The husband of WNBA star-turned-analyst Rebecca Lobo, he wrote for Sports Illustrated.
He met his future wife when she confronted him in a bar over a mocking column he wrote about the WNBA.
He began as a copywriter for breakfast cereal boxes and later wrote an anthology of sports nicknames.
He had four children with his wife Rebecca Lobo.
He wrote in one essay that he knew he and his wife were perfect for each other because he was ludicrous and she was named-checked in a rap by Ludacris.