My name is Damitri Lashawn Franklin, born on March 20, 1984 in Fort Hood Texas which is five minutes from Copperas Cove Texas, a city I have lived in ninety-nine percent of my life. Growing up, I ran in my backyard and my house a lot, lonely watched over by God in the sky. At age 5 my mom put me in city league sports starting with tee-ball. I was a troubled child always talking in elementary school, I couldn't sit still, my mind wasn't focused on anything. Maybe because all I did was run so much. At age 9,10,11 and 12, I played basketball more than soccer, football and baseball in my backyard. Ten percent of the time, I was with friends but the other ninety percent I played sports alone. And until this day, almost 35 years old I'm still fast and great and capable of being the most outstanding player in the NBA (National Basketball Association). I am a child of God and he has love for each and every person in this world yesterday, today, always and forever.