Rockets forward Walt Williams
"I write 4 U pops 43-92 on my shoes because those were the years my father, Walter Sr., was born and died. I also write 40 on the back of my shoes, because that's my teammate Shandon Anderson's number, and his mother passed away during preseason. My father was my biggest supporter. I remember times when I played at Crossland High in Maryland, I would look over in the stands at him and it would bring a big smile to his face. He was also my toughest critic. Even now I feel like he's out there with me, and I miss him a lot."