20 years in basketball, and I’m angry…

If I’ve got my sums right, I’m about to play in the first game of my 20th season of competitive basketball. It’s a cliché, but the game has given me so much. Consistently told that I was bad at sports by teachers at school (because I couldn’t play football or cricket), basketball gave me self confidence, a group of friends from university who are solid to this day, and I even met my wife through the game. I honestly can’t imagine my life without it. If it can do this for me, coming from a fairly privileged, white, middle-class, Surrey background, imagine what it could do for disadvantaged inner city kids.

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