(h/t NBA Cats)
Has it been too long since you’ve heard Nas’s catchy and inspirational “I Know I Can” set to little kids playing basketball and thus, improving their futures? Do you yearn for footage of Patrick Patterson surrounded by munchkins, one of whom insists on awkwardly resting his hand on Patterson’s shoulder despite the obvious height difference? Have you been contemplating, “Hmm, I wonder how many children think they could beat Patterson one-on-one, despite having only played basketball since Monday?” And above all else, is it too freaking hot to do anything except stay inside your (hopefully) air-conditioned residence and alternate between Internet and television?
If the answer to any or all of those is yes, you’re in luck. Patrick Patterson has released his first “vlog”- rolls right off the tongue, no? For those of you not hip (I would address this to my mom, but she has Instagram and I don’t, so that would be false advertising), a vlog is just a short video focusing on a topic or event. We’ve gone from text (Tweeting) to pictures (Instagram), and now vlogging. Apparently Patterson is ahead of the curve, because autocorrect is stubbornly insisting on changing it to “blog” every single time I type the word.
Anyway, this particular vlog showcases Patterson’s work with the participants in his Summer Basketball Camp in Houston. He’s working with Eric Love, the Rockets’ basketball director, to teach sixty kids all the fundamentals of basketball- speed and agility, skill development, passing, defense, one on one- AND life skills. I’m not sure what exactly that entails, but I would assume teamwork, confidence, and dealing with a constantly-drunk head coach. Besides the awesome soundtrack (let me just warn you that this song will be stuck in your head all. damn. night), viewers get a closer look at how Patterson is spending his off-season. For some particularly precious moments, fast forward to around the two-minute mark.
I’m inspired. Go forth and ball, BBN. Hoop dreamz foreva.
I know I can… tweet what I wanna tweet. @KristenGeilKSR