|Butler (in Red) needed his bodyguard|
After we shared that laugh, the boys started buzzing around. Malcolm Butler and Dion Lewis (who seemed ready to play next year) finally came over. They started playing basketball with the boys. We got a couple of pictures and shared another laugh when Dion Lewis told us not to put him net to our Center, who at 11 years old probably had 2 inches on Dion.
|G Winning the Tip|
No such luck, as the boys seemed too nervous to do all that fancy stuff. They were going up and down the court a couple of times and no one could make a basket. As he is wont to do sometimes, G finally calls for the basketball. Surprising us coaches, instead of launching an NBA 3, he takes it down the lane and his a little floater. The crowd cheered and all the kids seemed to relax after that. Scoring went up and down. G took that ill advised NBA 3 pointer (hit iron but bounced harmlessly away). That's my boy!
Although we weren't keeping score, it seemed like everyone scored and had a good time. I will not bore you with the cliche that everyone won and that it ended in a tie. But let's just say that we had a better night than the Celtics who got their butts kicked by the Thunder, losing by 26.
See you next year (hopefully).