Who’s Speaking: NBA Player or My Cousin Mike?

A quiz just in time for the NBA Finals.

  1. Bulk pick-up, weekend, or?
  2. Wait, dinner…
  3. The important thing is this: Just because I’m doing well doesn’t mean that they’re going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere.
  4. I think going to college for that one year was probably the best thing I have ever done.
  5. Nah or just right
  6. The last couple of practices, all we’ve been doing is a lot of defensive things. We’ve been going over some drills that make all of us have to communicate.
  7. But it is a black man’s game, and it will be forever.
  8. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
  9. Dessert and sprinkles, okay?
  10. No matter how good you are, there’s a lot of luck involved.

  • My Cousin Mike: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9
  • NBA Player: 3 (Earvin “Magic Johnson), 4 (Carmelo Anthony), 6 (Kevin Garnett), 7 (Larry Bird/My Cousin, Mike), 8 (Michael Jordan), 10 (Reggie Miller)
Photo courtesy of Corey Bond

Ryan Sartor's humor writing has appeared in The Metric and is forthcoming from The Blue Hour Magazine. His nonfiction has appeared in The Rumpus, Identity Theory, and indieWIRE, among other publications. In 2012, he graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Creative Writing. Ryan was recently a visiting writer at Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven. Follow him.