Tamika Catchings: ‘Pat, My Leader, Mentor, Hero and Inspiration’

By Tamika Catchings, an WNBA star who wrote the below tribute for her former coach Pat Summitt for SportsBlog.com, a content partner of the NBPA that focuses on first-person stories with pro athletes    I woke up this morning around 4:14a with an eerie sense of loneliness and shook it away long enough to get back to sleep for a few more hours before I needed to






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Tim Hardaway: Experience Wins Big Games, Period

By Tim Hardaway, a former 14-year NBA All-Star whose column below was featured on SportsBlog.com, a content partner of the NBPA that focuses on first-person stories with pro athletes    You can’t just come into the playoffs—or the Finals for that matter—and play like you would in the regular season. There is a lot that goes into the playoff mentality, and it’s not something you can teach. I






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Kenny Anderson: Goodbye, Pops

By Kenny Anderson, a former 14-year NBA veteran whose column below was featured on SportsBlog.com, a content partner of the NBPA that focuses on first-person stories with pro athletes    I knew it was a matter of time before I got the phone call. That call came from my stepbrother on Sunday. My father, Otis William Brown (“Pops” as I called him), passed away at the age of






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In the Paint: Amar’e Stoudemire Extends Passion for Art to Youth Painting Program

By Amar’e Stoudemire, a 14-year NBA veteran and former All-Star whose column below was featured on SportsBlog.com, a content partner of the NBPA that focuses on first-person stories with pro athletes    Just like basketball, for me art is a passion force. I love to be around it, I love to expand my knowledge on it and I love to enhance the careers of emerging artists. Basketball is






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Jason Thompson: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

By Jason Thompson, an eight-year NBA veteran for the Raptors who’s a regular contributor for SportsBlog.com, a content partner of the NBPA that focuses on first-person stories with pro athletes    I’m like a kid in a candy store. To make the playoffs for the first time in eight NBA seasons, let’s just say it’s been a long time coming. Honestly, words can’t describe how I’m feeling






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