Monday, March 2, 2015

I'm back in the game, y'all.

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!


Jim Klenke said...

I would love to get season tickets to the Mavericks or Rangers. I just live so far away. I love those basketball hoops, makes me think I'm good.

William Kendall said...

Good for you!

Melissa said...

It looks like you have pretty good form! This post really made me smile. Glad you're enjoying the season, and thanks for sharing.

Lois said...

How fun! The last time I did something like that was at Chuck E. Cheese with my grandsons. They both did better than me!