Hello once again athletes!!!
I am once again back with yet another post. I’ve really been putting out these posts every few days. This time, I want to talk about what kind of Baller you are. This relates more or less to Basketball, considering it’s all I play now, stopped playing all my other sports to focus on Basketball. I want you to share your history with basketball, your position you play, what style you play, and maybe a favorite moment. Leave your response in the comments section below.
I started playing actual basketball when I was about 4 or 5. I was decent until roughly 3rd-ish grade. I started to actually practice daily and I started to ameliorate. But I could really only shoot the outside shot considering I was short. I averaged something like 23 points primarily because I didn’t like to pass, but that changed later on.
Skipping ahead to let’s say 8th grade. I had developed and inside game to go with my dominant outside game. By then I had started my daily routine, that I kept for 5 years, give or take a day here and there, of 1 hour of basketball before school and 2 hours after on school days and 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening on weekends, breaks, and summer. I had a big house with a big backyard and I bought myself 2 basketball hoops and had a bituminous court with my favorite team’s logo in the middle, the Sonics. I later had it changed to the Thunder when they relocated. I had the NBA 3 point line and the paint exactly the same size as the real measurements. 94×50.
Then skip to sophomore year in high school. I grew about 6 inches over summer and came in at a reasonable 5’11”. I then became a great rebounder, I dominated the other school’s teams and ended with some crazy averages of 29/5/8. I had always been a good defender, jumping passing lanes, anticipating shots, ripping ball handler’s pockets. That translated nicely into roughly 2 steals and 3 blocks per game. I will always remember that year for my best game to date. It was the championship for the league and I went ham on the defense. I dropped 48 points on them in what became a near quad-dub. I still kick myself for missing an easy block at the end of the game that would have given me 10, but nothing I can do now. We won confortably to win the trophy.
My best memory that isn’t a whole game was junior year. We were down by 12 in the 4th, and I had rolled my ankle on an and-one in the 2nd and had sat most of the game. I was itching to get back in then the backup point guard fouled out and the coach decided to put me in. First possession I tried to do a crossover and fell, turning the ball over. My teammates said the crossover was so good, it broke my own ankles (Skills?). Then I realized I couldn’t use speed or dribble moves to get by defenders so I just shot over them. I also kind of cherry picked, I ran down the court and didn’t try for a rebound. We had like 12 seconds left and we were down 2. The coach drew up a play, not for me, but it didn’t pan out and I got the ball and drained a little clock. I came off a screen and launched a 3 right before the buzzer, no replays so I guess I got it off in time, and banked it in. I landed on the bad ankle and fell over.
Second best memory is probably first in-game dunk, but this post is way too long.
That’s it for now. Sorry for the incredibly long post. Comment below if you read it all and also leave your best memory, position, and play style of basketball. Don’t forget to read all of the amazing posts by the Reporters. Have a wonderful day.