36. A Day in the Park – 36. Um dia no parque

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36. A Day in the Park

Michael Hall always loved playing basketball with his brother Scott. They lived next to a park, and they went to play basketball at the park every day. Michael was a junior at his college, and Scott was a freshman. They both tried out for the college team, but were so nervous during the tryouts that they didn’t make it. One day, while they were playing basketball, Michael noticed that a guy was watching them play. When Michael and Scott finished playing, the guy who was watching them went up to Michael.

“You guys have some skills,” the guy said. Michael finally realized who the man was. It was Charles King, a famous basketball player. Charles told them that he used to play basketball at that park too when he was younger. Charles asked them if they played for school, or if they had a team with friends. They said they didn’t make it into their school’s team. “I never made it into my school’s basketball team either,” Charles said.

Charles asked the brothers if they wanted to play a game of 2 on 1, they happily said yes. Charles won, of course, but he told the brothers that they were really good. Charles then told the brothers that he was starting a basketball camp at his old high school, and if they were interested; they could join it for free. The brothers had heard about it, and said that they would love to join. “We just have to ask our mother,” Scott said. Charles laughed, and said, “Of course, you don’t want to get mom mad.” The two brothers ran back home, and they told their mom about what had happened at the park. She told them that they could join as long as they kept up with their homework and their classes. The brothers agreed, and went back to the park to practice.

36. Um dia no parque

Michael Hall sempre amou jogar basquete com seu irmão Scott. Eles viviam perto de um parque, e eles iam jogar basquete todo dia. Michael era um veterano na sua faculdade, e Scott era um novato. Ambos tentaram muito pelo time da faculdade, mas estavam tão nervosos durante as seletivas que não conseguiram. Um dia, enquanto eles estavam jogando basquete, Michael notou que um cara estava assistindo-lhes jogar. Quando Michael e Scott terminaram o jogo, o cara que os estava assistindo foi para cima de Michael.

“Vocês, garotos têm algumas habilidades,” o cara disse. Michael finalmente percebeu quem era o homem. Era Charles King, um famoso jogador de basquete. Charles disse-lhes que também costumava jogar basquete naquele parque quando era mais jovem. Charles perguntou se eles jogavam pela escola, ou se eles tinham um time com amigos. Eles disseram que não conseguiram entrar no time da escola deles. “Eu nunca consegui entrar no time de basquete da minha escola também,” Charles disse.

Charles perguntou aos irmãos se eles gostariam de jogar um jogo de 2 a 1, eles felizes disseram sim. Charles venceu, obviamente, mas ele disse aos irmãos que eles eram bons realmente. Charles então disse aos irmãos que ele estava iniciando um torneio de basquete no seu antigo colégio, e se eles estavam interessados; eles poderiam participar de graça. Os irmãos tinham ouvido falar sobre aquilo, e disseram que eles amariam participar. “Nós só temos que pedir à nossa mãe,” Scott disse. Charles riu, e disse, “É claro, vocês não querem deixar a mãe louca.” Os dois irmãos correram de volta para casa, e eles falaram à mãe deles sobre o que tinha acontecido no parque. Ela lhes disse que eles poderiam participar contanto que eles mantivessem aulas e lição de casa deles. Os irmãos concordaram, e foram de volta ao parque praticar.

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