Monday, September 27, 2010

Diary Of A Baller: Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble (Team Final) Entry #3

Hello Basketball World. It’s me Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble. This week was kind of laid back for me. I injured my ankle at the Hoop Group Fall Jam Fest last week. So I had to fall back and take it easy. Monday I didn't practice but, Tuesday I did and that's when I realized my ankle wasn't ready yet. Wednesday I skipped my personal workout and Thursday I just watched Team Final practice, it killed me to just watch. Missing one Team Final practice is like not touching a ball for a week. The weekend came and since I didn't practice during the week. I wasn't allowed to go hard over the weekend like I usually do with the old heads. Instead I chilled with my second family.... Shout out to Rex and Ms. Meka who always welcome me into their home and treat me as one of their own.

Friday, we played Madden 11 I went in hard. Saturday, we went to a cookout and two high school football games West Catholic vs. Haverford and The Wood vs. St. Joes Prep. Sunday, Rex took Tyheem (his son) and I to work out with a personal trainer. We worked on ball handling, conditioning, and hand/eye coordination. Time in the gym and staying in shape are important parts of my game. For me the games are easy, making it through practice is the hard part. My mom makes sure I take a multi-vitamin with a glass of orange juice everyday to keep up my metabolism and immune system. This also helps me avoid unnecessary injuries. My dad stays on me about being unpredictable on the court for many reasons but one is to avoid injuries in the post with the trees. I like getting 2pts. the hard way and that’s how I injured my ankle so I guess I better listen more... Til next week Basketball World, remember basketball starts way before the game. "Oh" and thank you Hoop Group for choosing me and my teammate Sam for the 15u All Tournament Team.

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