Posted May 15, 2009 - 12:23 PM
Before I started playing basketball and was really into the sport, I was a Suns fan. I loved Barkley and Majerle, but there was one guy who I thought shot the ball really cool, and it was Wayman Tisdale. I always had trouble shooting when I was much younger (around 10-15 years old), so I would kick my legs out when I took a shot.
I got that from Tisdale, actually. Not sure why, but it helped me with my shot, possibly because my body would drift sideways because of the lack of arm strength, and kicking my legs out in front of me would balance that.
I don't do that anymore, haha...but it was a big deal back then. Eventually, Kobe was drafted and traded to LA, and I started rooting for the Lakers.
I heard he was at St. John's in Tulsa, which is only an hour away from me. I planned on going to the hospital to try and see him, actually (thought maybe I could find a way to do that), but I'm two days too late.