What up, what up everybody? Took a little time off because it still stings when I think about us not being in the NBA Finals. I didn’t really want to watch the Celtics and Lakers, but I’m a basketball player so of course I’m going to check it out here and there.
I was so happy to see Ray Allen play well the other night and get that record for threes. He taught me a lot when I was coming up as a young player in Seattle and I’ll always be tight with him. He taught me about taking care of my body and getting to the gym early to get up hundreds of shots. I’m happy for him, but I do wish that was us out there and not the Celtics.
I wanted to tell you guys and girls in the Orlando area about the Rashard Lewis Basketball Camp that we have coming up. We’ll have a lot of really good instructors there and yours truly will get out on the floor and work with the kids throughout the camp.
The camp runs June 21 (Monday) through June 25 (Friday) and will be held at the Lake Brantley Athletic Complex for a second consecutive year. In case you need to Mapquest it, the address is 991 Sandlake Road in Altamonte Springs.
The cost for the 5-day camp is $195. And each kid who attends will receive a Rashard Lewis Camp T-shirt, an autographed picture, a certificate and a bag of goodies.
So if your kids are looking for a cool camp to attend this summer, come on out to my camp. I think the kids will all have a good time and get some really good instruction from elite coaches and NBA players. And you never know, some of my teammates with the Magic might even show up to play ball with the kids out on the court.
I like to think of this as one of the ways I can give back to the community. I used to be a little kid too growing up in Houston, and wanting to meet a professional athlete. I never really got many chances to do that, so I want to show kids that I’m a regular person just like them and if they dream big and work hard that they might be able to make it to the NBA too.
I get a big kick out of playing ball with the kids and hanging out with them. Sometimes I think I have more fun at these camps than the kids do. We do get kind of silly from time to time, but it’s fun.
So I hope to see you guys out there at the camp Monday through Friday. It should be a lot of fun again this year.