High School 's Basketball Games

1433 WordsMay 14, 20176 Pages
It wasn 't always easy living with my father, but I always knew he had my best interests at heart. When I finally entered Marymount High School, I had a burning desire to try out for the basketball team. Even though I was tall and athletic, my father wouldn’t allow me to get involved in sports. He told me a student who wanted to become a doctor didn 't have time to play games. To be more accurate, my father should have told me a student who wanted to become a doctor and worked full-time in his father 's shoe shop after school didn 't have time to play games. I attended most of our high school 's basketball games, but my heart was on the floor while the rest of me was in the bleachers. Just as my athletic experiences in high school were…show more content…
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