Lightning N Mitchell graduated in 1969 and was drafted into the army ranked private E-1, in his two year duty he ranked as a E-4 Sargent. He had a tryout for the Philadelphia Eagles in the national football league. He has over thirty-five plus years in management, leadership and organization. He created the first ever spring and summer women’s professional basketball league the (WBA) which now through it we have the WNBA. He has published a book called THE VISION which is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, e-book, and Audiobook. He’s working hard now to get the WBA players inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. He has also produced a documentary film SHOOTING STAR which has been accepted as best non-fiction documentary film in many film festivals. Lightning N Mitchell created the (WBA) a women’s professional basketball league to give the American woman a opportunity to stay in their own country to play professional basketball something that man has been doing for decades. The NBA showed great interest in becoming a part of the WBA. David Stern, NBA commissioner turned the (WBA) project over to Val Ackerman. She was introduced to me as the operation of business affairs. I found out later she was also a NBA attorney and assistant commissioner to David Stern the NBA Commissioner which lead to a law suit against her and the NBA. The judge saw the wrong doing and set up a date for mediation for us to work out our differences or he would take it before a jury. The NBA attorneys looked into the Missouri statues of limitations and found my case to be time barred. I was a day late to bring any charges of wrong doing against them. So the judges hand was tied and he had to dismiss this case by the Missouri statute of limitations. So I wrote a book SHOOTING STAR and made a documentary film to tell the true and untold story of the Women’s Basketball Association (WBA).