Q&A with ‘Young Hollywood’: Zach LaVine on His ACL Rehab and Destiny Gaming Experience in LA

Six minutes. That’s how long Zach LaVine played after tearing his left ACL on Feb. 3, while converting a layup. Impressively, he ran up and down the court, grabbing a rebound and dishing out an assist during that post-injury stretch of the game. “I’ve been through injuries,” he told the NBPA. “I didn’t want to come out of the game.” Now, one of the best athletes in the






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Devin and D’Angelo: Inside Their Close Friendship Through Call of Duty, Traveling and Competing

Devin Booker and D’Angelo Russell first met as teenagers at the Nike Elite 100 camp in St. Louis for the top high school players in the country. Now in the NBA, they’re with the same agency (CAA), team up at NBA events (like All-Star Weekend this year) and travel together every offseason (like this past weekend to the popular Coachella music festival). The close friends also have






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Pascal Siakam, Newest Ambassador of ‘Right To Play,’ on His Journey from Cameroon to Canada

Since high school, whenever Pascal Siakam checks into a game, he uses his right hand to bump his left chest four times. Then, a slight pause, until he does it three more times. Representing his Raptors jersey No. 43, the routine first signifies the heart that Siakam has for the most important men in his life (four): his father, Tchamo, who passed away in a car






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Kay Da 5’9″: Detroit-Born Kay Felder’s Experience from 54th Pick to Rookie with the Defending Champs

Kay Felder’s rookie season is everything he could have asked for, even though he’s gone through a whirlwind of assignments. His summer last year started off at one extreme: being a few picks away from going undrafted (he went No. 54). And the end of his summer finished at another: signing a three-year contract with the defending champion Cavaliers. Then this season, he’s been back and forth






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The Missing Links for Kids: Gerald Henderson’s Annual Golf Invitational for Underserved Youth

While at Madison Square Garden last weekend, the NBPA also caught up with Nik Stauskas’ teammate Gerald Henderson, who will be hosting his fourth annual charity golf invitational this summer, teaming up with fellow NBA players and former Duke teammates. For the first time, Henderson will be holding the invitational in his hometown of Philadelphia at Green Valley Country Club, and the July 31 event will






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