In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, Justin Jackson discussed recently proposing to his high school sweetheart (Brooke), reflecting on the national championship, becoming an NBA professional, assisting people with special needs inspired by his sister, leaning on faith as an important aspect of his life, thinking ahead to draft night and much more. NBPA: Congrats on two rings.
In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, De’Aaron Fox discussed how he’s looking to build his brand, planning to fight breast cancer in support of his mother who’s a survivor, learning from fellow Wildcat John Wall and other NBA point guards, enjoying his off-the-court interests (Dragon Ball Z, etc.), thinking ahead to draft night and much more. NBPA:
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
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
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