Yesterday my wife and I traveled to Buffalo, New York to watch our son Devin and his teamates compete in the “Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament”. It’s was a family reunion in some sense, because we were being reunited with Devin’s college teamates and their families. We’ve grown very close to all these young men and their families in the last four years. The team competed in the Top Men’s Division which is the most competitive division in the Macker Tournaments. There were many very talented basketball players in attendance. It was great to see them showcasing their skills.
I love basketball. I’ve been playing it and following it since elementary school days. It’s my favorite sport and their is a lot of mystique surrounding it. I’ve read a lot of basketball books but I think my favorite is “Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior.” I’d recommend that book to anyone, even people who aren’t basketball fans.
Our young men were 1 win and 2 losses and were eliminated from the competition. The finals are today. Here’s a clip of some of the sights yesterday. I put this clip together with Microsoft Photostory 3 which is a free tool from Microsoft. You must have Windows Media Player 10 installed to view it. Macker Basketball photos.
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