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Hi, my name is…

LeBron James

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First impressions are everything. I really hope I don’t mess this up…

Hi, my name is Jamie (the male kind). I’m 23 (yes, just like Michael Jordan), live in St. Louis, Missouri, and care about a handful of things: basketball (OK, so that doesn’t really constitute a handful but it’s good for now).

I possess a journalism degree that nobody wants to pay me to use and a hairline similar to that of Josh Duhamel (no, it’s not receding). I’ve been against blogging for a long time (I don’t even have a Facebook page), however the creation of this blog isn’t a concession. The general social networking population thinks that just because it types something and posts it online it’s newsworthy. Whereas, I don’t expect anyone to actually read my postings, thus obtaining no amount of worthiness at all.

My blog will never update you on the random disappearance of my Grey’s Anatomy DVDs, my afternoon lunch destination (unless I happen to be dining with David Lee of the Golden State Warriors) or how completely unbelievable my day at the lake was. Instead, I’ll give you my thoughts, comments and analysis on all things basketball, how I see it.

Now, I don’t want to mislead anyone. I’ve never done this before, so let’s try not expect literary greatness or overly insightful commentary just yet. That’s not to say I won’t get there, just give me some time.

Mainly, this is just an outlet for me to practice my writing and create potentially “meaningful” (using the word very loosely here) work samples, so when a possible paycheck-giver asks what I’ve been doing during the multiple years since graduating from college, I can at least say, ‘I tried.’

So pay attention and maybe you’ll learn a few things…like why the NBA should stay locked out or perhaps even what happened to LeBron James’ personality.

— JG