Born in Birmingham AL, I moved to Berkeley, CA in 1968. Yeah - that was one hell of a transition. Luckily for me, I was 4 years old and it just seemed like a long drive to me. After Berkeley High, I moved to LA and attended UCLA, where I met my wife. I've spent more time on either a basketball court or a tennis court than just about anything else in my life, except for sleep and work. I love to read and write, and I crave good sports writing, but there's not much to be found.