Playing basketball today, I was on fire. What does being “on fire” actually mean? For me being on fire means that I am moving around the court with ease, almost like I have helium in my shoes. My shots are falling from almost any angle when I am on fire; today I probably had 20 points, two of which came when I drove to the basket on a fast break, finishing with a running baby hook.

The furnace inside me–the one that keeps my basketball passion burning–never ebbs when I’m on fire. I don’t get tired when this fire burns. The game never seems to move fast enough for me, but at the same time I see plays develop before they happen–my mind slows the game down when I am on fire.

This feeling I only get playing basketball, sometimes, is addicting.