When we were younger, we all loved those implausible sports movies where a kid suddenly becomes the star of a professional sports team. They allowed us to dream and continue our misguided belief that kids ruled and adults did, in fact, drool.
In real life, such stunts aren’t as commonplace. And even when someone too young, old, short or not human tries out for a team, they usually get cut or injured. This is what’s likely to happen to 76-year-old Don Wiberg, who is trying out for Golden State’s D-League team.
Wiberg hadn't played basketball in 20 years, having traded it in for beach volleyball, when he stepped on the court Sunday. He admits he couldn't make his high school team and that he played one year at Cal Tech before deciding he was better at water polo.
Still, he couldn't resist the S.C. Warriors' claim that it would welcome anyone over 18 who was willing to pay the $100-125 entry fee.
"It's on my bucket list," he said. "You know, what the hell."
What the hell indeed.
Guy's going to be pissed as hell at all the carrying, traveling and road beef. Times have changed.