Tim Hardaway Jr. had a basketball routine before he even had a full set of teeth. Three months after NBA great Tim Hardaway had Junior in 1992, while he was playing for the Warriors, he would regularly take him to the practice center when he was still sucking a bottle. As Hardaway remembers it, crying turned to calmness when his infant son heard the sound of a bouncing ball.
For Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, a Rookie of the Year candidate who will be competing in the playoffs, it took only one rule and a trip to Ghana during his adolescence to figure out his life’s purpose beyond basketball: utilizing his education in public policy by assisting countries most in need. While he didn’t know it then, his quest for figuring out what he wanted to do
As the playoffs begin, players’ new habits will come to light—from musical tastes to mental approaches. In some cases, a particular pair of shoes or certain style will be desired—even a good-luck charm. The NBPA turned to two veterans and two rookies who will be competing in the postseason—Amir Johnson (Celtics) and Andre Roberson (Thunder), and Malcolm Brogdon (Bucks) and Denzel Valentine (Bulls), respectively—to answer a fun
The NBA is all about personality—from the style and sneakers to the hairstyles and handshakes to the up-and-unders and uniform accessories. While those are visible with the players themselves, there’s another personable quality that’s only seen through words: personal hashtags that they use to identify themselves with and inspire others on their social media feeds. “You do it because people want to join it, people always
After the Knicks-Raptors game on Sunday, the colors of green and yellow took over the 102 section at Madison Square Garden in the usual territory of blue and orange. Thirty-two kids (and their parents) from Lithuanian Saturday day schools in Long Island, New York City and New Jersey had attended the game and were awaiting the arrival of their fellow countrymen, Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Raptors center