Dwight Howard Ensures Safety and Hygiene for African Girls, Empowers Atlanta Youth

For many girls living in the developing world, one of life’s most natural occurrences leads to shame, suffering and absence from school for up to five days per month. Menstruation, a monthly occurrence for more than 300 million women and girls around the world, presents a huge challenge in places like Tanzania, where sanitary products are mostly available to women and girls of privilege. Those who






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Dirk the DH: Dirk Nowitzki Hosts Annual Celebrity Baseball Game in Dallas

This past week, Dirk Nowitzki became likely the tallest player on any pro baseball field in the U.S., when he hosted the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game in front of a 10,000-plus, sold-out crowd at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The event has been going on for 16 years, and the Mavericks star has been taking the lead on it for the past six. “It’s been






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Off-Court Report: Mindaugas Kuzminskas Goes Back to School, James Michael McAdoo Hosts Camp in Kenya and More

Every week, the NBPA will recap a recent collection of NBA players’ off-the-court activities. From camps to community work to personal celebrations and much more, we’ll take a look at what players do in their free time to highlight their interests and achievements in different ways. This week, it’s Mindaugas Kuzminskas continuing his studies, players working on youth basketball camps and going on promotional trips to






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Prospect Profiles: Bam Adebayo, OG Anunoby, John Collins, Zach Collins, Josh Jackson, T.J. Leaf, Dennis Smith Jr.

On Wednesday afternoon, the day before the big night, the Grand Hyatt New York was the hub for basketball, as players, fans and media crowded the hotel for pre-NBA draft activities. The rookies met with their business reps and visited different suites in the hotel to meet with their stylists and designers (such as Jhoanna Alba), pick out jewelry for the draft from Jason of Beverly Hills and






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Ball’s in His Court: Lonzo on Building BBB, Guiding His Bros, Making Music and More

Just days before the NBA draft, Lonzo Ball signed an exclusive trading card deal with Panini. And on Thursday night, the company will be creating its first rookie card in real-time at PaniniInstant.com as Ball is drafted by his new team. The 6’6″ point guard prospect has been in command ever since stepping foot at UCLA, where he led the country this past season in assists






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