Your best personal moment in basketball
What is your best personal moment in a basketball game you've played?
Mine: We were loosing by 20 points against the best team in our championship, we rallied and one by one point, i put both of my free throws at 0.8 seconds from the end, overjoyed man!
i won mr itsy bitty in 3rd grade. which was the mvp of my league. Biddy Basketball. Les goo.
kinda pathetic they gave out mvp awards in 3rd grade...
that's awesome bro..
to be in those situations is what we all imagine and practice when we're little.
i would say i'm an below average 5'11 170(at the time haha) player who loves to shoot with a good ball iq. i'm a better practice/pick up player than in-game LOL..
but for me personally when i use to play in leagues i went off for 32 points where i usually avg like 3ppg LOL.
from the first few shots till the end my team mates were feeding the fire
it was one of those days, like when you're playing pick up... that everything falls. once my outside shot started to fall... driving to the net became easier because players where charging me at the 3pt line. from my shot lived at the elbow or i'd find an open team mate.
it was a great feeling but usually i wouldn't be found on the scoresheet haha :D
Senior year of high school. My team went to a tourney where we played 7 games in two nights. It was brutal but i'm sure you all know that feeling when you're so tired you almost go numb and get in a great rhythm. After a slow start, I had it and ended up averaging 24 ppg for the tourney and we won in the title game against a team that had beaten us twice before. Had my career high 42 in the semis. Still got my cheap MVP trophy in a box somewhere. My school hadn't had a winning season before then for about 7 years. Great great memories, even though our coach was a joke.
My junior year, towards the beginning of the season, I was on varsity but wasn't getting much PT. We were struggling in a game and our coach decided to give me a chance early in the 3rd quarter. I scored 9 points and got 4 or 5 rebounds in the last quarter in a half and helped spark our team to the win. That performance also solidified my role on the team for the remainder of the season. I started the year as the 12th man, but finished as the 6th or 7th ( it was either me or the backup PG as the first one off the bench depending on the game).
Ive had a lot more bigger statistical games, but that was great as my first meaningful perfomance on varsity in front of a big home crowd.
Another fond one was getting 9 blocks in a JV game and finishing with a very Mutombo/Ben Wallace final stat line ( 7 pts 16 rb 9 blocks 4 stl). This was in the late 90's and I wagged my finger like Mutombo after swatting the same guy twice in a row. I'm surprised I didn't get a T, lol, but it's so fun to block shots.
I never played for a team, so I guess my best moment just messin around playing pickup
I made like 5 3s in a row, and blocked every player on the other team(all around my height 5'9-6'2)....yeah not that impressive
Joewolf 16 rebs and 9 blocks?
Thats beast. No matter where you're playing. Guessing you're pretty tall.
Top 3 moments from my playing days
1) Once in a state tournament we were playing this team we had no business competing with. I ended the game with 36, and the next highest scorer on my team had 9. We ended up winning the game a literal buzzer-beater that I shot. It was a baseline fadeaway that didn't even touch the rim, was just a perfect 'swish'. Final score was 52-50. We went on to loose in the final of the tournmanet but that has always been a memorable moment for me.
2) Scoring 52 with my club team. It was just one of those game where you don't miss anything
3) Dunking in a game, in front of a crowd. Doesn't sound like much, but I'm 6'1 and peeps were pretty impressed.
@hiphopismylife, Thanks man, thats one of my favorite lines ever even though I only scored 7 pts. I'm only 6'2'' but I was a all-state high jumper in those days.
42 points in HS is beast too, man, it's a pretty awesome feeling when you're on like that.
My best personal basketball moment was not in a game, but it was the first time I dunked. It was about a year ago when I was 17 years old. I had been training specifically for being able to dunk. I was doing a twelve week program and when I was in week eight I dunked for the first time ever. It was probably the best feeling in the world. I was the only one in the gym at the time besides the janitor. He was the only one who saw me do it. After I dunked a couple times I called up my dad and some of my friends and they were excited and really happy for me.
^ That's awesome, man. Your first dunk is unforgettable
When I lived in LA (2004-2007), I was a member at the LA Fitness on La Cienega. It's a great place to play pick up games, lots of local talent play there (usc, loyola, venice beach semi pro players, etc.). I was going almost every night after work. One night, Nick Young, the summer after his frosh year at USC, was there with his buddies. I won a game and him and his friends had next. I got the challenge of trying to guard him. To begin the game, he was cold and trying to show off, but my team took advantage and we jumped out to a 4 - 0 lead. I had 3 of the 4. His buddies gave him crap about me scoring 3 on him to start the game.... after that, it was over. He crossed me over for a 360 jam at one point. We lost, but I get to say I held my own against NBA talent...... (for 2 minutes).
This year my high school team just won the national championships by 17 points. We were only in Division 2 but got invited to play for the premier national tournament and just upset every team by double digits as well.
I was never good enough to play at a competitive level in grade school (I'm a sophomore in college now) but here are my two greatest moments:
1a: When I was going into 7th grade, I went to a two-week summer basketball camp. Due to the fact that I was the tallest kid in camp, the counselors persuaded me to play inside. Little did they know that ball-handling and shooting were my two greatest strengths. During the all-star game vs
1b: During the winter of 2010, I played a couple of pick-up games against streetball legend James "Speedy" Williams. He was pushing 40 (I honestly believe he was over 40), but he still lived up to his nickname. I had the "luck"of guarding him for the first few possessions. Each time I got into my defensive stance, he would simply blow past me before my feet were set. I made one move on him when I had the ball, and it didn't work at all. I jab stepped to my right, then dribbled twice to my left and pulled up. As I pulled up, he stripped the ball out of my hands on the way up, then launched a crisp full-court pass for a layup.
Even though he was head and shoulders above the competition against which he was playing that day, he was still extremely humble and approachable.
GETTING CROSSED UP BY QUINCY HODGES BACK IN 93....THE GLORY DAYS
I think I was 14 in eigth grade when we were down 3 like 1.8 left and I was at the free throw line. I made both and we were down one and then their imbounds passer tries some full court superman pass to get them downcourt in position for the win because they were out of timeouts to get it to halfcourt but it was off target and went out of bounds. We had possesion under their basket with 1.8 left and we inbounder to our point who quickly threw up an alley oop to me for the buzzer beater. I think I had like 19 points and 19 rebounds that game so that was a fond memory.