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Basketball Diaries: Jimmy Whispers
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Long before Jimmy Whispers was crooning over synth hooks, the Chicago native aspired to be the next Pistol Pete Maravich. Highly recruited as an AAU prospect, Jimmy's dreams of making it into the NBA were cut short when his coach revealed to him that it was, in fact, illegal to smoke cigarettes during games. With a difficult choice looming over him, Jimmy eventually chose music. Like many artists who grew up in the golden age of the NBA, basketball continues to have a special place in Jimmy's world. His Summer in Pain zine is flooded with NBA heroes of the 90s. His...