I know. It is downtown Los Angeles and it’s supposed to be cooler. NOT. My sandaled feet were on FIRE most of the day. Anyway….12U Coach Darryl McDonald actually took a break from coaching and was able to FOR ONCE be a proud, admiring spectator from the sidelines. He gave the temp coaching job to Brian’s dad, Eric Devereaux (above with the boys) who subbed players in and out at the appropriate times, as well as bark out a few random orders.
At 12:00pm, CAVS 12U battled Four Ballin’ and won, 17-7.
On Sunday, at 10:00am, CAVS 12U set off the morning with a win against LA Elite, 18-3, thrusting them into the championship game at 12:15pm….with the same exact team, of course.
Of course it is also quite a delight to have a parent on an opposing team verbally urge their kid to elbow, nudge and aggressively push, pull and hold one of our biggest team members (who could have easily pummeled said kid into the gravel without effort, but was in a good mood that day) then heckle loudly and shamelessly about our team member being “big” throughout the entire game until Nike 3 on 3 supervisors had to throw such parent out of the area. Hmmm. I wonder if anyone took the time to explain to that parent (whom we have seen in tourneys on many occasions) that our big guy is only going to be even bigger next year. EXHIBIT A:
CAVS 2012....u ready?