Hardwood Blog

By: Luke Abad

Basketball is a sport that brings people together through adversity, teamwork, and trust, ranging from professional to driveway basketball. Ever since I was a child, I always had a passion for competition. My friends and I would play basketball at the park and compete to see who was the best. 

Growing up, the sport was a way to express me, and it led me to many friendships and opportunities. For example, I have met a lifelong friend, Coach Deione. He has helped me develop my basketball skills by training me and coaching me for years. He has also made me a better man and has taught me valuable life skills that I will carry on for the rest of my life. On top of being a great role model, he showed me how passion drives success. Following my success of making the middle school basketball team with help from Coach Deione, my competitive drive increased.

I personally feel like I can relate to many hoopers around the world with the connection of competing. Post middle school basketball, I transitioned from wanting to play basketball to being on the other side of the court… as a videographer. Following all levels of basketball helped me develop an eye for the detail and precision that goes into basketball. I became one with the game, met influencers, and furthered my passion. Basketball changed my life, and I can’t wait to see where it will take me in the future.