Description: Aerial view of a standard NBA basketball court, a horizontal rectangle. Two equal sides of the court are mirrored by the (vertically drawn) half-court line, which bisects the center circle. Each side has a three-point line arching around the key (shaded rectangle, also called free throw lane) and basket. At the top of the key is the free throw circle (dashed line within shaded area, solid line outside), bisected by the free throw line. There are four midcourt area markers along the side lines. The graphic includes a key to abbreviations and scale line showing 12-ft distance.
LightHouse Interpoint is a literary series featuring perspectives from blind writers around the world. We started with a Month of Blind Women in March, and proceed into April with a timely reflection on sports and identity from Bay Area native Diego Kusnir. Here Kusnir reflects on the Golden State Warriors’ long arc from underdog to victor, a life trajectory to which many of us can relate. If you’d like to write for Interpoint, please first examine the guidelines here.
by Diego Kusnir
Something happened when my vision got blurry as a kid. I went from just playing basketball to also, suddenly, being obsessed with sports radio, and specifically the Golden State Warriors.
I listened to every game. I obsessed over players like Latrell Sprewell, Chris Mullen, and Joe Smith. I listened to sports talk religiously, clock radio pressed against my ear, buried under my sheets so my parents wouldn’t hear, insatiably hoping the radio hosts would mention the Warriors, even though back then the Warriors were such an embarrassment that absolutely no one wanted to talk about them. Continue reading Warriors: Shaking Off the Underdog Narrative→