Everybody Is A Star To Somebody

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Kaunas, Lithuania was the location of my first professional basketball job. I was 23. A fellow American named Mike was my roommate for my first few…

The Financial Realities Of Overseas Basketball

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How much money do you/can you make playing basketball overseas? It’s the million dollar (or thousand dollar, or hundred dollar) question about pro basketball that prospective players, fans,…

The Basketball Team Owner Who Tried (And Failed) To Ruin My Career

I wrote about my experience with the Harlem Ambassadors ten years ago on my website. The content is still there, unchanged. Read that after you read…

The Email That Turned Me Into A Monster

I hated the August-October period of every year, starting in 2004 (the year I graduated from Penn State Altoona), with good reasons. This is the…

When I Most Felt Like A Loser

After Lithuania, I was back in Philadelphia, playing the waiting game. If you’ve ever played a pro sport (or plan to in the future), you…

The Basketball Failings That Made Me An Entrepreneur

“This stuff that I’m doing online, with my website and blog and YouTube — this is gonna be something. I don’t know exactly what it’s…

The Only Chance I Had To Make Something Of My Basketball Career

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Scene: My first pro exposure camp. Lake Brantley Athletic Complex, just outside of Orlando. I hadn’t started in our first game, which didn’t mean anything.…

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…

Your Friends And Family Don’t Know Shit About Overseas Basketball

Sometimes I get some form of the following message from a professional or overseas basketball hopeful: I played ________ (levels & leagues played in), and…