Monday, November 23, 2009
More Than a Ball Player
For the last 16 years I've been in love with the game of basketball, and all I ever wanted to be was a professional ball player. That is up until my junior year in high school when I realized I wanted to teach. But even then I still had a passion for the game and I told myself I would never let it go. And I haven't, but lately it seems like all I hear from people is "Courtney's the next WNBA Superstar!" And as much as I would love to be that "superstar" I'm more than a ball player. I do so much off the court and yet it seems as if all people can seem to talk about is the (conceited moment coming... now->) gorgeous jump shot I have or the air-tight defense that made me defensive player of the year every year I ever played travel and high school ball. And although I love playing ball and my passion for it has grown over the years, I'm ready for people to see me as more than Courtney the ball player and see me as Courtney the person. For I've done and will do greater things off the court than I have on the court.