From the time I was five, I was a basketball player.
As a kid, it was instructional league and my church’s CYO program. As a teen, it was high school varsity. As a college student, it was a brief intramural league appearance and some pick-up games. Basketball wasn’t the only sport I played—actually, I played three all the way through high school—and it truthfully wasn’t always my favorite, but it was the one that taught me the most.