A Basketball Game
As I look down at my watch, I can't help but notice that I only have thirty more minutes until my shift is over at work. However, the thirty minutes drag at a snail's pace making it appear as though it were hours. Continuing to stare at my watch minute after minute, I quickly was overcome by a reminiscence of a basketball game. My ears hear the sound of my watch tick each minute but my eyes are focused on my feet and arms that are moving uncontrollably; the victory of a vigorously challenging basketball game took place last Tuesday evening.
With only five seconds left on the shot clock, my team was only down by one point. These five seconds determine who wins the game if any point is scored. Knowing this, I quickly dribbled the ball carefully with my left hand securing it as if it were my first born, while my right hand was well prepared to shoot over a defender. As I glance at the shot clock, there is only three seconds until the game is over. It was in these three seconds that I felt as though God was on my team's side because out of nowhere, a player who was defending me tripped and fell bottom first on to the court's concrete floor. Curious to know what was going on; his teammates became distracted by this "unfortunate" fall. As they were paying careful attention to their teammate's fall, I leaped high shooting the ball in mid air. Kmowing that my chances of making the ball in the basket were very slim, I simply crossed my fingers after I threw the ball. The ball sunk into the basket after making a rainbow ark and the score was now 67 to 66, we won! "Congratulations", echoes through the crowd as they jump in excitement and run towards the winning team. This was the semi-final game and we were now headed for the finals!
After the game, we celebrated as if we had hit the lottery's jackpot; we ate boxes of pepperoni pizzas, way too many snacks, and was given a big congratulations speech from our coach. After eating five slices of pizza, I went home exhausted but still outrageously happy. As I lay on my bed, starring at the ceiling, I acquired a huge smile on my face. Replays of the last five seconds of the game flashed in my head. I was reveling in the moment until it dawned on me that the real critical game was the one that really mattered. Over and over again, I repeated to myself "Just one more game to go, just one more game to go!"
The final championship game took place inside a local...