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Turning the Page After Struggles – 16 Year NBA Vet James Donaldson Wants To Help Young Athletes Shed Mental Health Stigma

Turning the Page: After struggles, 16-year NBA vet James Donaldson wants to help young athletes shed mental health stigma By Special to The Athletic 2  By Art Thiel Prone upon an overmatched bed, 7-foot-2 James Donaldson was affixed with tubes and monitor patches when Lenny Wilkens walked into the room at Swedish Hospital’s intensive care unit. The […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and the Culture of Silence by Bill Moushey

Wow!!! What a fantastic book! This was one of those “can’t put it down” type of books from the opening cover all the way to the end. Author, Bill Moushey, does a fantastic job in giving us the idyllic setting of Happy Valley, PA, setting of the iconic college town of Penn State. As a […]

Come Onboard Our Indiegogo Campaign to Support Young Student Athletes

Greetings, my friends; As most of you surely know, athletics has been a huge part of my life for decades. Being a student-athlete, from high school through college,  and then on to the professional ranks of the NBA, I know the challenges intuitively of what it’s like to be a student-athlete striving toward your dream. Two […]

Get Your Free Copy of Standing Above the Crowd Ebook

Standing above the Crowd is a book that will give you fantastic insights about how to “Stand Above the Crowd “versus “Standing out from the Crowd” ….. all without having to be 7 feet tall like your author James Donaldson. You’ll find in this book that I share a lot of success strategies and how […]

Athletes Playbook Short Take – James Donaldson

Click on James’ Photo for a short video clip. As a young student-athlete, I remember these days so well, because they shape me into the person that I became years after my athletic career was over. The Athlete’s Playbook is a rich platform of resources specially designed for our young student-athletes. Who better to reach back […]

The Athletes Playbook Presents: A Look at Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson and I have been friends and colleagues for a very long time. We were both student-athletes together back on the campus of Washington State University. He and football and me in basketball and we struck up a friendship even back then with common values and a shared vision of how student-athletes can be […]

Why Care? Because We Can…. and Because We Must!

(Originally posted in 2016) Coming on the heels of the tragic events in America this week (Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas), I thought I would share with you a feel good story, to let you know that there’s still some good in this world. I’m not sure why there’s so much hate in this world, […]