All the sounds of basketball

December 8, 2014

Last week began Jacob’s entry into the world of league basketball. As the practice started and I heard the rhythmic thumping of a whole bunch of basketballs on the court, I smiled.  This sport sounds different than many others. For soccer you have the cheers from the parents along the sideline and the coach shouting some directions, with the movement of the ball relatively quiet. In baseball you have the sound of the umpire loudly calling strikes and balls along with the sound of the bat making contact with the ball. But basketball…..hello…..wow……now this is a sport with A LOT of sounds! All those basketballs being bounced during practice. The stomping of running feet up and down the court. The referee’s whistles. The scoreboard buzzer sound for every moment the game is stopped. So many sounds.

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