February 24, 2012
some of my personal bests are: 37 straight free throws during practise, 5 three-pointers at an actual game and 8 three-pointers during a pick-up game – now i’m lucky if i can make a shot. despite being short i liked being underestimated by opponents, i enjoyed playing defense as a forward, and looked forward to playing against much taller players for the challenge. i was decent at passing the rock and could play good defense when i wanted to. i’m not very fast nor do i jump high – as a point guard i used mainly my head. i wasn’t talented so i used my determination instead – i biked a few Ks just to practise. i used to play hoops to destress and sometimes when i had bouts of insomnia. everthing made sense on the court. it’s not so much the physicality i miss but the creative things i used to be able to do with the ball like the not necessarily behind the back pass. i wonder if i’ll be able to play basketball that way again.