I saw a comment on Twitter earlier today from someone who stated that, though she was almost 30, there was nothing she wanted to do more than to attend a Thunder Youth Basketball Camp like the one going on this week.
I know that for some of us staffers who do get to attend camps, it’s tough not to pick up a ball and join right in.
Today, several members of the business office stopped by the camp as Serge Ibaka spent an hour playing with, coaching and talking to the camp participants. We were there facilitating media presence, taking photos and videos of the visit or just jumping in wherever someone needed a little extra help.
But some of us – myself included – spent a good chunk of our childhoods at basketball camps. Just like the kids today, we developed our basketball skills, our sense of teamwork and hard work, and our love of the game.
Most of all, we had fun – which is why it’s so tough, even when we’re wearing business attire, not to grab a ball and jump right in.
We all had our turn when we were young, and now it’s this generation’s time to learn, to grow and to have their fun.
… Still, I was this close to kicking off my heels today and running some lay-up drills.
- Karina Henderson