Greg Anthony Watching His Son Hit A Game Winner Has To Be One Of The Best Feelings Ever
I'm not a Dad so I'm not going to pretend I know how Greg Anthony felt watching his son hit a game winner while rocking his old jersey number. The closest I've gotten to that feeling is probably when I watched my dog Walter as a puppy go out the doggy door by himself to go to the bathroom for the first time. I may or may not have cried. But I can say with certainty that this is way cooler. It has to be such an awesome feeling not only to watch your son play in the NBA at the same position as you, but to see him actually have success. This is a big opportunity for Cole Anthony now that Markelle Fultz tore his ACL and who knows maybe this shot is what kicks off a nice little run for a Magic team that desperately needs him to play well.
Maybe it's because I also watched the Tiger documentary last night, but after watching this play I then started to think if I've ever made Papa Greenie this proud. His favorite thing to do is go to the Garden and ask all the young guys around his seats if they know Barstool Greenie as if I'm actually not a nobody on the internet (which I am). I find it very awkward and uncomfortable. One time a stoolie sent me this picture
and I felt so bad for these guys. Shoutout to you if you're any of the stoolies in this picture. I apologize if my Dad was annoying. It's his thing.
Don't get me wrong, blogging for this site is basically the biggest achievement and coolest thing I've ever done in my life, but Papa Greenie barely knows what the internet is. My parents still use a phonebook and print out Mapquest directions. I imagine him seeing me hit a game winner in the NBA would bring a different level of pride. The closest I've ever gotten to that is hitting a game winning corner three in like 8th grade. That was a big time monent in the Greenie household for sure. Oh well.
It also weirds me out a little bit that these guys we all watched play growing up are now watching their kids play in the NBA. I'm not even that old and it makes me feel old.
If you're a Dad reading this blog, I hope you too get to experience what Greg Anthony felt in that moment. Looks pretty cool and almost worth all the bullshit that goes into having kids. Granted, yours most definitely aren't making the NBA, but if they do I hope they hit a game winner.