I can remember the first day I beat my father in a game of one-on-one. Not only was he pretty unhappy about it, but at that moment I think he realized that his skinny carcass could no longer compete with my chubby frame. Meaning, I owned my father’s rear on the court.
That kind of stuff is usually a glorious moment for sons or daughters. You know, the moment when your dad is no longer an unbeatable player who somehow feels like Kareem every time you play him, but is now just some dude you bang around in the paint because he is old, feeble and can’t actually hit a 15-foot jumper to save his life.
Now imagine being able to do that and being able to crush the spirits of his alma mater. Not sure what it would look like?
That is Michigan Wolverines forward, Glenn Robinson III, nailing a buzzer-beater against his father’s alma mater.
The win has pretty huge NCAA Tournament implications for Michigan. It also does a great deal in helping to highlight just how good of a player Robinson is. However, the biggest story has to be about the crushing defeat Papa Robinson (former NBA player Glenn Robinson) must feel.
I mean it is his flesh and blood doing big things — against his alma mater. Obviously I kid. I am sure he is more thrilled that his son did that than he is about his school losing. With all of that being said, though, one can only assume that their one-on-one pickup games are a little more competitive than the ones we have had with our fathers.
Still, my old man knows not to take it in the lane anymore. I suggest Glenn Robinson III uses his youth and bangs his father around a little bit.
Those old bums.