Michael Jordan. Shaquille O’Neal. Charles Barkley. Scottie Pippen. Dennis Rodman. Hakeem Olajuwon. Magic Johnson. Karl Malone. Penny Hardaway.
Most of you know these names because they are all related to the game of basketball. These men are only a few of the athletes that made me fall in love with the game of basketball growing up. I can recall trying to keep my eyes open and glued to the TV screen as the games would come down to the final seconds. It would be one of those really close games, almost midnight, and all a team needed was one shot to either win or tie the game. I always fell asleep at the very end of a game when there were only about 2 or so minutes remaining and 2 minutes of playing time in the NBA feels like 10 minutes after everyone are fouled and shooting free throws. Same thing today. Continue reading