Today we hit up the famous Fonde Recreational Center. I wrote previously that this is where legendary NBA player Moses Malone mentored a young Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon during the early 80’s. It was said that Malone would play at Fonde during the off season and run the court every day and would only finish after getting tired running back to back games. Through this group, I learned about this location from one of the other members and so, it was added officially to the list.
Today is St. Patricks day and many of the regular people that have showed up to the other spots on Le Tour weren’t able to make it today, however that doesn’t deter the tour from continuing because the show must go on. My wife had a day off today and wanted to come join and help out so she volunteered to keep score and also make sure that people don’t erase other people’s name in the next tracker. Since there’s plenty of courts to use, the side that we were on didn’t have that many people waiting for next so it insured many games to be played.
While we didn’t have that many people show up, I had fun meeting some new hoopers at the Fonde and I let them know to join our group so we can continue to grow and meet new friends and opponents. I want to thank my good friend Eric Torres for coming out, he actually has been fighting off chronic knee pain and a bad back for the last few weeks and hasn’t been able to make it to any of Le Tour Stops but will try to play with our team Rocket Town at this weekend’s blacktop 3 vs 3 battle. Also fellow members LaChad Holmes and Deonte Morris who actually resides in Katy and has taken the time to travel to come meet with us these last few times.
Today was a beautiful day and there’s only more stop to Le Tour de Houston. Tomorrow we will hit up the Justin Recreation Center to finish the tour and call it a wrap. If you’re reading this and haven’t joined us, make sure you do and come hoop. Until then
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