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Enjoy an excerpt:
I’d been a basketball fan ever since I was in Pull-Ups. My cousin Tattoo got me into it. I just remember cheering for this real tall, skinny guy they called the Big Ticket whose real name was Kevin Garnett, KG for short. KG was Tattoo’s favorite player, and we followed him from the Timberwolves over to the Celtics, and that was when I first saw Rajon Rondo in action, and it was love at first assist. I loved Rondo, and I loved basketball—watching, not playing. But I hated high school. I tried to trick my mind into thinking high school was a lot like basketball—a game of four quarters. That was what I told myself to stay focused in class. If I fell behind in one quarter, it could cost me the game. Well, I was almost halfway through ninth grade and getting blown out. It had nothing to do with my grades. I knew how to study. What I didn’t know how to do was socialize. And in high school, socializing was just as important as studying because if you didn’t fit in and if no one liked you, school could be a living hell.
As crazy as it may seem, the Celtics and Connect Four keep me alive. Otherwise, I felt:
F. All of the above.
Right now I felt I was “F,” as in failing.
I was almost fifteen, and I was already failing at life, but at least, I was ahead in something.
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