So, everybody knows … all the ‘dad’ stuff. My
mom, she is the least competitive person I’ve ever
met – ever.
We’ll be playing board games … at home and she’s
like: “I don’t care, just let them win.” Meanwhile,
the rest of us are FIGHTING each other trying to
So, I definitely didn’t get … the athletic,
competitive nature from her. And everyone in
Cleveland knows the competitive nature of my
My sister, Casey … played four years at the
University of Dayton.
My sister was always … bigger, stronger and better
than me at everything, even until she left the
She was a senior and I was a freshman in high
school … and I still couldn’t really compete – not
even a hope.
And she didn’t … take it easy on me. She was way
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stronger, way bigger. It was just not fair.
But eventually, once she went off to school … and
I got bigger and healthier and stronger, my little
brother Pete hasn’t won anything to this day –
and neither has she.
Once I got bigger … to this day I’m still the
reigning household champ -- at virtually
Pete is thinking he’s … coming up to take that from
me. He’s got me in height
but nothing else. At no point will he beat me.
My sister’s game … was strictly a post game –
throw it in to her, dribble-dribble hook shot;
good, solid, shot-blocking defense.
My game is kind of like a bridge … between my little
brother and sister – I like to handle, just a little
bit, and I like to play-make, just a little bit, and I
can still put it on the ground in the post a little
And then my little brother, Pete … is not even a
“Nance.” He wants to shoot pull-up jumpers and
threes and handle off the pick-and-roll. I don’t
know where that came from, but he’s the polar
opposite of my sister.