cutting down the nets on Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Olympic ice dancers Alex and Maia Shibutani sat down with The Players’ Tribune to play “the Shibling Game,” a challenge that not only showed how well they know one another, but which also led to some embarrassing revelations.
The Olympics are supposed to be the pinnacle of sport, a place where the world’s best gather every four years to showcase their abilities. It’s a dream most athletes hold close and work tirelessly towards. Last month, during the women’s 2018 Olympic slopestyle final in PyeongChang, I saw another side of the Games. The conditions were dangerous and unfair.
So some of you guys might not know, or have heard, we brought the Lombardi Trophy back to the city of Philadelphia. I, you know, remember some of it. Some of it’s a little blurry. But there’s always going to be those memories that you would never forget — like never.
Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder successfully defended his title against Luis Ortiz with a 10th-round knockout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 3. While the undefeated Wilder was getting ready for his 40th fight, The Players’ Tribune got a behind-the-scenes look at the boxer known as The Bronze Bomber.
Patience. One goal. More coming soon on my road back to the court.
UFC legend Frankie (aka The Answer) Edgar names the five toughest opponents he’s ever faced.
When I was young, I went to Ghana with my family for three weeks. Since then, my understanding of the importance of clean water has grown immensely, and ensuring people have access to it has become a passion of mine.
I just really love to surf. I love everything about it. I’d surf all day, every day if I could, and some of my best memories are the ones I’ve made with my friends down at the beach.
‘We’re a place that is supposed to have open arms for people who want to come here, and make their life better.’