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The Players' Tribune, in collaboration with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, presents Journey of Unexpected Heroes. The mothers of Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers and Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers all overcame obstacles and sacrificed so much to ensure bright futures for their sons — just like Hanin did for her children in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

All Stories
On the Road
On the Road
Markelle FultzOn the Road

Markelle Fultz reflects on his mother’s journey and finds the words to express his endless appreciation for her sacrifice.


On Kobe
On Kobe
Kyle KuzmaOn Kobe

Kyle Kuzma on what it means to be a part of Laker Nation and to follow in Kobe Bryant’s footsteps.


Draft Night
Draft Night
Jayson TatumDraft Night

Jayson Tatum looks back on the night that changed his life forever and his 3-year old dreams came true.