Growing up in L.A. in the 80s, I was spoiled by Magic and the Showtime Lakers at a very young age, and have been an NBA addict ever since. After 20+ years in L.A, I was NYC-bound. I'm a recent MBA and a finance guy. Used to work in banking for a firm whose name rhymes with “Old Can Racks.”

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