'농구'에 해당되는 글 4건

  1. 2006.05.04 1월의 일기 中에..
  2. 2006.05.02 나이를 생각하셔야죠.
  3. 2006.01.25 Real 5
  4. 2005.10.18 Dear Basketball

1월의 일기 中에..

날씨가 풀리면.. 그동안 미뤄왔던 운동을 다시 시작해야지.
테니스? 수영? 헬스? 농구?
이거.. 고르다가 한달이 지나가버릴지도 모르겠군. ㅡㅡ;;

테니스는 마음에 들지 않을 수도 있는 강사와 친해져야 한다는게 꽤나 귀찮고..
헬스는 계속 하곤 있지만.. 운동으로 삼긴.. 좀 그렇지.. 혼자서 심심하기도 하고..
농구는 같이 할 사람이 없구나..
수영이 그래도 제일 좋은데.. 언제부터 수영장 가기가 겁나는 몸매가 되어버려서.. ^^:;

그러고보니.. 운동을 안할 그럴듯한 핑계는 세상에 꽤 많구나..

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나이를 생각하셔야죠.

사무실 후임들과 같이 농구를 하는데, 농구공을 들고 헤매는 나를 보더니 눈치 없는 우리 사무실 막내가 한마디 하더라.
"선배님, 이제 나이를 생각하셔야죠."

순간 분위기가 싸해지길래, 호방하게 웃어 넘겼지만, 속으로는 '두고 보자. 이 자식!' 이러면서 앞으로 어떻게 괴롭힐까 하는 생각을 했다.
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Real 5

이노우에 다케히코 지음 / 대원 펴냄

이야기의 흐름상 어쩔수 없었겠지만, 4권을 본후 한껏 고양되어 있는 내게  전권만큼의 기쁨은 주지 못했다.
뭐, 그래도 이야기도 앞으로 나아가고 있고, 더불어 우리의 주인공들도 앞으로 나가기 시작했다.
농구scene이 부족한게 좀 아쉬움.
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Dear Basketball

Dear Basketball,

It's been almost 28 years since the first day we met. 28 years since I saw you in the back of our garage. 28 years since my parents introduced us.

If someone would have told me then, what would become of us, I'm not sure I wold have believed them. I barely remembered your name.

Then I started seeing you around the neighborhood and watching you on television. I used to see you with guys down at the playground. But when my older brother started paying more attention to you, I started to wonder. Maybe you were different.

We hung out a few times. the more I got to know you, the more I liked you. And as life would have it, when I finally got really interested in you, when I was finally ready to get serious, you left me off the varsity. You told me I wasn't good enough.

I was crushed. I was hurt. I think I even cried.

Then I wanted you more than ever. So I practiced. I hustled. I worked on my game. Passing. Dribbling. Shooting. Thinking. I ran. I did sit-ups. I did push-ups. I did pull-ups. I lifted weights. I studied you. I began to fall in love and you noticed. At least that's what Coach Smith said.

At the time, I wasn't sure exactly what was going on. But now I know. Coach Smith was teaching me how to love you, how to listed to you, how to understand you, how to respect you and how to appreciate you. then it happened. That night, at the Louisiana Superdome, the final seconds of the championship game against Georgetown, you found me in the corner and we danced.

Since then, you've become so much more than just a ball to me. You've become more than just a court. More than just a hoop. More than just a pair of sneakers. more than just a game.

In some respects, you've become my life. My passion. My motivation. My inspiration.

You're my biggest fan and my harshest critic. You're my dearest friend and my strongest ally. You're my most challenging teacher and my most endearing student. you're my ultimate teammate and my toughest competitor. You're my passport around the world and my visa into the hearts of millions.

So much has changed since the first day we met, and to a large degree, i have you to thank. so if you haven"t heard me say it before, let me say it now for the world to hear. Thank you. Thank you, Basketball. Thank you for everything.

Thank you for all the players who came before me. Thank you for all the players who went into battle with me. Thank you for the championships and the rings. Thank you for the All-Star Games and the Playoffs. Thank you for the last shots, the buzzer-beaters, the hard fouls, the victories and the defeats. Thank you for making me earn my keep. Thank you for #23. Thank you for North Carolina and Chicago. Thank you for the air and the nickname. Thank you for the moves and the hang time. Thank you for the Slam-Dunk contest. Thank you for the will and the determination, the heart and the soul, the pride and the courage. Thank you for the competitive spirit and the competition to challenge it. Thank you for the failures and the setbacks, the blessings and the applause. Thank you for the triangle. Thank you for baseball and the Barons. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank you for the assistant coaches, the trainers and the physical therapists. Thank you for the announcers, the refs, the writers, the reporters, the broadcasters and the radio stations. Thank you for the Pistons and the Lakers, the Cavs and the Knicks, the Sixers and the Celtics. Thank you for Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and Utah. Thank you for the Wizards. Thank you for the believers and the doubters. Thank you for Coach Smith, coach Loughery, Coach Albeck, Coach Collins and Coach Jackson. Thank you for the education and the experience. Thank you for teching me the game behind, beneath, within, above and around the game...the game game. Thank you for every fan who has ever called my name, put their hands together for me and my teammates, slapped me five or patted me on the back. Thank you for everything you've given my family. Thank you for the moon and the stars, and last but not least, thank you for Bugs and Mars.

I know I'm not the only one who loves you. I know you have loved many before me and will love many after me. But, I also know what we had was unique. It was special. So as our relationship changes yet again, as all relationships do, one thing is for sure.

I love you, Basketball. I love everything about you and I always will. My playing days in the NBA are definitely over, but our relationship will never end.


Much Love and Respect,

Michael Jordan
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