Basketball : My Favorite Basketball Player Essay

2090 Words Sep 20th, 2016 9 Pages
It all started when I was about 5 years old, I was a member of the boys and girls club of Decatur, IL. My mom signed me up to play baseball at the time I wasn’t really happy with her, I didn’t want to play a sport I didn’t know anything about. At the time I just wanted to play basketball and football two sports you could say I knew everything about. I studied the games I watched my favorite players play every day. I was like a sports reporter I knew everything there was to know about my favorite players. Kobe Bean Bryant my favorite basketball player. Randy Moss my favorite football player two people I knew a lot about. When it came to baseball I knew nothing. Me being a little kid I had to listen to my mom only because she was my ride and I didn’t want to walk home every day so I would stay after go to baseball practice and wait for her to pick me up. My coach Robert I would never forget him, he was more like a father figure to me. He would have been many things to me he looked like a beast he was about 6’5 300 pounds me being a little kid I looked up to him like he was a super hero or maybe just someone I didn’t want to piss off. The very first practice we had he gave out gloves and gave us bats I didn’t know anything I didn’t know which hand to put it on or even which way I bat. Yea I know sounds sad that I was just that helpless and clueless but learning a new sport is a lot harder than you think when your only 5. He worked with me everyday teaching me new skills that…

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