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The Prodigal Something
I only got to play two-on-two today. But the fact that I got to shoot and dribble a lot more than I do in our full-court games meant that I could get a better sense of how my game is going mentally and physically. I still suffer from a fear of having my shot blocked that leads me to take more difficult shots than are necessary. And my right knee still struggles with moves that require pivoting. There was a ten-minute stretch today, however, where I felt like a much better player than I have been in years. I made a bunch of shots between ten and fifteen feet that I'd set up by driving to the hoop earlier. I had a nice half hook from the right baseline. And then, to top it all off, I dribbled in a few feet left of the paint and, using the rim to protect the ball, spun in a tight reverse layup on the right side of the basket. The ball rapidly circled the rim a few times before going in, like water headed down the drain. It reminded me of when I used to practice reverse layups in the cold as a teenager in Maryland, though I shot them much more loosely, with lots of space between myself and the rim, back then. When the shot dropped, I gave an aggressive shout of glee, something I rarely do when playing sports. It felt good. If my knees hold up, maybe I can make that kind of basket more often.

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From: babyiwasshot Date: December 16th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
From: babyiwasshot Date: December 16th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


This was posted for purposes of entertainment rather than mockery. In other words, I'm not asserting that you resemble the individuals depicted in this clip so much as I'm "saying" recreational basketball would be humorous if such characters actually played pick-up games.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 16th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I've seen this before, but am delighted to see it again. It's hilarious. I love that Jim Carrey.
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