Billy* loved basketball, but was not very good at it. His mentor, Tom, had played on his high school team. They would practice together a little each week.
One day they were challenged to a game by two teenagers who were pretty good. The game went back and forth, and finally Billy and Tom had the ball with a chance to make the game winning basket. Tom had an easy lay-up to win the game, but chose to pass the ball out to Billy for the final shot.
Billy later told me, no one ever trusted me like that. I think he really cares about me!
Article by: George Bundt