I AM…

I AM BASKETBALLI am Basketball… a player, a teammate, a coach, an official, a cheerleader, a benchwarmer…

I see life as a game… sometimes I lose and make mistakes — I turn-over the ball, I make a bad shot, I fail to play both sides of the court.  That’s basketball… That’s LIFE!

Make no mistake, I play to WIN! Unlike before I can longer rely on my youth and agility… So I must play with intelligence… I observe him and find weaknesses in his game… I see opportunities to advance and I take it…

I push myself… I challenge my old ways… I rely now solely on my drive and commitment…  I believe more in ME and my experiences and understanding of the GAME…  I have to! No one else can do it for me…

My entire life for as long I can remember has had basketball in it. It defines who I am and how I approach life.  I learned it early from my Dad… He was the one who taught me the game and how to play.  He instilled in me my work ethic on and off the court.  Basketball has given me so much… Beyond the trophies and recognition it has taught me Leadership, Teamwork, Confidence, Humility, Integrity, Loyalty, Passion, and most of all Love…

I am who I am and I know I am not perfect… I am more, I am just beginning… Be my witness…

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