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Former UCLA Hoopster Found Dead after Posting Chilling Video

Wow!!! We need to help our young people more than ever before. This is a chilling account of former UCLA basketball player, Billy Knight, as he posted a video depicting his sadness, depression, suicidal tendencies, and need for mental health shortly before taking his own life. I know what it’s like to be in these […]

Is The NBRPA Relevant? by James Donaldson

Is the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Relevant? I would like to begin this “exposé” with a few quotes that have been made directly to me, while I served as a Board of Director for the NBRPA. – “I Am Just the Spook Who Sat by the Door”, as stated by current board chair, […]

10 Best Dallas Mavericks Draft Picks of All Time:

In every draft there are hits and misses. The Dallas Mavericks in recent history have been a victim to a lot more misses than hits but that doesn’t mean the franchise doesn’t have a pretty good history of drafting playmakers. If all goes according to their plan, the 2018 draft pick will be added to this list […]

Family of WSU QB Raises Suicide Awareness in Seattle

Saturday would have been WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s 22nd birthday. His mom and brother are traveling across Washington, thanking people who supported them after they lost Tyler and raising awareness about suicide prevention. https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/family-of-wsu-qb-raises-suicide-awareness-in-seattle/281-8140071 Author: Natalie Swaby Published: 9:23 PM PDT May 24, 2018 Updated: 11:27 PM PDT May 24, 2018 For Kym and Kelly Hilinski, Ozzie’s in […]

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 […]