Tag Archives: basketball

Around the World in 136 Blog Posts – Stop 17: Türkiye

Adana, Turkey was my first stop as a professional basketball player in 2008. The food was delicious, the roads chaotic, the men hot headed (which might have something to do with the chaotic roads), and the women beautiful and undervalued. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti. That’s what my leg felt like when I tried to put pressure on it. Overcooked spaghetti. I knew my knee was fucked but I didn’t know yet that my whole life was about to change. But let’s hit the … Continue reading

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Call it a Comeback?

Last Wednesday night, I participated in an organized game of basketball for the first time since March 30th, 2011. I am back to playing in a professional league but it’s a different kind of professional. I’m not getting paid to … Continue reading

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Discipline and FWPs

I just got back home from a friend’s birthday party, where someone told my girlfriend to try a cupcake. Her answer didn’t surprise me: “No thank you, I don’t eat after a certain time.” Someone said “oh wow, you are … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Bionic Woman

Four weeks from now I will have to part with the parts that helped me walk since last May. It’s been a long road to recovery and although I don’t love having surgery, I am very excited that they will … Continue reading

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My Injury Track Record

Disclaimer: With this post I do not intent to complain about how bad I’ve had it in life. I am blessed beyond measure. This is purely meant to entertain and tell a story of recurring bad luck / bad timing. … Continue reading

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Around the World in 67 Blog Posts – Stop 13: Magyarország

Memory No. 1: Basketball took me to Hungary a few times. Their girls were always a tough team to play. I told you in a previous post that we would usually only see airports, hotels and gyms when traveling with … Continue reading

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