by K. Kozla
From the time we are little stars are a part of our lives. The early days in school where we are trying to obtain gold and silver stars to show we accomplished something to be proud of. Skipping a few years as we age and learn to believe that wishing on the stars in the sky in the hopes of making our dreams come true. Even as an adult we gaze upon the stars that walk amongst us like Actors, Political Figures, Sports figures and even the lesser known ones like Doctors and Nurses, Teachers and Firefighters. We all shoot to be amongst the stars, to achieve the goals we set ahead of us. Andrew Bynum and MarShon Brooks are no different. Both men are making moves to show how brightly their stars can shine.
MarShon Brooks was chosen to participate in the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge featuring rookies and second-year NBA players taking place as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend on February 24th. Brooks is averaging 14.8 points a game placing him second among rookies.
Andrew Bynum, for his part, is going to be the going to his first All-Star game. It was a goal he set for himself six years ago, but with perseverance, practice and drive he managed to get himself to the place he wanted to be.
Two young men both setting an example to future players and dreamers that placing high goals on yourself is something to be done. Don’t listen to those who say you can’t. Don’t let others talk you out of dreaming big. Dream big, the bigger the better and never give up. We could not be prouder of the goals they are striving for and the achievements they are making.
God Speed to those who show us we should dream and God Speed to the dreamers!