How did we forget basketball!? Mike Kasdan makes amends.
We’ve brought baseball, football, soccer, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, golf, and lacrosse under the Sports Explained microscope. Last week, we rolled on Shabbos, and even took on bowling. But something was missing. However, did we move to rugby and Frisbee and bowling without taking up the sport of basketball.
As its inventor, James Naismith said:
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’
Basketball is like poetry in motion, cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he’s fallin’ back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, “What?”
1) So What Was It That Jesus Was Talking About? The Killer Crossover. It’s Essential To Have A Sick Handle.
2) Fundamentally Sound Passing. You Need a Solid Floor General.
3) It’s Also Important To Have: A Smooth Midrange Jumper. This Jordan Guy Had a Decent One.
4) . . . And Unlimited Range. (“From-Way-Downtown-Bang”)
5) The Ability To Throw It Down. With Authority. Also A Nice To Have.
6) Now Remember, To Be Good At Basketball, You Have To Be a Team Player and Give No Less Than 110%
7) And Kids. Don’t Forget. *Practice* Makes Perfect.
So there you have it: Basketball, explained.
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Photo Credit: YouTube/screen capture (Fletch); Pinterest (Jordan and Boom Goes The Dynamite)