With the NCAA college Basketball tournament, March Madness,
it reminds us of the fun and wonder of playing the game of basketball. There is such enthusiasm the college players
show and we can participate in that zeal.
I think, in many ways, it is a sports fan perfect sport.
Why? Because if you
close your eyes you can imagine yourself playing basketball on a local court
with your friends. You not only can
picture this in your head, you can actually put on some sorry ass gym shorts
that are halfway falling down, put on some old, worn out tennis shoes and drag
your butt out and and easily get a pickup game at a gym or playground. It is not like other sports where you need a
bunch of other players. You can have a
good time just playing against your best friend or a team of players.
The NCAA March Madness tournament does that for us. It is a sport that is easy for any of us to
understand and play. As the great UCLA
Bruins basketball coach John Wooden, coach of the greatest basketball team that
ever played (think any college sport)
said about playing basketball in a gym:
“Round ball, hoop, wood floor, no wind.
Put ball through hoop.” He may
not have actually said it like that, but you get the idea. That is how he felt about the game. Break it down to it’s simplest actions. Anybody can do it and anybody can have fun at
it at any age.
Even though this basketball art you see here is of a NBA
Golden State Warrior the painting reflects the action and excitement of playing
basketball. And the NBA is where almost
all of the players what to be. How the
players perform can provide them with the “Golden Ticket” to the the NBA and
maybe with the Warriors. It's something
to shoot for.
The shooting guard NBA Golden State Warriors basketball art
is on sports printed basketball articles and maps glued to a Masonite board
then painted and provided with a polyurethane protective finish. As I recall the painting is 23 inches by 48”
and currently available but not listed for sale.