Basketball, to me, is everything.
It is a getaway from everything in the world. When I am playing, it seems as if my mind is clear and nothing else in the world really matters. Not only is it peaceful, but it brings out my competitive side. I’ve always been driven to win every time I step onto the court, whether that is scoring a lot, or, preferably, getting my teammates involved.
Basketball has always been good to me, I have always had great teammates and great coaches who knew how the game was supposed to be played. I hope that I can stay healthy and hopefully play college basketball somewhere next year. I cannot wait to have an accessible gym everyday of the week; I cannot even count how many times I have been told that I can’t shoot around without supervision in my high school.
Basketball is also it is a great way to spend time with friends. Nothing beats having a big group of friends get together at a neighborhood park and play pickup for hours. I feel that everyone needs a form of basketball in their life. Something positive that can get them away from reality, but also, at the same time, connect them with the people around them.