As the year 2015 comes to a close, we took a moment to look back on our favorite images from an eventful year in sports.
The Players’ Tribune spent 2015 behind the scenes with sports’ biggest stars with the goal of showing fans a side of the game they rarely see.
Please enjoy our 15 favorite images of 2015.
In January, Mets ace Matt Harvey took us on walking tour of New York City. In February, fresh off a World Series championship, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence showed us his offseason routine in San Francisco. In March, Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his intention to retire at the end of the season in an article on The Players’ Tribune. We spent a day with Steve and his family to capture his life outside of basketball. In May, we followed USWNT forward Christen Press for a day in Chicago with her team, the Red Stars, ahead of her training for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In May, we went inside UFC star Chris Weidman’s training for his fight against Vitor Belfort. In May, The Players’ Tribune caught up with the Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi in Manhattan Beach, CA, just down the road from her hometown of Chino. In July, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz gave us a tour of Fenway Park. In June, we followed Willie Cauley-Stein as he trained in Los Angeles for the NBA Draft. In July, we followed Chicago Sky guard Elena Delle Donne as she played in her first WNBA All-Star Game. In August and September, we embedded ourselves with the New York Liberty for their playoff run. We caught them here filming a commercial with director Spike Lee at the famous West 4th Street basketball courts in New York. In August, we caught up with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on the eve of the US Open. In August, we followed Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to Park City, Utah to chronicle his offseason shoulder rehab. In September, we tagged along with Clippers forward Blake Griffin for offseason training. In October, Thunder forward Kevin Durant showed us around Oklahoma City. In November, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement plans in a poem on The Players’ Tribune. We spent a day with Kobe while on the road to play Golden State as he completes his final season.