We couldn’t start the list without recognizing the ultimate Front Line Warrior. Maya exemplifies the process of choosing purpose over playing, and when one values their mission over the game, of course they’re bound to make an impact. In helping free Jonathan Irons by overturning a wrongful conviction, she remains as legendary, off the court, as she is on. Although she’s taken a break from the game, her Jordan vault is keeping a special spot on the list hot.
“I’m in a really good place right now with my life, and I don’t want to change anything”. Basketball has not been foremost in my mind. I’ve been able to rest, and connect with people around me, actually be in their presence after all of these years on the road. And I’ve been able to be there for Jonathan.” — Maya Moore