On Sunday afternoon, a young man from New Rochelle made basketball "history" when he tossed a basket 55 feet with 1.1 seconds left on the clock. His team had given the powerhouse team from nearby Mount Vernon a "run for their money" during the game. I was standing on the mezzanine level of the County Center awaiting a seat for the next high school basketball game when the amazing shot that went into the basket.
The game-winning shot was the lead story on ESPN's "SportsCenter" and the team was featured on "Good Morning America" the following day; however, the best part of all this for me was a conversation with my son about the shot.
"Yes I did," I said proudly adding, "I was actually thinking about the poor New Rochelle kid (and his mother) who had missed 2 foul shots moments before. I was thinking about the doors that would likely be slamming in their house and the moody teenager who would sulk for days.".
"Wait till I tell my friends my mother was standing behind the basket," he sighed.
"I actually saw the shot, I added," thinking that I would NOT have been able to watch if HE had been making that shot!