Six Year-Old Hoop Prodigy? Bring It!
The NBA Fanhouse on AOL launched recently with a collection of top-shelf NBA bloggers covering the Association and the tangents owners, coaches, and players (commissioner, referees, basketball, etc.) often take us. J.E. Skeets from The Basketball Jones, has a funny YouTube clip of Stephen Jackson talking to a camera with the supposed best six year-old hoopster in the country. Here is a link to the post.
By the way, being anointed the "best six year-old basketball player in the nation" is pretty funny, if you ask me. I mean, let's face it -- six year-olds stink at basketball. They're too small, can't shoot over anyone taller than 5'10", and don't have the hops to take it strong to the rim. So, bring it. Line up your best six year-olds and I will take 'em down one at a time.
Sure, one six year-old may be better, or a lot better, than all of the other six year-olds, but all the other kids stink, too. So, to all six year-olds -- keep working on your handle, practice shooting, do your school work and talk to me when your game has grown up. You know, after your 12th birthday.