Tag: basketball

Were you born to shine in one special way? What makes you really stand out? As I read this prompt on this particular day, I considered several reasons why I might have been born to shine or stand out. For certain, at a height of 6’2″, I stand out in a crowd. People may assume […]

  One day my high school basketball coach asks me if I am left-handed. He probably knows the answer. Although centers are not the greatest of ball-handlers, I think he wonders why I always drop the ball to my left. Most right-handed people don’t start out dribbling on their weakest side. So I explain. I […]

I watch my son’s basketball game, riveted by the pace. They shoot, rebound, shoot, rebound with unmatched determination. Their battles for the ball are fraught with hip-checks and jump-balls without surrender. Banter from the bench is synonymous with high-fives for both sides. Passive-aggression and timidity have no place here. The something-special about these teams is their zeal, […]