Kent Bazemore: From Small-Town Kid to Big-Time Student-Athlete Game-Changer

Kent Bazemore was born into a population of only around 250, in Kelford, N.C. And entering his rookie season in 2012, after going undrafted, ESPN ranked him No. 499 out of 500 NBA players. But even with those extremely small odds, the southpaw has become a standout for the playoff-contending Hawks, in the first season of the longest contract in his career. The 27-year-old has also expanded his






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The Center of Culture: Inside Tyson Chandler’s Creative and Global Adventures

Tyson Chandler is one of the NBA’s most creative and cultured players. While he’s traveled across the globe, from backpacking through Europe to going on safari in Africa to enjoying the beach life in Australia, he’s photographed his adventures along the way. Using his Leica camera, the center has also captured his teammates behind the scenes, from the Knicks to his current Suns. In fact, he had






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Devin Booker Breaks Down His Fast Ascension Among the League’s Elite

Earl Watson reveals a communication approach to his Suns coaching: he gets on Devin Booker the most out of any player on the team, wanting to “push him to be great every day, leading him to greatness.” But Watson said the shooting guard has “embraced everything” that comes along with being the Suns’ brightest star. And he’s only 20—the youngest top scorer in the NBA at






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Jeff Green: All Heart

Five years ago today, Jeff Green underwent the longest ordeal in his life: a five-and-a-half-hour surgery to repair an aortic root aneurysm near his heart. Green was fortunate that a routine physical with the Celtics in Dec. 2011 caught the problem, because often it goes undetected until the aneurysm bursts. And once it does, there’s a high risk of immediate death. But Green made a remarkable return






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Isaiah Whitehead: Brooklyn Born, Brooklyn Bred

NEW YORK — “Take your cameras out!” Abraham Lincoln High School athletic director Renan Ebeid said on the mic, with hundreds of local Coney Island residents in the basketball gym after the team’s home-opener win over Boys and Girls High School. A fan like everyone else, the Nets’ first-ever Brooklyn-born player, Isaiah Whitehead, pulled out his cell phone to capture the special moment. A banner for his






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