Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Dunk Contest

It's not a game when it comes to their fame
They try to rise above the masses
While covering their asses
And make the foolish spectators see
A real human being
With raw emotion
Sickening devotion
To once be claimed as the worst
They sit on the bench most nights
Surrender their minutes without a fight
But the more experience they gain
The better they will be when called upon
Practice makes perfect
But a practitioner of the sport knows when enough is enough
The spotlight shines bright on these young stars
Will they soar above the rim
Never wanting to come down again
Maybe land on their feet
And make their next feat prosper

I noticed that I need to update this, so why not when I'm watching sports. I believe this poem could capture the essence of some basketball players. I'm pretty happy that they force basketball players to compete in college before going to the NBA. While coming out of high school as a pro basketball player can be exciting, most are never ready. Now you see many people go to Europe to play basketball right after high school, then try to come into the NBA draft after a couple years. I find it strange that the players might not feel like they can handle school, when that should never be the case. School is very important and basketball taught in the states is much different than Euro League.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. Moving to a new place, unpacking a lot and hoping that everything goes well. I believe it should be pretty exciting, but it will be a lot of work. I hope you enjoy!

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