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First ever cover of Slam Magazine

Fact: In order to be a good writer you have to enjoy reading.

Fact: Every writer writes based on their inspiration and/or experience.

When I was younger the only thing that I enjoyed reading were sports Magazines. My parents allowed me to express my creativity and I had sports pictures and cut outs all over my wall. I wish I had a picture cause the room my brother and I shared was c-o-v-e-r-e-d with sports pictures. Back then the only sports magazine out was Sports Illustrated but there was something that didn’t allow me to fully connect. Fast forward to 1994 an urban, brash, in-your-face magazine called SLAM came on the scene and I instantly connected with it. The first writer who pulled me into his world of words was Scoop Jackson. This post is inspired by his first article he wrote when he got to ESPN entitled “The Scoop Manifesto” .

Thanks to all those who blazed the path for young writers to write their own manifesto.

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