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 […]

National Basketball Retired Players Association – NBRPA – Legends of Basketball

I want to take a moment, to thank all of the members of the NBRPA for re-electing me to serve another term as one of your Board of Directors. It is indeed a pleasure, and I really enjoyed my previous term on the board, constantly working on your behalf to make our association the best […]

The Athletes Playbook: Athletes Helping Athletes

The Athletes Playbook: Athletes Helping Athletes

We are a community of former professional athletes empowering student athletes and parents to design their playbook for success in sports and life

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S by H. Samy Alim

This was an interesting book, to say the least. The authors, throughout the book, are trying to connect a “professional speaker” like former President Barack Obama, who, because he is an African-American, that white America actually enjoyed listening to, the authors spend the majority of the book making the comparisons between Barack Obama, and others […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Why Tolerate Religion? By Brian Leiter

For once in my many years of doing book reviews, I have to admit that “I didn’t get this book” and the overall meaning it was attempting to convey to me. It seemed to ramble on and on, about a lot of vague notions, and in reading the publisher’s summary, I can see that the […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

This was a wonderful book, and a great way to look at life, and learn to take it in stride, and also as the title states, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, It’s All Small Stuff”. Oh, if only we can keep that in mind as we continue down our journey called life. How many times […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone

Ten years ago the idea of getting into a stranger’s car or walking into a stranger’s home would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it’s as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we […]