Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hoop dreams

BB EC just had his six-month check up, and we found out that he is the 100th percentile for height, making him the Wilt Chamberlain of the infant world. I know there will be pressure for him to jump straight into the pros from high school, but I’m hoping he takes the scholarship. Later tonight, I’m planning on shooting some video of BB EC going to town in his jumparoo and sending it to Coach K at Duke. For a little guy who can’t stand on his own yet, he has a pretty impressive vertical leap. He’s also able to go to his left, although it’s usually for pulling off my glasses or grabbing his little bag filled with pear pieces, not driving to the hoop. That’s okay, I’m sure we’ll have plenty of time for practice.
Of course, I don’t want to be one of those pushy sports parents, barking at the officials during T-ball games and sending BB EC off to basketball clinics at the age of 2. Because the doctor also said BB EC was very developmentally advanced, I would have no issue if he decided to become a brain surgeon.

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Blogger David Sullivan said...

You can't teach height. Sign him up for hoops camp now (or at least put a Nerf Hoop in his crib)!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

My daughter has never got above the 5th percentile. She's 4 1/2 and still barely 30 lbs. You'd think that would make for a quiet kid? Shit, she's been literally bouncing for days now over Halloween. On furniture, on the floor, everywhere. She's like Tigger.

She also played soccer the first time this year. It's hilarious. They pick dandelions more than they kick the ball, but some parent are still on the sideline belting it out to prod them.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Suldog said...

Hah! I love how we all have dreams of what kids will be later. My nephew is a big boy, and he just naturally likes to get down in a squat and pass things backwards between his legs. I keep telling his mom that he wants to be a center - or at least a long snapper - but she won't buy it.

1:18 PM  
Blogger A.J. Cordi said...

Better hope he keeps growing, lol.

1:57 PM  
Blogger david mcmahon said...

G'day from Oz,

I've come here from Suldog. Nice work - yep, go for the brain surgeon option.

Nothing like a family member who plays pro basketball and is a brain surgeon in his spare time!

3:33 PM  
Blogger plez... said...

like david said, "you can't teach height." as soon as he can bounce the ball, work on his cross-over and going to the hole with his left hand... his agent will thank you for it in about 20 years!

8:39 PM  

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