A High School Memory Involving Basketball
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tbanarchy
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by tbanarchy One of the classes I hated the MOST in my high school was P.E.

A High School Memory Involving Basketball

by tbanarchy

One of the classes I hated the MOST in my high school was P.E. or gym class.

In my high school, students were required to take one year of P.E. (unless a student had a specific medical reason they were unable to take P.E. which I didn't).

Anyway, one day during P.E. after we got "dressed out" the coach had us do what he called these "basketball drills".

What the coach would do is to separate the class into 4 or 5 groups and have 4 or 5 students in each group.

Each person in the group would dribble the basketball down the court, throw the ball in the hoop and dribble the basketball back down the court and hand it off to the next person in the group until every person in the group was finished.

Well, I'd never held a basketball in my entire life (since one thing I am most definitely NOT is athletically-inclined).

As luck would have it, I was the first one on my "team" with the basketball. And, as luck would also have it, the entire junior high football team was sitting in the bleachers right next to us watching.

Yeah.

Anyway, when the coach blew his whistle, I started dribbling the basketball down the court the best I knew how. And that's when the entire junior high football team started laughing at me.

The coach then glared up at the football team and said to them, "What are you laughing at?"

He then walked up to them and said, "You know, since you all obviously think you're better at something than someone else, I'll give you something you can't do."

Everyone in the P.E. class cheered, myself included, as we watched the coach haul their little jock asses outside of the gym.

The coach came back inside the gym and said how he made all of the junior high football hold hands in a circle and played this kiddie game-I can't recall which game-out in the parking lot for anyone to see.

The coach then told everyone in class how, if anyone felt they were better at something than anyone else, that they should just come to him and he'd gladly give them something they can't do.

If this had been any of the other coaches, they would have just laughed along with the rest of the junior high football team. But this coach didn't. And I always appreciated him for that.

In other words, this coach WASN'T an asshole!

Just saying!

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