Mike Wise came to The Post in 2004 from The New York Times, where he primarily covered the NBA for 10 years. Born in Napa, Calif., he grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Fresno State University. His in-depth portraits of the NBA’ s Gilbert Arenas and former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear won the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Best Feature Award in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Mike was also cited by the APSE as one of America’s top five columnists in 2007 and 2010. He lives in the District with his wife, Christina, their son, Oliver, and, yes, Looly the dog. He also played college basketball very badly for Hawaii Pacific.