Hooray for Jason McElwain! Imagine, being benched for an entire season, knowing you could play as good — if not better — than the rest of the kids. Then, surprise, surprise, you go on to sink 6 3-point shots at the end of the game. The very last game of your high school career. You go, Dude!
Why do you suppose J Mac was benched? Was it that he was autistic? Did some idiotic school administrator make this decision? Do you think???? I guess I didn’t realize that such idiocy was still legal in this country, but how naive am I? How did it slip past everyone that this kid was such a ringer?
My own Natty is the only one of my three sons interested in any sports. As I say at my talks, at least I have one normal boy! He is playing basketball with the Special Olympics and though he is no J Mac, he loves the game. He loves to throw the ball at other teammates’ heads; he loves to run in the wrong direction. It doesn’t matter. He is a quick stringbean of a boy and he is getting the chance to prove his mettle. Too bad it took so much longer for Jason McElwain, but better late than never!
J Mac, my new hero! A role model for Nat!