So I wrote this article about Javaris Crittenton. Basically an editor ask Fox Sports if I wanted to write a piece on him. I had heard some of the stuff that was going on with him; former NBA teammate of Kobe Bryant, college star, and high school all-world player; now a the trail for murder and running drugs. But I didn't know much of the backstory. Turns out he got involved with a gang. It just so happens that the one gang out of all the gangs in the world in which I know people loosely associated with is the Mansfield Crip, because they're based out of the same high school I went to in LA. Which of course is the gang that Crittenton got involved in.
Anyway, after some negotiations I interviewed a member of the gang, and also a lot of people who knew Javaris when he grew up, especially his mentor PJ, who I became quite close to in the process. As much as the article was about Crittenton, it's also about PJ, and others around him. Anyway, read it, I'm quite proud of it.