With each passing day I think about all the time spent in the schoolyard playing basketball.
We had all sorts of players. We had good outside shooters, a few good point guards and some guys who were bangers inside. We also had a few guys who could jump. I mean really jump. I’m talking really, really high.
As Jackie Ryan would often say, “he was talkin’ to the Lord!”
A few guys stand out when you think of ball players from the neighborhood who “got up!”
Timmy Kemp, one of the highest jumpers from the neighborhood sent me a few pictures.
Notice the Pony T.K.’s rockin’ in the picture. Those sneakers were in style. I recall getting a pair from Modell’s. Matter of fact, I probably saw Timmy wearing them one day in the yard and decided to pick up a pair for myself. He’s also sporting the down vest that everyone threw over a sweatshirt when they played in the cold weather.
TK is living in Alabama and doing well.