My gym here in Madrid recently started offering pick up basketball once a week so I thought I’d give it a try. Basketball is by no means the most popular sport here in Europe but it sure is trendy…dare I say, hip. Imagine my surprise when I showed up as the only one not sporting a head-to-toe NBA jersey ensemble. *A note for the kings of kool: wearing an official NBA jersey and matching sweatbands does not mean you have game, in fact it makes you look pretty silly if you’re not very good at all.
In all fairness there were some people who were really pretty good which left me (luckily) somewhere in the middle but more importantly it was hilarious and a good work out. Not too far off from seeing so many European Premier League jerseys this summer in my hometown attached to people who don’t have a care in the world about soccer -ahem, football. It’s trending okay?!
I’m gonna let the fashionable be fashionable on this one but that doesn’t make it any less confusing and funny.