Monday, December 26, 2011

Diary Of A Baller: Tyus "Kid Mamba" Battle (Edison, NJ) Entry #17

Tyus Battle (6 Years Old)

Merry Christmas basketball world, it has been a long and tiring week but I am still here telling you all that went on this week.

Monday- I went to the gym with my dad and little brother Khalif at around 5. We really focused on our shooting technique and we also got up a lot of shots. My little brother started out working really hard but began to give up towards the end. That is something he really needs to work on if he want to become good. Towards the end I started practicing dunking the basketball, which I usually never do. I am beginning to get the hang of it. I noticed the reason I was missing it before is because of my timing. Its crazy that only 3 years ago I was just touching net… now I’m dunking a basketball and getting ready for high school.

Wednesday- I had school practice at 7:30pm. It was a very short practice because we had a pizza party afterwards. During the practice we just reviewed some of our plays and worked on skill work. After the pizza we got a little scrimmage in for about 10 minutes.

Thursday- I received an 82 on my science test, which I was not very happy about. When my teacher went over the answers I noticed I made a lot of careless mistakes and I could have done much better on my essays. After school my dad and I went to the gym at 11:00pm because he got home late. We were only able to get an hour workout in before we had to go, but we still made the most of it. We really worked hard on making moves to the basket and finishing around the rim. After I ran a few suicides and sprints to end the workout.

Friday- I didn’t go to school because I had a half a day and there was very little going on at school. Instead my dad dropped me off at the gym for and hour and thirty minutes. Then I went back home to relax for the rest of the day. My friends sent me a text telling me that a bunch of people brought in gum for me for Christmas, since I am addicted to it.

I went to my mom’s house on Saturday and opened up my presents early. I got two bottles of cologne, and 2 pairs of jeans, 2 Nike basketball shirts and Batman Arkam City from my little brother. My brother and I both really liked our gifts especially the money. Sunday we got home at 9:30am to open our presents. I got winter clothes, two pairs of shoes (hyper fuses, and adidas), binoculars, and my own laptop. I would like to say thank you to all my family members for a great Christmas.

Once again I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays and I will see you all next year.