Ladies and gents it is with a heavy heart that I report that my company’s basketball team is now 0 and 4. Last night was a very thrilling defeat as we lost by 1 point. I played my standard 2 to 3 minutes, not long enough to even break a sweat, especially since I’m not much of a sweater anyway, Ask Melissa it seems to bother her that I never sweat. On the positive, I can honestly say that I have the highest RPM, Rebounds Per Minute, of anyone on the team. I have come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to be passed the ball on offense so the only way I will get any points is off of an offensive rebound. Sadly all of my rebounds last night were defensive. I did manage to fool a teammate into throwing me the ball on the offensive side of the court, which I quickly turned into a missed 3 pointer. This makes my second game in a row scoring 0 points and my total points for the year in 4 games to 5. I average 1.25 points a game. Alright, so for the game summaries, Friday night’s game was lost by 2 points, we had the ball with a chance to win or tie with our final shot. 10 seconds to go in the game, we inbound, pass the ball around until it makes it to the player that said he’s not going to take the final shot because he knows as soon as he gets the ball they are going to double or triple team him. Apparently he has a short memory because he gets the ball and instead of kicking it back out to a spot up shooter like was discussed in the time out, he puts the ball on the floor and drives to the hoop, through a triple team. Props to the guy because he did get to the hoop and had a great look at a shot to tie the game, but alas the ball just couldn’t find the net.
Flash forward to last nights game. We are down 10 with a minute to go, we go to the age old college and high school strategy of fouling the worst shooter as soon as he touches the ball, and it is paying off. 15 seconds left in the game and we are now down by 4. A great defensive steal, a pass to a not so open man in the corner who throws up the worlds ugliest no look shot I’ve ever seen, it was so horrible I can’t even call it throwing up a prayer. Apparently this guy is in good with God though because the shot went in. We quickly call a time, or so we thought… The ref wouldn’t grant us the timeout and time expired without the other team having to inbound the ball. Thus we are now 0 and 4, and I haven’t run enough to be in any better shape that when I started out. I guess I’m just going to have to can my idea of using basketball to get into some sort of shape and just start running. *sigh*