HT to Orange Juice for this photo of State Rep Chuck DeVore in a basketball uniform at a Charity Game between Republican and Democratic politicians at a recent Sac Kings game (won convincingly by the Republicans).Ã‚Â
Some basketball advice to Rep. DeVore.Ã‚Â From a former player, college hoops sports information director, Youth basketball coach (5 years, boys and girls)Ã‚Â and comissioner, and all-star coach (namely, moi).Ã‚Â Its the first thing I tell my team’s parents in that first parent meeting before the first practice.
Buy a pair of real basketball shoes.Ã‚Â
Wearing cross-trainers or running shoes (the upturned sole in the front is a giveaway here) just screams “nerd” on the court, though in Chuck’s case, I’d use “wonk” because I don’t think he would view that negatively (I don’t and hope he doesn’t).Ã‚Â So “wonk” on the court works for me.
I think cross trainers or running shoes act more like iceskates on the pine and hightops offer more support.Ã‚Â At least Chuck isn’t wearing black socks.Ã‚Â And wha…no tats, no headband????