Back to Basics – Part 3

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Scott Arkansas 11-14-2010 rispin small fileNote from J. Stockard: You can start by reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this post series.

I once had a friend who coached basketball. He had been quite an athlete himself when he was younger and his reputation at the time was that he was still a darned good basketball player. Once, at the beginning of the basketball season, he had his team on the floor at one end of the court having a team meeting. He had a basketball in his hand and at the end of the meeting he dribbled a couple of times and then heaved the ball at the hoop at the other end of the court. The ball made a beautiful high arc going exactly into the middle of the basket without touching the hoop. He later told me that he didn’t shoot a basket again for the rest of the season for fear of messing up his reputation as the white version of Michael Jordan.

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