So right during Josh's swim meet Ben had 2 basketball games. Luckily we got out of the meet early enough to catch the last 3/4 of Ben's second game. We are so grateful to friends who help out hauling our kids all over town. After his game, we came back home, gabbed something to eat and ran to David's basketball game. Immediately following David's game, Josh took him out to the shooting range because his scout troop was out there passing of a merit badge, while Joel, Ben and I went to Ben's next basketball game. Game #4. I am pretty sure that we lost 4out of 4 games. But they did their best and played hard. I wouldn't say that they had fun. I think Ben just does it because he likes to go to practice with his friends. I'm not sure if I've mentioned where Ben plays ball. He plays at a facility called Nets On Fire over in the old Green Valley Spa indoor tennis courts that were transformed into 4 full sized NBA courts. They even use NBA hand-me-down floors. Which are AWESOME!!! The owner use to play pro-ball and knows people so he got these "cheap".
It's a pretty incredible place. These are the only 3 shots I got of his game because we got there late.
Here are David and Joel getting ready for a fierce game of ball.
If we can harness his energy for good...it'll be fine.
Here is Ben. Watching David's game. Messing with his signature, one knee pad. Don't ask. And texting. That pretty much sums up his life right there.
Then off we go to his last game. It's weird because there are so many kids that he is friends with from different schools that when he plays ball he is usually playing against his other friends. Like Malacki and Tallon were on this team and Daxton was on the team he played earlier. All good boys from good families.
His coaches are boys that graduated last year from PVHS that were on the Basketball team. Our program is one that is to get them ready for the PVHS team. Hopefully that will happen. It will be interesting to see what sport Ben chooses to do. His heart is not in basketball but his friends are. David is full force in any situation on any field, court etc..with anyone. Rugby tryouts starts next week. Ben will come alive then. It will also be fun to watch David's beast come out and be aloud to roar. I think that they will finally bond over rugby because they will have to be on the same team and not compete against each other.