Roberts' Family World Series Watch Party

Dave Roberts, the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has some ties to Houston, Texas. So when the Houston Astros met the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series in 2017, there was a small percentage of Houstonians wearing the Dodger Blue. Some of them were related to Dave Roberts.

I along with Rhiannon Walker of The Undefeated gathered with some of the Roberts family at a small church north of Houston to watch Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. The game that started on October 29th and ended on October 30th was one of the best I'd ever seen. There were multiple highs and lows for both teams but in the end, the Astros were victorious 13-12 after 10 innings of baseball. Read about it here - https://theundefeated.com/features/dodgers-manager-dave-roberts-biggest-fans-live-in-houston-cheering-him-on-in-the-world-series/ 


Tony Farmer - Lee College Basketball

I worked on a story almost a year ago that never ran. It still probably won't, but who knows. Tony Farmer was a high school basketball star in Cleveland who beat up his girlfriend in an apartment building lobby. He was sentenced to 3 years in jail and became an internet meme when he fainted in court after being sentenced to three years in prison. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ku6vyVoqsA After his release, he made his way to Lee College, a junior college in Baytown, TX, to play basketball. In 2017, he declared for the NBA draft but went undrafted.


Houston Rockets Media Day!

I shot my first media day with the Houston Rockets for ESPN shortly before the season started. The goal was to make the photos look like yearbook pictures. I think I nailed it! Check out the rest here - http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/20983014/nba-school-picture-day


James Harden and Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets

Before the Rockets racked up a 25-4 record, Harden and Paul were doing rooftop photo shoots in Houston. Well, maybe one rooftop photo shoot in Houston for the cover of ESPN the Magazine. I was in the cut for some behind the scenes photos. Check it out.


Houston Astros come home after Hurricane Harvey

The Astros came home from a road trip on September 1, 2017 to a city devastated by Hurricane Harvey. They were scheduled to play a three game series against the Mets with two of those games being played in a single day. ESPN gave me a shout to cover the games and the atmosphere of a post-Harvey crowd at Minute Maid Park. David Fleming wrote about it here - http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20294325/houston-astros-teammates-hold-visit-home-even-back-road


No Excuses League at the Fonde Rec Center

If you know anything about hoops in Houston, you've heard of the legendary Fonde Rec Center near downtown. It's where all of Houston's pro basketball residents have played pick up and/or worked out over the years. Hakeem, Moses Malone, Clyde Drexler, Calvin Murphy and Elvin Hayes have all squeaked their sneakers on this hallowed gym floor. It's also home to a summer pro/am league called the No Excuses League. I showed up a couple of times and took some pictures. It was cool.


4th Annual Kick & Roll Classic

I'm a little late on this...actually very late on this post but the 4th annual Kick & Roll Classic was held again in Austin back in August. The fourth edition was bigger and better than the previous three as this thing continues to grow. Lots of sneakers were rocked, lots of hoops were played and lots of money was raised for the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation, once again. BIG shout to George and LaTashia for putting on this wonderful event. See y'all in Houston!