Conner and Cayden Long were the recipients of the Sports Illustrated Kids 2012 SportsKids of the Year Award, and their story was touching enough that it almost brought NBA superstar LeBron James to tears. Although Cayden has cerebral palsy it hasn’t stopped him from competing in triathlons with his
With the NBA, or almost any professional sports league for that matter, nearly all that we see is what happens on the floor. For an NBA player, who turned pro in their late teens or early twenties, life without basketball has never really existed. All we think about is
Few things are more misunderstood in our society than mental illness. Watch Royce White, a sensitive, 6’8”, talented basketball player, battle his anxiety disorder during the 24 hours leading up to the NBA Draft. It is obvious it is extremely distressing for him. Seeing how White perseveres with the
What Chris Paul did back in high school in Winston-Salem, N.C., when he was grieving over his grandfather’s murder was unbelievably touching. He scored 61 points in his honor — one for each year that the man was alive. As the star point guard and senior class president at
Caron Butler’s troubled past has been documented in a touching feature from Fox Sports Live. The 33 year old Milwaukee Bucks forward grew up in a tough neighbourhood, where drugs and shootings were rife. “I was always nervous, I was always scared,” he said. “just always looking over
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