Sidelinestoriez: A Ballplayers Paradise
Welcome to the life and mind of a ball player, Sidelinestoriez was created by real high-level ballplayers to be the best place to go for all the things that people who play and love the game live, think, talk, and care about. We keep you current on all Basketball News, Videos, Highlights, Shoes and Product releases, and the best part is we give you the thoughts of a hooper from the heart of a ball player (our opinion) on it all. Sidelinestoriez is a complete celebration of the lifestyle and culture of the game of basketball. We provide the news and highlights on the court to life off the court from the nicest kids in highschool to your favorite NBA stars. We are a Kobe Bryant turn around fadeaway, basketball’s version of poetry in motion. Sidelinestoriez is an interactive site, so please feel free to write us back and put your two cents in on any and every discussion, consider this your online barbershop with a 24/7 basketball debate.
Byron Strange: Owner
My Love for the game of basketball goes all the way back to a mini rim in the basement of my parents house at the age of three, I can’t remember or imagine life without the game of basketball. Most of my closet friends and a majority of my associates all come from the game of basketball. I make it a point to play or watch basketball at every opportunity, I’ve played organized basketball since the age of six from REC league to middle school to high school, AAU, and College. Now I’ve been reduced to a professional Adult League hooper, who participates in as many leagues as humanly possible while working full time. I graduated in 2006 from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Marketing and 2011 from Ashford University with an MBA in Project Management. This website is my way to contribute and participate in the one thing I’ve loved since I was a young child, we’ll make sure to respect the game and bring info that everyone can enjoy.
Everett Smith: Owner
Basketball is my first love, it’s my passion. I have spent 85% of my life chasing and achieving my goal of playing professional basketball. The dream started on the couch with pops watching Magic Johnson and the “Showtime” Lakers. The way Magic Johnson passed the basketball made me decide, that when I grew up I was going to be a pro ball player. Basketball to me is the definition of Poetry in Motion. The game is not just a battle of athleticism it’s a chess match, a thinking man’s sport, and that’s what I love most about it. I grew up playing for the infamous Atlanta Celtics, a program that has produced NBA superstars like Dwight Howard and Josh Smith. I was 1 of the top 150 high school players in the country before playing NCAA division 1 at Alabama A&M Univ and finishing my collegiate career playing at Dakota St Univ. I graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After college I played professionally in Germany before having my career cut short due to injury. (With a 19.8 career scoring average) The hardest decision I have ever made was to stop playing ball professionally.
No matter what I was going through in life I could always turn to basketball for refuge. I will forever be indebted to the game of basketball, it has kept me out of trouble, given me a college education, and has sent me all over the world. My love and appreciation for that round orange ball is beyond measure. This site is my attempt to give back to the game that has given me so much!
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