I started my journey covering the Indiana Pacers in quite an unconventional fashion. A fan of the NBA and, more specifically, the Indiana Pacers. Though, my origin is in Ohio. As most everyone does, in 2019, I got my wisdom teeth removed and consequently was given more than an adequate dose of medication. Then, I delivered an emotional rant about Victor Oladipo (fresh off his Quadriceps injury), and my story began. After a few media publications re-posted my video — everyone saw me cry.
So, I started to write for a local website to share my thoughts on games and predict the outcomes for others called PacersTalk. After a few seasons there, contributed to the Fansided publication of the Indiana Pacers, 8points9seconds.com. Here I would spend a few more seasons in that role before taking over the site as a manager of content and the editor of articles published. Now, my focus is providing this publication here on Pacers Press and providing a go-to platform to source your Indiana Pacers content.
This is a home for me to share my thoughts in a new format that allows for more creative freedom. No monthly quotas to meet allow for the quality-driven stories I seek to provide. Everything from player interviews to game breakdowns and analysis can be found here once the season begins. I plan on trying many new writing styles and finding new ways to engage with the people who take the time to read what I have to say.
My life-long fandom of Indiana basketball allows me to combine my love for statistics and the game to bring an informative experience in how I craft my reporting. You can enjoy content without ads and get access to the news before anyone else. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Never miss an update on all things Indiana basketball.
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