I grew up in Chapel Hill, NC loving sports and comic books. My father was a cop in Carrboro (the donut hole of Chapel Hill) and all the players would get their cars washed next to the police station. This is where I met Michael Jordan the first time. As a kid in Chapel Hill, Dean Smith was THE GODFATHER. In fact, my Chapel Hill high school basketball coach and Dean were good friends and we would get access to the UNC locker rooms after games. I would run into him several more times over the years and follow him all the way to Chicago.