Making a shot at the Portland Trail Blazers' Player Palooza, an RSVP season ticket holder event; I had renewed my ticket for next season and received the perk the of an hour's early entry to the event at the arena. During that extra hour, I managed to get photos and autographs with three starters, be still my basketball, Portland Trail Blazers' lovin' heart! I then joined the throngs and dined on a fine buffet and got photos of Blazers and fans and staff interacting at all sorts of events. The only one with a short enough line for me to get the chance to participate--shared here. My buddy Janessa Wagner accompanied me at my invitation and took these photos for me! Thanks, Janessa--we had a blast, didn't we?
When it was my turn, I had no idea how much time I had in the session. I just picked up a ball and started shooting!
When time was called, I asked how long it had been. Turned out it was 60 seconds. I made 20 shots. I'm not sure which shocked me more, the time or the count. Concentrating on grabbing the balls that bounced back at me and shooting quickly, well--it felt quickly--I thought it had to have been more than one minute! And the fact that I got 20 to go through the basket--that was a pleasant surprise!