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Basketball

I write a damn lot of stupid poems.
Look at me sitting at my desk feeling
indignant. Look at me arguing with
myself over how other people should
live. There’s a basketball game on, and I
hope those players are happy. There’s a small
lime tree on my neighbor’s balcony, and
who the fuck needs to care but them? I see
the same grand vistas and lame internet
facsimiles as you, and nothing I do
will bring the world any closer to Truth.
Maybe there is a god, and maybe he
does hate gays, and maybe he is racist,
and maybe you’re right, I’m going to hell.

Billy ‘the Hill’ McGill

Someone y’all should know about:

The 12th collegiate player all time with over 2,000 points and 1,000 boards.  The few who beat him to the punch: Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor, and Jerry West.

First overall pick in the NBA draft, 1962.  Some amazing company: Elgin Baylor and Oscar Robertson again.  Kareem.  Magic Johnson.  Olajuwon and Ewing.  David Robinson, Shaq, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming, LeBron.  Take a look.

Why do I mention him?  Because it’s playoff time, and this guy is a local hero.  All-American in high school, 4 straight All-LA selections, 3 city championships.  A killer player and a killer guy all around.
And you know what else?  He’s gonna put out a book.  Believe that.  Stay tuned.