April 4, 2013
This Might be the Greatest Cause to My Life
I think about the greatest moments in my life, there is one that comes to mind that has led me to where I am today and I am going to be thankful for the rest of my life. The day I touched a basketball for the first time might have seemed as a simple meaningless moment then, but looking at the past as of today I realize that it was the key to success in life. I would have never been at this place in this moment, if it wasn’t for basketball. It could have been a worthless thing to do if I didn’t love what I was doing with the ball. But the fact of the matter is that since day one, I fell in love with the sport.
It all started when I was eleven years old and my father was trying me out in all the sports I wanted to see which one I liked the most. Everything was looking good to play football. But the reason that things were looking good was because I had not yet played basketball. My dad is a big time football fan and of course was pushing me to become a football player, and at first I really did like it. But I never loved it. I actually hated some aspects of the game, I hated the tight helmets, and the heavy padding, and the heat of the sun during practice because I had to be outside. But the thing that I absolutely hated the most was that I could not score the ball because I was a lineman. My dad noticed that I really didn’t like it so he got me started on basketball; it was obvious that I was going to be a very tall boy.
That is when my greatest cause was started. Even though I was not very good at basketball throughout my first 7 years, I never gave up and I forced myself to become a good player by practicing hard and making myself a great player to put myself in a great position with a scholarship in hand, and a future bachelor’s degree in most likely 5 years.
That has truly been my cause and effect, me playing basketball had an effect on my...