That's a reasonable question.
I've written for such outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, ESPN.com, Slate, and Playboy. I also founded a website for writers called FlipCollective and started an e-magazine called Cartel. I run a non-profit writers' community in Los Angeles: Writers Blok.
My first book, Can I Keep My Jersey?, was published by Random House in 2007. That book has since sold 40,000 copies; New York magazine said it was "Highbrow-Brilliant." The Chicago Tribune said my second book, Stories I Tell On Dates, was "charming."
SUPPORT. ACCOUNTABILITY. PROGRESS.
Who is this guy?
That first book I mentioned is about my ten-year professional basketball career. Normally, that might be enough to disqualify me as a potential writing coach or editor. (Because many professional athletes are idiots.)
But I was never a normal professional basketball player. I only made it to the NBA because I worked harder than most of my cohort. And I've learned to apply that discipline to writing...and to the writing of others.