Basketball…

I have recently rekindled my love affair with basketball…

I have a friend who shared with me last week about his current diet situation. He is wearing this weird appetite suppressant patch and drinking these shake thingys that sound super gross. Anyway, in conversing with another friend a decision was made to get outside and move around more. Our other friend suggested that we all go together and start playing basketball, not the running all around the court, competitive, group game, but just simply shooting and passing and practicing. It then popped into my head that I spent most of my elementary and middle school years doing just that. And I loved it!

My next door neighbor had a hoop. We would get together everyday after school and hang out in his backyard shooting and passing.  It was a time to get away from the nag of chores and hang out without our parents bugging us. We would play rap music(really too loud for the likes of my friend’s parents), talk about school, practice our shots and play HORSE.  This was one of my fondest memories of childhood.

I’m stoked that last week I shot my first swish in 20 + years! I went and played with an NBA Men’s official ball…  My hands can fit! At first it was airball after airball…  Then slowly but surely I started getting my shots back! I also learned that I am ambidexterous and can shoot left handed.  I have a bummed right shoulder and it was suggested that I try with my left.  WOW! I didn’t know I could do that! I then played yesterday with the children of another friend and they taught me a game kind of like hours but it’s called school!  This is a much longer, more competitive version of horse, but fun! We didn’t finish our game and I got sent back to kindergarten twice… oh well!

My intention in re-learning basketball is to be able to do this with our current students and get some extra practice in with the left handed shot. Also I’m stoked to have more fun games to play and be active in the process.  I feel like I’m starting my second childhood…

 

 

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