Looking back to my childhood house the dimensions in the basement were perfect for half court mini basketball and knee football (football for another post), a nice, long 15 feet by 8 was the layout of many hours of competitive basketball.
During this time of year it's MJ and the "Wings" poster hanging in my brothers room that made me jump and shoot for hours hoping that one day I too could "be like Mike". Dunk competitions, three point shoot outs, and one on one games quickly spread through the neighborhood of Colton, the Truong's backyard to the blacktop where we started our first full court games with 9 foot rims.
Watching the NBA Playoffs, thinking back to the hours spent on the courts of Colton make me smile knowing somewhere, someone today is preparing to take flight just as I did. So when you hear loud thuds and basketballs pounding on the ground know that it is so much more than just noise, it's a creation for tomorrow.
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