Tuesday, July 03, 2007

As a diehard Bullets fan...

I would be remiss if I didn't post a little something about our first round draft pick, Nick Young. Besides being ridiculously athletic, (check out the dunk below), he seems like a pretty decent kid.

Apparently his older brother was killed in a drive by, by a 14 year old when Nick was 5 and has just gone through a bunch of stuff which sadly has become typical for many young Black males today. But throughout everything he has gone through, he seems to have done alright for himself and his family. (They nicknamed him the "chosen one", so he had a lot to live up to)

There is a documentary that was made about his struggles/eventual success, and the Washington Post did a nice little piece about it... check it out.(
I'm hoping it'll come out around here soon.)

And now the dunk... I get goosebumps thinking about him and Gil on the court at the same time...

He's already said that he can't wait to catch oops from Gil and that he'll be in the dunk contest.

I'm excited.

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