He's A Baller

Some white men can jump.

Me, nah, not so much; but I can hit a three from deep.

Always played hoops growing up; I was never the best, but I could always shoot the rock from deep and lead the team from the point position.  I was always on the "B" team through high school, but I was late losing my baby fat - my athletic abilities came late in life, which I am actually happy it happened that way instead of losing my abilities.

Jaxson hasn't had much success in the realm of team sports; he's an independent guy.  So, when he told us he wanted to play basketball, the wife and I were weary to say the least.  

He's tried soccer - hated it.  He tried tee-ball - hated it.  Loves golf, which I am fine with...

Jump to yesterday.  He had his first basketball practice session.  No games in the schedule, more of an extended introduction clinic for kids over a six-week period.  Sadly, because of work, I had to miss the first practice.  But mamma and Cayla said he did great and was the biggest kid out there - partially the reason why I think he liked it so much.

Made the first shot he attempted and has already told me he "wants to play basketball forever."

The smile you see in the photo is genuine; he loved it.


The Sutherlands said...

Yay, Jax!!!! Big balla'!!!!

Love you!!!!

Boo's Basket said...

Way to go Buddy ! Love you, Boo and Pops

Alicia Brunson said...

I love this! Looks like y'all are having a blast on your new adventure!