Actually I played on a ton of recreational teams as a teenager, but never got good. Wasn't able to bodily channel the kind of focus. Frankly I didn;t even know that was what I was supposed to be doing, yet alone how to do it.
My dad started getting tickets for the Clippers when he moved to LA, in the interest of seeing Jordan live (edit: for cheap, hence Clippers rather than Lakers). Eventually season tickets, and an appreciation for the team.
Growing up I was the one Clipper fan in the class, which was playfully brutal up until Blake Griffin and co started taking shape.
Anyway, nowadays I have virtually no interest in sports, aside from studying how that kind of flow state can take form.