First female athlete with her own Nike shoe. Three Olympic gold medals. First player signed to the WNBA. Three-time WNBA MVP.
From the Archive: Black Voices
Over the years, athletes have turned to The Players’ Tribune to share their stories. Step into the archive as we celebrate Black voices today and every day.
Arguably the most influential basketball player in NBA history looks back on his life, his legacy and his hero, Michael Jordan. This is the real Allen Iverson.
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.
My responsibility to you and your responsibility to me is the same. I will respect your humanity, and you respect mine.
Keep on fighting, Black girls. I see you. I got you.