Loving sports was never really an option for me. If you were raised in a family that repaints the living room because the yellow walls and the red couches would be reminiscent of USC, you know what I mean. If you were raised in a family that names their eldest son Riley after Pat Riley, their cat Magic after Magic Johnson, their dog Fisher after Derek Fisher, and multiple fish Kobe, you know what I mean. When it came time for me to choose a career, my love of sports (and distaste of most subjects other than English) led me to Sports Journalism. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I absolutely adore the Los Angeles Lakers, and hate the Boston Celtics; I love UCLA and despise USC. I’m working towards making my family proud and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon.