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Our November Issue
is HERE!

Our November Issue
is HERE!

"It's always good to share your blessings with others. With me, it was a no-brainer. I'm from Little Rock, Arkansas. If I can help inspire or change just one person’s life each and every year, then I feel like I did my job. I think it's important that I come back and show kids that it's possible...There are a lot of people that look up to me where I’m from, and I just try to give my all to them. "

— Bobby on giving back to his community through his philanthropic initiatives and
The Bobby Portis Foundation.


"I would say, “Yeah (basketball) is a job, but don't worry about the money—especially if you are just starting or are coming from a small school. Just go in and enjoy the game.” Also, I would say to not get complacent. Always reach for higher goals, never get too comfortable, and be prompt."

— Malcolm on pieces of advice he would give to someone who wants to play basketball at the professional level.

The Coaches Corner

"I think that there's really only one, and that's by Maya Angelou. She once said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That's something that I read in a book a long time ago, probably over 15 years ago, and it is the thing that I have built my whole company around—making people feel a certain type of way about themselves. It’s what I pride myself on, and that's what ultimately has helped me get to where I am. "

— Tim on his favorite quote to live by throughout this journey.

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Rhyne Howard

College Basketball Player

"I would say, “Always work on your craft—whether it’s what you're not as good at or what you're already good at. Just work, stay in the gym, and never let anyone tell you that you can't make it somewhere or that you're not going to be good or that you can't achieve your goals. As long as you believe it, regardless of what anybody says, you can achieve anything—especially if you're working for it and are giving it your all.”"

— Rhyne on pieces of advice she would give to someone who wants to play basketball at the collegiate level.

Kai Crutchfield

College Basketball Player

"I would say, “Stay grounded, stay anchored. Don’t give up or let off in any type of way...Pushing through can definitely set you apart. So
just staying faithful and staying grounded are definitely some pieces of advice that I would
give to my younger self."

— Kai on a piece of advice she would
give to her younger self.

NaLyssa Smith

College Basketball Player

"I would say, “You just gotta fall in love with the sport of basketball. You can't expect anything out of it if you're not constantly in the gym or constantly manifesting what you want out of the game of basketball.” You can't just go to sleep, wake up, and everything's in front of you. If you don't fall in love with your craft, and just love everything you're doing there, you're not gonna get the results you want."

— NaLyssa on pieces of advice she would give to someone who wants to play basketball
at the collegiate level.

Sky's the limit,

Keep ballin'.