After months of constant practice (aka once a week max before we were tired after ~30 minutes), last night was the night. The birth of something great, something indomitable.
Last night, Dunkcord took to the court for the very first time.
On a cool Sunday evening at the esteemed Cameron Indoor Stadium (and by that I mean a local SF high school), Dunkcord played team Ball Don't Lie. An intimidating name, to be sure, but we never let that affect us.
Why? Because our roster is absolutely STACKED. We have:
Eric "Active Hands" Edelman
Kevin "Slimjim" Wang
Rob "Layups" Balian
Tim "Dr. J" Johnson
Adi "Scrappy" Rathnam
Andrew "Inside and Out" Ho
Aaron "Body Up" Rosenberg
Dennis "3-2 Zone" Qin
Missing out on this inaugural performance were Xuan "Drive and Dish" Li and Danny "Jump Shot" Feinberg, but fear not, they'll be in attendance from this point forward.
The game got off to a less than stellar start, with Dunkcord falling behind rapidly, as their man defense simply had them outmatched by the more skilled (on paper) Ball Don't Lie. Men were getting beaten, switches weren't happening, and it was evident that it wasn't going to be pretty if a change didn't occur.
After 25 minutes of play, Dunkcord trailed by 14.
Dunkcord had considered starting the game with its world-renowned zone D; however, we opted to punt it for the first half. Now glaringly evident that this was a mistake, the transition happened, and the results shined bright like a diamond.
Within seconds, Dunkcord began forcing turnovers on D and ceased being beaten to the rim. While the offense was still highly suspect, as we were lacking our best ball-handlers, suddenly the game became competitive.
The game progressed, both teams going up and down the court, getting more and more gassed with each possession.
As the final whistle blew and Rob "Layups" Balian kissed one off the glass, the scoreboard displayed:
Ball Don't Lie (36) - Dunkcord (22)
Trash was talked and handshakes were given, but in the end, Dunkcord's debut was nothing short of a solid start to the season. I'm pretty sure we did way better than anyone anticipated, so we're brimming with confidence.
All in all, it's going to be an exciting season, and we can't wait to see what's in-store.
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