Every year I would travel down to Venice Beach in Los Angeles and join my friends at the annual Western Shootout. The Western Shootout was a great tournament of basketball while being played on the beach.
I started attending this tournament back in 1994. Oh the memories that were made their and the people I got to meet are forever planted in my mind.
Me and my best friend Greg McCall started heading down their every year together. I got a chance to play in the tournament once back in 2001. I was not as good as the guys on the court but I appreciated the few minutes I got. So many great memories made at Venice Beach.
My hoop life was enriched because these men. They were all heroes to me and still are.