Kendall Baker is Founder of Sports Internet, one of the biggest daily sports newsletter. He sends e-mail every weekday morning with sports news from California.

Kendall also worked for The Hustle, Bleacher Raport and ESPN.

Q&A – professional life

What was your first sports job?
Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report

How would you describe yourself in one word?

What is your strongest personal quality?
Work ethic

What do you feel most proud of in your career?
The fact that I pursued a dream/goal and made it happen

One thing you wish you knew when you started your career?
Its a common misconception that sports is an “industry.” Sports is not an industry, but rather a topic/ecosystem that many industries happen to touch.

PC or Mac?

What trend(s) will dominate sports industry in next years?
Media rights, analytics, gambling, player safety

Q&A – personal life

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Sports writer

What’s your favourite book?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Which words do you most overuse?
“Dude” and “literally”

Do you play any sport?
Yes, all of them. If I had to pick one: basketball

Who’s your favourite athlete?
LeBron James

Who would you invite to your dream dinner?
LeBron James, Cal Ripken Jr., Jeff Bezos

What is top of your bucket list?
Attend the Super Bowl

What 3 things would you take with you to a desert island?
The longest book I could find, a picture of my family/friends and a pillow

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