Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Diary Of A Baller: Otis "The General" Livingston (NJ Got Game) Entry #18

What’s happening?,

This week I had a lot of homework. In Language Arts we are reading Anne Frank. I think it’s a good book but it gets boring at times. In Social Studies we’re learning about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. I find the topic interesting because of how many different people ruled over the number of years. In Math we are learning how to graph. It can be difficult if you don’t follow the formula to figuring the problems out. Wednesday was a big day, our report cards came in the mail. And I have to say I was disappointed. I got two B’s, one B+, and an A- in my core classes. Every quarter my mom asks me if I tried my hardest. I couldn’t tell her yes. Third marking period I’m going to work harder and stay focused on getting straight A’s like I’m supposed to.

As far as basketball goes I just worked out a lot. I worked out with my dad at the South Orange Middle School gym after school. We worked on dribbling drills, and shooting coming off the screen. I also worked out with my man Jamal Lovett. We worked on conditioning, free throws, dribbling, and shooting. The Conditioning drills were different so it took me awhile to get used to them, but they helped me a lot. We did jumping, squats, and defensive slides. Jamal really pushes me to the limit and it’s only going to make me better.

For the school team, we played our cross town rival Maplewood. There were a lot of people there and we wanted to give them a show. L0L. We jumped out to an early lead but made some bad decisions and they hung around . Eventually we just tightened it up mentally, and we got a lot of steals and fast break layups. We beat them by about 40 points. Now it’s on to the playoffs, where we play Maplewood again in the semifinals. Hopefully we get to the Chip, win and get the 3peat that we’ve worked hard for.

That’s it for this week, check me out next week.

The General is OUT!