Tag Archive | Basketball

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 […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Basketball Comes to Harlem: On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 3 by Kareem Abdul – Jabbar

Former NBA great, and all time leading scorer in the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, does a masterful job in bringing us the history of one of the greatest basketball teams of all time, The Harlem Rens.  Playing in an era, where Blacks were not allowed to compete nor associate with whites, and were not allowed to […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Mastering Life After Athletics – 10 Tips for at Risk Teens, Athletes, and Aspiring Entrepreneurs by Byron Williams

Byron Williams does a good job in conveying his story to us about his trials and tribulations of trying to reach his dreams of becoming a professional athlete, published author, sports agent and bodyguard even. It’s an interesting story, even though it’s not to “deep”, it’s written well enough for young people, especially will benefit […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success by John Wooden

As a student athlete back in the 70’s when Coach Wooden was at his peak, I had the pleasure to play against Coach Wooden’s teams and watch far across the court as he masterfully coached his teams to excellence. He had such a knack for communicating to his teams what he expected on and off […]