Sunday, December 26, 2004

So, there!

When I was a ninth grader living in the Devonshire development of the South Jersey township of Mt. Laurel, I used to play basketball with a sixth grader named Victor Hobson. Because he bore a resemblance to former Detroit Pistons guard Joe Dumars, we called him "Little Joe Dumars." He was a much better basketball player than me, but considering my lack of athletic ability, this isn't saying much. But at that age, defeating a player three years your senior is significant, so he constantly reminded us of our age difference.

At that age, it was already clear he was an excellent athlete. He was about my size and possessed a strong frame. I used this as the explanation for his superior skills, but in sixth grade, logic carries very little weight.

So what's Victor Hobson up to these days? Click here.