Thursday, 28 October 2010
So get this, today I completely forgot about my basketball game until Denny texted me to say she didn't need her usual lift. Uh Oh.. I had 10 minutes to get to Kingston from Sandy Bay including picking up Jonno who wasn't actually going to be ready for another 15 minutes. Doh. So anyway I was 18 minutes late and there was two minutes to go in the first half when I subbed myself on. Typically we get scheduled to play on the full sized court when we only have 5 or 4 players and sure enough that's where we were tonight. I didn't do much but provide an extra pair of legs for the first 1 minute 57 seconds of my time on court. But then, with 3 seconds to go in the first half I had the ball in our defensive half. With the clock ticking down I hurled the ball towards the basket with one arm (thinking that there's no way this is even going to make the distance) ... and I kid you not.. the ball (thrown from 1 metre short of the half way line - like not even in our half).. went through the hoop without touching the sides! Impressed? - I certainly was so I rushed home to write this post - hopefully we won! ho ho ho - nah - we drew in the end which was cool as it broke our recent streak of losses. After the game we re-created the moment with a basketball and a phone camera which was only slightly annoying for the teams trying to play on the court after us.