ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I have often wondered if perhaps my sporting destiny still awaits me. For instance, I’ve played basketball my entire life, and I now know for certain that I have at some point maximized my potential. I will never be Michael Jordan. But what if there is some sport that I have never played, at which I just might be not only a natural, but the greatest to have ever played? What if I tried hockey and it turned out I was an incredible goalie? What if I went out and gave curling a shot, only to find that I was the greatest to have ever curled? I am in no way suggesting these sports are easy, rather that maybe there is a secret talent inside of me just waiting to be unlocked.
My theory loses some steam when you see Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan give lacrosse a shot. Even while being tutored by lacrosse dude Brendan Mundorf, it is apparent that Jordan, a highly skilled and trained athlete, can not just easily take to lacrosse. His 17 mph shot might work as a nice change-up though.