Thursday, March 19, 2009

Superstar Basketball


Yesterday evening we were treated to a hilarious game of basketball! The Harlem Superstars played against some of our local school teachers to help raise funds for the Oxford Hills Athletic Boosters. Our "Oxford Hills Dream Team" actually didn't do too badly for themselves and made some great shots, occassionally even surprising the Superstars with fakes and low passes. But, alas, they were no match for the exceptionally talented and TALL Harlem Superstars and lost by almost 50 points. Throughout the game, the players put on several funny skits and the crowd was invited to come down onto the floor and dance periodically. It was a really fun show! The boys each bought a souviner basketball, which they took to each player for an autograph. They were so pleased to get signatures from each one of them! And, they really wanted a picture with 7-foot sensation Ricky Lopes, one of their favorite players. The boys are only hoping that someday they can play basketball half as well. As soon as this picture was taken, they took off for the nearest hoop to show off their skills. I apologize for the quality of the photo. Hubby only had my little 'point and shoot' in his pocket and I was just happy to have any sort of camera to record the moment, since I forgot my good camera. And usually the point and shoot does better than this. Not quite sure what went wrong. Oh well...

8 comments:

Mom/GrammyR said...

My heavens, he is huge!!! That's a great "keepsake" picture, though. Glad the boys (and you two) had such a good time.

What went wrong with your "point&shoot" shot is the lighting in the gym. I have lots of pics from the past that look just like this one!

Tanya said...

Wow he is super tall, what a great photo with some happy boys! I think your camera did just fine! I hate my camera, the boys broke my good one...sigh...

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's one tall dude!!!

Are the Harlem Superstars the same as the Harlem Globetrotters?

Jacob said...

Pretty cute. I wonder what he (the Harlem player) wants to be when he grows up?

Amy said...

Holy Moley he IS tall!!! Glad the boys had a great time and how awesome to do that for raising funds :)

luvmyboys said...

He is tall, isn't he? The smiles on your sons' faces are priceless.

Jim said...

Thats just big. His and goes from your little ones neck to half way down his upper arm.

Small City Scenes said...

What a fun time that was, huh. I went to a Harlem Globetrotters game many moons ago---Hiarious and very good.

I would never say your boys were short--BUT---Lopes is really TALL!!!! LOL MB