BYT contributor has been going to help with the Puerto Rico relief effort. It’s not all doom and gloom. There’s a lot of pickup basketball.
Back in Puerto Rico, as folks setup to serve meals from World Central Kitchen a few steps away, this barefoot kid was serving crossovers and step back 3s to his friends and I all over the court in Alta Vega, San Juan. We laughed and I talked about growing up in the Iverson era down in Virginia but they were way more into Steph Curry and JJ Barea. Meeting great kids who are still playing and smiling through tremendously rough circumstances is an inspiration I’ll keep with me now that I’m back on the mainland.
Feature photo by Cristian Escobar