I grew up in an non-athletic family where my parents were interested in music in literature in education and art.
The Grateful Dead they’re my best friends. Their message of hope peace love teamwork creativity imagination celebration the dance the vision the purpose the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.
I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played the teamwork the sacrifice the commitment the joy the camaraderie the relationship with the fans.
I have nothing but respect for the Lakers. So many of their legends shaped who I am as a person and player.