Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Diary Of A Baller: Malachi Richardson (Trenton, NJ) Entry #7

What's Up Everybody it's the "Shoota" coming to you. This week was good and exciting! Everything was good at school, I had a math project due and I turned it in a day early. My teacher commented about how neat it was. I'm thinking I know this...lol..I'm always neat.

On Monday we played our game in the High School League we won by like 25 or maybe 30. Everybody was making plays, that was our best game as a team. I can't wait until we play Camden Catholic again we lost to them by 4.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I had my daily workouts at Life Center Academy and Trenton Catholic Academy. We did a lot of drills and shooting off the dribble, we also did our 4 on 4 quick shooting drill. I like this drill because it's really competitive. On Tuesday, Davon Reed who attends Princeton Day School was there working out with us, the coach from Virginia Commonwealth University was there to watch him workout. And on Thursday the coach from Quinnipiac University was there
to check Matt Johnson out.

Early Saturday morning Ronnie Paden (TCA) and I had a workout with the trainer Ralph it was conditioning only. The workout was hard but I felt good after, I'm definitely going back for more gotta get my cardio up. Saturday afternoon Team Final had practice; we did a lot of shooting drills, nothing to hard just paying more attention to stepping into your shot the right way.

Sunday we had two games in Brooklyn at the Funsports League. The first two weeks of the league were pre-season games, we went undefeated, can't wait for the regular season to start. Before each pre-season game both teams go through a short workout; well our team and Team Scan (NY) were in a big circle at center court stretching, and the guy on the Mic said look who's in the building. Nobody was really paying attention to him until we heard New York Knicks and out walks Amar'e Stoudemire, Danilo Gallinari, and Wilson Chandler. Everybody froze for a second; it was like everybody was unsure if we should go over to them. The guy on the Mic said something; go over or go meet, after that it was on. They got bum rushed by the players on the floor and the people in the stands, they were giving away t-shirts and small towels. By the time I got to them all the t-shirts were gone, but I did get a towel.

Channel WPIX filmed the event; me and my boy Nassir Barrino got a chance to answer a few questions for the camera crew. I was nervous at first, but I relaxed and just answered the questions. They only showed me answering one question on tv but, they asked me about 7 or 8 questions.

Amar'e is not as big as I expected, but Gallinari is a big dude, they were all cool and they stayed to watch the games.

Catch me next week! Wait, Shout out to Aja Ellison...she told me to do it, so I'm just going to do it to be nice...lol.