When you turn your attention to the Grand Rapids Drive this year, make sure to follow along with Jackson Byam, The 616th Man.
The new team blogger for the D-League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, Jackson is from Grand Rapids and is currently attending the University of Kansas. (Rock Chalk, Jayhawk.) He’s
not a huge man(Spud>616thMan>Muggsy), but is a huge fan whose first jersey was a Toronto Raptors Vince Carter home replica. Stop the Vinsanity! (We already love this dude.)
His plan is to mix his favorite things about Grand Rapids and hoops in a different way than the AP style so many are used to. He knows the D-League inside and out. His witty humor and general inventory of nerd-talent is a welcomed addition to the Beer City market.
Congratulations, Jackson! We look forward to seeing your work this season.