If you follow me on social media, you know that most of my weekends are spent at a basketball court, especially in the spring. I literally lose the idea of me doing anything for myself on weekends until mid-June. Tournaments are every weekend, in different boroughs or even different states. Andre started playing AAU basketball for the past few years. It is now, in middle school that it has gotten so hectic. This is another other world that I have become involved in. If you have a kid in any type of sports, you can understand how you become a whole different type of person when you’re cheering for your child. I video tape games. I am screaming at refs and jumping out of my seat at a bad call. Oh I can be heard yelling at my kid too when he’s not playing hard. It’s not only me. I see it at every game with every parent. I’m small apples compared to some. The intensity level is at 100 and I think I’ve seen red in some of their eyes.
Gabrielle Union describes it best during her interview at the Steve Harvey show.
I absolutely wouldn’t change it for the world. Andre has developed a “brotherhood” with his teammates. As an only child, I love seeing him make friends and have this relationship with them. We have seen him grow in his game as well as a person. I can only hope he continues with his passion for basketball into the future. I know I will always be there in the stands cheering him on loudly.
Look out for my upcoming social media posts this weekend as we head to Massachusetts for the Hall of Fame tournament!
Disclosure: This is a personal post.