Inside the Paint

“Drop the HEAT! Oh, no, PACE be with you. Don’t SPUR me.”

Credits to National Basketball Association Logos.
Credits to National Basketball Association Logos.

(Thanks to Mr. Bernard Joseph De Leon, I changed the blog title from “Back to the Basics” to “Inside the Paint.”)

The lights are well-off, and people nag at you to rescue their own team; some do bully and speculate one another. I don’t think that just keeps you to be “IN” with this National Basketball Association fever! I, myself, has no affiliations with that basketball bandwagon or in any sport, even if my boyfriend is a basketball player (FOR SHOUTING OUT LOUD!). I am no sporty chickie, no sickie.

To those who don’t have the slightest idea what’s going on their TV screen, except them knowing how to read scores and feeling determined to crank up the other people on both team, well, they are certainly just like ME. To those who know only a few things to where it originated for that PE bluff quiz, they are just like ME. To those who team up with their father and fight for what team he’s on, they are like ME. To those who just laugh and feel happy whenever they won, that’s ME.

This is NO big deal, really, and I don’t give a wreck to the coalitions happening promptly on Facebook, Twitter, etc. “Check yourself before you wreck yourself.” How I like this line of Jade from The Abandon Trilogy by Meg Cabot. Now, I am evaluating myself to how fanatic I am of basketball leagues and the answer is, “Not that much.” or “It’s okay. You switch on the TV, I’ll watch with you.”

Basketball plays a big part on the hearts of Filipinos. It’s more than a wishing well that all impossibles can be possible. If there is a will, there is a way; if there is a time, there is that star player who can shoot the ball in any way that he can. I know, this is very general in my own sense and I am not ashamed of my instincts on how I see this sport. Actually, in every game, I do receive updates via text messages, and I do admit the fact that I am also igniting the heat when our father-and-daughter’s-team is playing well on that quarter. Sometimes, I converse with my few friends who have deeper knowledge and passion about basketball and…boooooom! I am already enlightened and pissed with the other team’s allegations, something like that.

Dear peeps,  I am Samantha C. De Guzman, and I am proud of what I know about basketball. 

Maybe it is a big question why I wrote this, yet, I am welcoming everyone with a break! Now that I am back here on WordPress, let’s just be cool for the meantime and enjoy our lives. Break the ice, dude!

by: Samantha C. De Guzman