Allow Me to Introduce Myself
SLAM welcomes its newest blogger: Casey Jacobsen.
NBA vet; father; husband; world traveler; tongue twister; teetotaler… Casey Jacobsen is a man of many hats. Casey will be playing with Brose Baskets in Bamberg, Germany for the ’09-10 season, and he’ll be blogging with SLAMonline from across the pond. You may know him as a former high school and college All-American, but we bet you didn’t know this… — Ed.
by Casey Jacobsen
Breaking News: There are a lot of blogs on the internet!
Wikipedia tells me that there are over 112 million blogs in the world, so what would make you read mine? You might be asking what makes me so special…
Here are my stats (let me know if anything catches your eye):
Professional basketball player, currently in Bamberg, Germany
Phoenix Suns (‘02-05), New Orleans Hornets (‘05), Tau Ceramica-Spain (‘06), Bamberg Germany (‘07), Memphis Grizzlies (‘08), ALBA Berlin Germany (‘09).
Stanford University (‘99-02). Yes, I am a proud college drop-out.
Communication (a.k.a. the only major I could pass at Stanford while playing ball and trying to have some sort of personal life).
NBA Career High (Points)
21 vs. the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005.
NBA Career Low (Points)
0, many times.
Place of Birth
Glendora, CA (Los Angeles County)
Married, with two young daughters, and an English bulldog (pictured).
Food I Cannot Live Without
I can roll my tongue in three ways (pictured).
Things I’ve Never Done
Shot a gun, rode a horse, taken drugs, drank alcohol, taken a charge on Shaq, dunked over LeBron James, signed a $88 million extension… I better stop now.
People who update their Facebook profile 10 times a day; people who leave in their Bluetooth earpieces in when they are not talking on the phone; body odor; people who continually ask me questions about a sporting event I am watching while I am watching it; NBA players who complain about money issues… again, I better stop now.
Best Moment of My Life
The births of both of my daughters, Elizabeth and Peyton.
The death of my mother, Rebecca JoAnn Jacobsen, in 2003, 10 days after I was married.
So… now you know everything you need to know in order to make a decision on whether or not you are going to read and follow my blog with SLAM. I want to use this blog to get some things off of my chest. I am going to write about my experiences in Europe this season and in the past, as well as a lot of NBA issues and basketball stories I experience. I hope you will come along with me this year and share your thoughts.
It’s going to be a great year!