The Unstoppable Drive of Chris Wright

A melding of science and sports, this is the feel-good story of the first NBA player with multiple sclerosis:

Lying immobile and alone, 5,000 miles from everyone he loved, Wright was terrified, unsure of what was happening to his body. He didn’t know if he’d ever walk again, let alone hold a basketball.

Overnight, his livelihood and identity had been ripped away. He’d soon be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and doctor after doctor would tell him his career was over. Wright had every reason to turn bitter, but he refused. As he stands here now, a decade later, he remembers the decision he made then, and the resolve he found: He wouldn’t retire, he would relearn how to walk and run, and he’d damn sure play basketball again.

Source: ESPN
Published: Mar 30, 2022
Length: 10 minutes (2,700 words)

Hall of Fame-Bound Tamika Catchings and Our Conversation That Affirmed Everything

“She weaponized her hearing loss on and off the court, defied its desire to define her.”

Source: ESPN
Published: May 15, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,431 words)