Bloganuary – Prompt No. 22

What was your dream job as a child?

My dream job as a child was to become a professional athlete like a basketball player.  I wanted to play on the Knicks because that was (and still is) my favorite team as a child.  They were very good once I started paying attention to NBA basketball in the early 90s.  If it wasn’t for Michael Jordan and the Bulls of that era they would have won a title.

That is why I was crushed when they made it to the NBA Finals in 1994 and lost to the Houston Rockets.  They were one game away from winning the championship.  And MJ was living out his (first) retirement away from the game.

The childhood dream still inspires me to this day.  I am far away from an NBA roster at my age, but the desire to be in good athletic shape and good health still inspires me.  I play semi-pro basketball now and I’m becoming better at the game of basketball.  But, who knows, maybe I’ll have my 15 minutes on NBA roster someday. LOL.



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