A basketballer’s life can be quite interesting and full of surprises. If you’re a basketball player, you will certainly identify with the following:
-“You play basketball? How come?! You’re short!”
People falsely believe that basketball is only for tall people. If you’re a short guy, good luck with the endless sarcastic comments. Don’t waste your time explaining; they will never get that “play maker” is actually a position.
-Thank you for whoever invented shoelaces
Need to catch your breath in the middle of the game? No problem. Just pretend that you need to fix your loose shoelace. It still feels super awkward to have all eyes focused on you while you bend down to tie your shoelaces, huh! But who cares!
-Basketball gave me the chance to be the actor/actress I’ve always wanted to be
I know you (my guard) barely touched me but let’s exaggerate by falling down and pretending that you were intending to kill me with this minor push.This will stop the game for a while which will give us a few seconds to catch our breaths. You know it, I know it, they know it, but we still do it. You’re welcome.
-Getting a 3 pointer before the last whistle!
-A good steal followed by a dunk
You feel like Superman running down the court all on your own just to fly your way up and hit this dunk home! Awesome!
-That feeling you get when all the audience scream “DEFENSE!”
The adrenaline rush you get when everyone starts cheering is priceless!
-Looking at a teammate and knowing exactly what they want or have in mind without exchanging a word
It’s like we have superpowers!
-Guarding a stinky guy “EW!!”
Defending is all about being only a few centimeters away from our guard, so guarding an overly sweaty guy who doesn’t use deodorant can be torturous! WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!!
-Thank you court for being our refuge!
Regular people head to the beach, park or any relaxing place when they feel stressed. However, a basketballer will always go to the nearest basketball court when feeling low. It’s not only a place for practice; it’s a refuge. It’s home.
-Practice shooting in an empty gym
Big games are all about a crowded gym full of audience, players, and loud cheering. Having alone time at the gym to practice shooting is our favorite time of the day. It’s like finally getting the chance to be alone with your girlfriend/boyfriend.
-Never trust a basketball team abroad!
Competing in a championship abroad? Let’s hope the team manages to stay out of trouble. Having around 20 basketball players in a hotel, or wandering around a foreign city can be unsafe. Never underestimate their crazy genes!
After all, basketball offers every player and coach the best gift ever: the gift of having a second family, the gift of belonging, the gift of being at the right place with the right people at the right time!
Basketball is not just a game; basketball is life!