The Guy Who Dragged Me Into The Weight Room

I’d arrived at Penn State Abington sight unseen, not even knowing who the basketball team coach was. All I knew were three things. I wanted…

The Much-Needed Team Meeting That Never Happened

My sophomore year college basketball club wasn’t a very good team. I take some responsibility for the truth of our bad team. I hadn’t yet…

The Cold World Of Pro Basketball Tryouts And Camps

The first exposure camp I went to, in Orlando, had about 200 players in attendance. A couple hours into the first day, camp organizers read…

“He Went Down In The THIRD!!!”

I’d just moved to Miami. I had been working on my game, of course, but I needed to find where the basketball players were in…

The Boss Threatened Me For Laughing Too Much

Continued from Part 1… We would have sales meeting every morning at PSC. Including me, there were four salespeople, and Gary would call us all…

The Corporate Assholes I Worked With For A Year

I worked at a gym called Philadelphia Sports Clubs (PSC) after returning to the Stated from playing in Mexico and realizing that at age 24,…

45 Minutes North and 25 Minutes South

A couple years after college. I had to get a regular job again, which meant my plans had failed somewhere along the way. After coming…

Guns At The Basketball Court

Philly. Mount Airy, to be exact. Where I come from, there are two guarantees. Every male tries his hand at playing basketball. There isn’t much…

The Worst Branding Idea I Ever Had

As I moved into the business world, an important point for me was that I didn’t want to be pigeonholed as a “basketball guy.” And…