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Women’s Empowerment Book & Speaking Engagement

By ARI Foundation | December 22, 2020 |
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New Car, New Team, Same “Christmas Mood”

By ARI Foundation | December 4, 2020 |

For as long as I can remember, I’ve ALWAYS looked up to my mother. When my dad couldn’t be there, my mom showed up with a presence so loving, it was as if she brought two strong parents in one body.  One of my fondest childhood memories is how my mom did Christmas. If you’ve ever seen a…

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A Letter To Ari

By ARI Foundation | December 2, 2020 |

December 2, 2020 Dear Ariana, When I dropped you off last Friday, I knew it would be a lil while before I’d see you again. We had an amazing Thanksgiving together, one that was full of love and really embraced your Black roots. We were back home in Gary, IN. With everything going on in…

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Thanksgiving (ARI Feast) 200 Turkey giveaway

By ARI Foundation | November 26, 2020 |
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The Stories We Share

By ARI Foundation | November 6, 2020 |

Becoming a parent rearranges your schedule, your priorities, your whole head. Some of that stuff, well, I guess I was expecting it…I knew I’d be sleeping less, worrying more, changing diapers and baby-proofing my apartment. But I’m gonna let you in on a secret, something they don’t tell ya about: When you have a kid,…

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Pumpkins With Pops

By ARI Foundation | October 31, 2020 |
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Welcoming Lynn’s Angel

By ARI Foundation | October 15, 2020 |

I know that it’s been a tough, sometimes even dark year for all of us. So, I wanted to jump back on here and share a little bit of light. Here’s some news that made my heart soar. Let’s take it back to when I was living in San Francisco, playing for the Golden State…

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You Only Get One Dad

By ARI Foundation | October 2, 2020 |

You know what I love most about October? It’s not the pumpkins or the Halloween candy. It’s not those autumn vibes or that we’re just a month from the Thanksgiving dinner table. What I love most about October is the feeling of change. That change has to include preparation. The leaves change in color, the…

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The Bubble Bursts. Now What?

By ARI Foundation | September 4, 2020 |

What’s goin’ on y’all! As you probably know by now, our 76ers season came to an end last week. I’d be lying if I said it was an easy loss to swallow. I’m endlessly proud of my teammates in Philly, and I can say with certainty that this Orlando experience was historic. As the leading…

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From “The Bubble” With Love

By ARI Foundation | August 7, 2020 |

Let’s be honest… Scientists and health professionals excluded, absolutely none of us saw COVID-19 coming. This virus has disrupted all of our lives, regardless of our race, religion, gender or orientation. It has touched everything. The pandemic feels unprecedented and historical, like living through a horror thriller. We’ve shut down the whole world and reconfigured…

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