They motivate us to think big and dream even bigger.
We all face adversity. It's how we show up in those difficult moments that matters.
5× NBA All-Star (2015–2019)
3× NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2015, 2016)
WHAT WE LOVEDespite being hit with plenty of challenges over the course of his career, none hit harder than the two consecutive injuries that kept Klay sidelined for an unprecedented 941 days. No one thought he'd make it back to the highest level of play—but he did. When he returned to the court in January '22, he launched "The 941 Project" to commemorate that career setbacks happen, anything can be overcome with hard work and perseverance.
"Everyone deserves the chance to realize their dream. Being a hard worker, persevering, and being a great team player is what it should come down to. I'm proud to be a part of Crosschq's mission."
5x Platinum Glove Award Winner (2017-2021)
4x Silver Slugger Award (2015-2019)
3x Wilson Defensive Player of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017)
WHAT WE LOVE
Nolan epitomizes what it means to outwork and out hustle your opponents. He's known to practice intensely at high frequencies—putting in extra work during both offseason and also fielding a few thousand extra grounders in the regular season as well. He is the only infielder ever to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in each of his first nine MLB seasons. A testament to his work ethic both on and off the field.
2× California Mr. Basketball (2012, 2013)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2013)
WHAT WE LOVEHailing from a family rich in athletic achievement, Aaron always knew he'd follow suit and play professionally—but he didn't realize he'd be the youngest to do it at the time. At just 19 years old he went pro and was the youngest player in the NBA at the time. He admits that being the young gun had its challenges, but he credits all his success to the three lessons taught to him by the game itself: leadership, how to be compassionate, empathetic, and to never quit.
Second Team All-Pro (2020)
Pro Bowl (2020)
WHAT WE LOVE
Following a neck injury sustained while playing at Ole Miss—DK entered the 2019 NFL Draft clouded with uncertainty. Many teams passed on him but he knew when his number was called that he'd prove them all wrong. 63 picks later, DK was called up and he's been on fire ever since. ESPN's David Fleming acknowledged that "it's a hard thing to process, being rejected 63 times in a row, most of it captured on live TV, by the thing you love more than anything else in the world. But the first step in Metcalf's whirlwind transformation was how quickly he was able to accept just how fortuitous a fall it was."
3x PGA Tour Winner (2019, 2020)
3× Master's Player
WHAT WE LOVEOne of only four Black golfers on the PGA tour—Cameron is doing his part to create pathways for more Black players. While his feats on the course are impressive, his feats off the course are admittedly more so. His foundation has created and sponsored the first ever national junior golf event that features only girls and boys of color. He reps the logo (and provides a donation to) a Black owned business at every tournament he plays in.
All NBA Team (2017)
NBA Community Assist Award (2017)
WHAT WE LOVE
No one knows perseverance and triumph quite like Isaiah. Picked dead last in the NBA Draft—he toiled in obscurity on the lousy Kings and Suns teams for the first four years of his career, before being dealt to the Celtics in 2015. There he exploded, being named to back-to-back NBA All-Star teams in 2016 and 2017, finishing 5th in MVP voting, and memorably playing through the heartbreaking death of his sister during the Celtics’ playoff run. His career has been a roller coaster but his grit and grace has shined through every step of the way.
NBA Champion (2021)
3× NBA All-Star (2019, 2020, 2022)
Second-team All-Big 12 (2011)