Imagine the greatest day of your life. It can be real, if you want, or it can be totally made-up. Doesn’t matter to me, just as long as it’s the best day ever.
Maybe you’re on the beach, lounging with some babes and getting your sun on in the middle of summer. Maybe you’re catching a game-winning touchdown that really should have been an interception during a Monday Night Football game. Maybe you’re getting married to the man of your dreams. Maybe you’re sprouting wings and legitimately learning how to fly, becoming the first human to achieve that hallowed feat. The possibilities are endless.
However, during all your imaginations, I guarantee that your best day ever isn’t anything like Chris Paul’s best day ever because there’s no way you like shooting layups as much as Chris Paul does. From ESPN:
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul went through basketball drills without a protective brace around his right thumb for the first time Monday, and said he anticipates playing in at least one preseason game and being ready for the Clippers’ season opener Oct. 30 versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Today was the first day they actually allowed me to shoot layups so today was the best day ever,” Paul told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
Chris Paul is an easy man to please, I guess. It doesn’t take much to make him happy, just a huge hat and a chance to shoot a few layups. Maybe throw in a puffy coat too, but that’s not a requirement.
All he really needs, and I think this is actually completely honest, is to be able to play basketball. A guy like Chris Paul is wired in a way that taking basketball away from him, even if it’s just for a month, is the same as cutting his legs off and forcing him to watch an endless Adam Sandler marathon made up of only movies he’s made in the past five years. Getting that wrist brace off and being allowed to get some shots up is like getting a pair of metal legs and turning off the DVD player, except on his arms and something that is a better analogy than this.
But you get the point. Even if it seems silly or an exaggeration that Chris Paul would care about shooting layups that much, it kind of isn’t. Basketball is his favorite sport and he loves the way they dribble up and down the court. Not being able to do that sucks for him, so the simple act of being able to shoot really could be his best day ever. Sure, maybe something minor like his wedding or the day his son was born is actually his best day ever, but I imagine he still enjoyed this quite a bit.