As part of my summer job,l I had to play basketball for the first time in years today.Seeing as to how I haven't played basketball in a long time, and the only sport I have been playing for the last 8 years has been tennis, I was expecting to suck terribly, but it wasn't the game in of itself that was so foreign, it was the experience of playing on a team. Having to watch the ball and the person I was guarding was in of itself confusing. Trying to avoid contacts and fouls was also quite baffling. But honestly, the two strangest parts were the player's attitudes towards each other and the game. Tennis is a gentleman's sport were people know their skills, try to be fair, and shakes hands at the end of the match. In basketball, there is 1 star player on every team who thinks they are Kobe, whines when they lose because "the team sucks", and call rqndom fouls. When you acknowledge a foul and stop playing, your team mates chide you for being too nice. Now I remeber why I hated gym. And now I also can't to get on a court and play a sport that is less about being flashy, and more about being good. Not to say basketball is a bad sport or requires no skill. I realize that a different set of skills is needed to play that sport. I just could never stand the attitude the attitude most people have when they're playing, like every time THEY step on court, they are playing at MSG.