Monday, April 25, 2016

The amount of stress basketball has brought me over the years has literally drained me, if it weren't up to me I know my parents would make me play. All I want to do is sleep I hate playing and I use to love it. I hate it because of my parents I know they want me to do good but I just cannot play anymore I am not having fun. I use to love the game, the smell of the rubber of the ball, the feeling of dribbling. Don't get me wrong I do love to play but the entire reason why I don't anymore is because my parents turned it into one big competition. I always had to be better than my cousins and if not I needed to work so much harder to get there. If I wasn't the best or first I wasn't working hard enough. It got so bad that I was failing half of my classes because 'Basketball always comes first'. So even if I did work my butt off I couldn't even play because my grades were so bad. That is exactly why I do not play basketball anymore.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

When I was younger I always loved playing basketball with my dad, and family. I learned so much when I was growing up because of all the teaching my grandpa, father, aunt, and uncles gave me. Basketball is a big part on our family it is what brings us close together. For example, we played basketball after we got into arguments on Easter, because that is how we fix things. My cousins and I are all trained like this basically if we have scores to settle we play. It saves fighting with people so our family gets over our differences. My family is amazing for teaching me everything they know about basketball, without them I would not have made the team or even wanted to play. They found my love for the game when I was a lot younger and Caitlynn and I were playing outside. After my mom passed away my dad always said I would need something to take my mind of the pain, and that was basketball. So when I was old enough he put me on a little league team to play.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Basketball is a good source of confidence. It gives you the idea to believe in yourself, like Kobe Bryant. Only reason he came up in the topic today was because I am so upset that he retired last night. He made sixty points the whole game, and they won. So even though he left at least he went out with a bang, to bad I never got to see him play live. All I have ever wanted was for my dad to take me to a Laker game to see Kobe. My dads gotten to see him, he even has a ball signed by him, he was so lucky. Now my dad has ordered me a signed basketball from Kobe because he felt bad for not getting me tickets to see him in person. I am definitely going to milk this a little bit to get more stuff from Kobe. I am going to have to find a new favorite NBA player now, this might take a while.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Over spring break my boyfriend Mark, our friends Lucas, Connor, Garrett, Chelsea, and myself played basketball at the park. We played two or three nights in a row and we always played as if these were the real deal. Every game we played Mark and I's team had to win, we'd play our butts off in order to get the 'W'. Mark and I are very competitive couple we are always competing against each other about all sorts of stuff. Therefor we had to be on the same team each game because it would have basically been a blood bath because we would both want to win so badly. Although that made it difficult to beat us together as a team, we work really well together. Anyway, Mark and I were making every shot we took, and we had amazing passes, rebounds, and scores. Being able to share the love of basketball with Mark is utterly amazing. We also played a little one on one which was crazy because we ended up tying. Eleven to eleven, which is great because then we equally won together. :)