My First Post: What I did the last couple of days
posted: Friday, March 9, 2007 at 5:11 PM
Ok, so this is my first blog. I'm just gonna let you know what I've been up to the last couple of days? Cool? After the San Antonio game, Coach gave me a couple days off, so I got to go up to Seattle and see my girlfriend, who's pregnant. I actually got to go to a doctor's appointment with her, I got to hear his heartbeat, so that was really exciting. I also got a chance to spend a time with family, I got to see my grandmother and we looked through old photo albums, stuff like that, it was fun. And, today, I came back to practice, just trying to get back to work, trying to get back on a winning track. We dropped one, our last game, to San Antonio. So today, we just came in and got a lot of work in, but you can definitely see improvement in our team. It's the last month, but guys are still just trying, improving and wanting to get better, so that is a positive sign.
The excitement of having a newborn is pretty great. At first, I did a good job of keeping it in the back of my mind because it was so far away. Now, she is past her 35 week mark, so he could be born any day now. Now I'm on pins and needles, I'm so excited. I just can't wait until he gets here and I get to be a dad and start a new chapter in my life. My girlfriend is actually up in Seattle, we don't have any family around here and I wanted her to be around family in case the baby was born and I was out of town or something. I just want her to be comfortable and she has a good support group there, I just try and go and visit her as much as possible. I talked to Coach, about being there when he is born, and he said just let him know, they will make sure and get me out of here. We are still trying to improve this team, so right now, I am just trying to balance the two out, but I think Coach know that when I'm out on the court I'm all business and when I get a chance to go back home, then I try and do that. Right now, Coach is saying, being there for the birth of your first child is important and when it come that time, just let him know. And the organization has just been really positive and they're behind me, so I'm just excited about everything right now.
The last couple of days I've been watching some NCAA basketball. I've been watching my Huskies. They lost a tough one last night in the Pac-10 tourney. They have a good young team, four freshman, three sophomores, and they've had some growing pains this year. I told them just to remember all the losses they took this year and take it out on somebody next year. They're excited, they are going to do they're best at NIT and just prepare for next season.
I also watched Oregon a little bit...I watched Cal and UCLA a little bit. We lost in the first round last year of the Pac-10 tourney, like UCLA did. I think they are playing for that national championship. I'm not saying they lost on purpose, they gave a great effort and I just don't think they mind that much that they are done. Coach is going to give them a couple days off and they are going to get ready to make their push. It was surprising, but at the same time, I think it's good for the conference, maybe you can get seven teams in. that would be really amazing.
I think the Ducks are one of the scariest teams in the tournament. They remind me so much of my Washington teams, we put a lot of guards out on the floor. Aaron Brooks is playing great basketball and they have other guys around like Bryce Taylor and they are just playing good basketball. I think Oregon could be one of the big surprises of the NCAA tournament and I think USC is another team that can go in there and be scary. I think the Pac-10 is doing a great job this year, the Washington Huskies are 7th place in the conference, so I think that says a lot about the conference. They're a deep conference, so I hope they can go into this tournament and really make some noise.
We're getting ready to take on Golden State on Sunday. Then we go on the road for the Nuggets and have the Pistons the next night at home. It's going to be a busy week. LaMarcus and I are sharing this blog, so next post will be from him. Maybe he'll let you in on when he met Jamie Foxx. I saw some pics. Looked cool. Talk you guys later!