Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Basketball Game That Never Happened

Thanks for the post from Kirk Wood

I had an interesting experience the other night. The night began like any other night prior playing in my basketball league. I ate dinner at home, set my home security alarm from, got in my car and listened to music, and arrived at the gym expecting to play a great game. But that night was different. The other team didn’t show up. At first, the guys on our team were not happy about this. But we came up with a solution, which was to play 31. This is a longer version of 21. It’s every man for themselves. Each basket counts as two points and three-pointers are obviously three points. Once you make a basket, you shoot three foul shots. If you make all three foul shots, you have the ball again. You have to end exactly on 31. Otherwise, you go back to 15. And to make it even more interesting, we made it so that you had to hit a three-pointer at the end. Otherwise, you went back to 15. The game was a lot of fun. Dare I say it, but it was even more fun than playing in a league game. At an extremely high risk of sounding corny and cliché, we had lemons and turned it into lemonade. That is how the saying goes, right? Regardless of how the saying goes, it was pretty cool to turn a negative into a positive. Uh-oh … is that another cliché?

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