Kevin Cottrell Jr., is a long-time NBA practitioner, writer and author of 'Ball Don't Lie'. Since 2008, he's covered all 94 feet of action with his start at NBA Digital as the lead researcher. After gaining an immense understanding for the past, present and future in basketball, he became a freelance writer to the likes of NBA.com and ESPNW.com. A prominent fixture around the Association, he was entrusted to serve as an editor to Chris Webber's biography, "By God's Grace." Prior to covering the hardwood, Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media from Clark Atlanta University and a Master's of Science in Sports Management from Drexel University. Off the court Kevin can be found doing his best to make amazing happen as an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, CAU. The Chicago native currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Candice and daughter Kennedy.