We have lunch time intramural sports at the high school I work at. I am part of the staff basketball team, and today was our first game. It was my first time playing basketball in MONTHS. Needless to say, I was a tad rusty.
The nice part about the games are that they are half court and 8 minutes long (running clock). This allows me to avoid keeling over and dying.
The highlight for me today was when I made the crowd go "OOOOOOOOOOOOHH!!!" Here's how it went.
I got the ball and took a few dribbles towards the hoop, while a defender was racing towards me. I could see it in his eyes as I got ready to shoot. He was thinking, "I'm going to block this fool's shot!"
So I pulled a Maverick (-What are you doing? -I'm slowing down. -You're going to do what??!! -I'll hit the breaks, he'll fly right by.)
I did a pump fake (pretended to shoot), and the guy jumped, flew by me...I paused, looking at him (for dramatic effect), then calmly nailed the shot. (I put him in the "Popcorn Machine" -RIP Chick)
I won't lie, it was great.
We ended up winning the game. Not a bad way to start off the "season". Here's to more wins than pulled groins or hamstrings.
Where's the Tylenol?