2017: What a year!

What a year it’s been. It’s safe to say that I started 2017 at the lowest point I’ve ever been in my life! I’m not being hyperbolic. This year ain’t been no crystal stair. “It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards were torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor – Read more about 2017: What a year![…]

Derrick Rose Taking a Leave of Absence, Unsure of Future in the NBA

NBA star and MVP award winner Derrick Rose has parted ways with the Cleveland Cavaliers and could be leaving his NBA career behind. As ESPN reports, Rose has dealt with a series of injuries in recent years and is currently “seriously re-evaluating” his future in professional basketball. Rose has sat out the last seven games, and is reportedly “frustrated with his Read more about Derrick Rose Taking a Leave of Absence, Unsure of Future in the NBA[…]

Stop Confusing Your Nerves With Having Anxiety

Nothing is more fashionable right now than anxiety disorders. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, I’m not one to downplay the importance of erasing the stigma attached to them. There are still those lucky people with perfectly healthy brains who tend to label those of us with broken ones as crazy or Read more about Stop Confusing Your Nerves With Having Anxiety[…]

Letter to my younger self: Basketball Life & Times

After years of sacrificing blood, sweat and tears, changing high schools every 1.5 years, adjusting to being the new kid again, working to make several basketball teams at new high schools – all for your love of basketball, one day you’ll finally realize your dream of playing college basketball. Basketball will help to keep you Read more about Letter to my younger self: Basketball Life & Times[…]

What A Year Of Trying New Hobbies Has Taught Me About Depression

Nothing was magically cured, but i now have a better handle on how to control seemingly uncontrollable feelings 2011, I hit a tremendous low in my life — one out of which I never expected I’d pull myself. I was 23 at the time and had spent the previous six years feeling depressed, stuck, bored, Read more about What A Year Of Trying New Hobbies Has Taught Me About Depression[…]

How We’ll Remember Kobe: The Ball Player

Hijacking Italian Basketball League warmups as an 11 year old. Destroying a teammate so badly in one-on-one that it nearly caused a riot. Waking up at 5 a.m. to practice while his teammates slept. Rapping The Blueprint in the back of the bus. These are the stories that define Kobe Bryant to those who know him Read more about How We’ll Remember Kobe: The Ball Player[…]