Tag Archive | Basketball

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 […]

The Athletes Playbook – Messages from Former Professional Athletes

One of the things that The Athletes Playbook will do on a continual basis, is to put positive messages out there to our young student athletes, from former professional athletes, about what it’s like to be a student athlete, staying positive, working hard to reach your goals,, and, excelling in school as well. Take a […]

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 […]

Introducing The Athletes Playbook

Here I am with Shaquille O’Neal at an NBA function. Shaq is a great example of “life after the game” for the retired athletes. It’s great to see. I’ll be working with quite a few former professional athletes with something new that I’m getting underway. The Athletes Playbook http://www.athletesplaybook.com/ (Launching the summer of 2017!) We’ll be […]

James Donaldson Interview with NetEase in Beijing China – Pt. 1

Click Here or on Photo To See Video This issue guest A-Talk English interview guest is former NBA star Mr. James Donaldson from the United States, he competed for the NBA championship year after year, and many times, competing with the best players like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and other top NBA stars in history. […]

James Donaldson’s Brand New Ebook – Basketball A-Z: What It Takes To Make It From AAU to the Pros by James Donaldson

I wanted to take a moment, to announce the release of my brand-new e-book that I just completed, titled, Basketball A – Z: What It Takes to Make It from AAU to the Pros. I know that I typically do not write about basketball and sports, but I wanted to collect a lot of my […]

James Donaldson on Standing Above the Crowd, Small Business Entrepreneurship, NBA, and Being the Best You Can Be

I came across this video recently, which I remember making, but it’s the first time that I’ve seen it. In the video, I’m talking about my book, Standing Above the Crowd, my first ever NBA game, doing away with negativity, surrounding yourself with positive people and so much more. A little bit of something for […]