10/25/09

Top 5 in Gracepoint

During a hangout time at NL, Brother E and Brother K bumped into each other…

Brother E: Hey! We haven’t played basketball in a long time, we need to play!

Brother K: Oh, sure! I’m down to play anytime!

E: You better watch out though. I’m ranking myself in the Top 5.

K: Oh?! Top 5?! What do you mean? Of your peer class?

E: No.. of this church!

K: Wow.. what do you mean? Like Top 5 at the point guard position?

E: No.. Top 5 in overall raw talent! I’m pretty much playing the best basketball of my life right now.

K: Oh wow…that’s quite a statement… what happens if someone plays you and beats you? Does that mean you’re not in the Top 5?

E: No… that just means he’s top 5 as well! If he can beat me, he deserves to be in the top 5!

K: (in disbelief) Wow, you must be really, really good.

About a month later, after morning prayer band at NL where most people left and just a few brothers hanging out in the foyer…

E: HEY, We need to settle this right now. I’m playing the best basketball of my life right now and I can’t waste my top 5 talent!

K: What? Right now? I don’t’ know if I’m ready…

E: Let’s go! I’m tired of you making excuses! We need to play one on one right now!

Brother E and Brother K played 1 on 1. After E shot the ball for takeout and missed, Brother E never regained possession of the ball as he fell quickly 7-0. It was a fast though agonizing game due to the lopsided score for Brother E, but Brother E could not accept his defeat. Convinced that the outcome was a fluke, E demanded to play a best of 3 series to prove his claim as “Top 5 of Gracepoint”.. In a lose-lose situation of not wanting to completely destroy Brother E’s self-esteem and also fearing the possibility of losing to E, K reluctantly agreed to play another game of 1 on 1. The game ended with the exact same score, 7-0, and not in the favor of Brother E.

K: Um… (Awkwardly) good game..

EC: Just letting you know, if I had beaten you, I wouldn’t tell anyone about it.

15 comments:

justinjkim said...

I have this sinking feeling that I know who brother E is...

Andy T said...

Some people would say that I'm top five, and let me just say, if that's the case, then so is brother E. This game notwithstanding, brother E is pretty darn good.

Bryan S said...

Ditto to Andy T's comment. Some people say I'm pretty good, but I think brother E's game surpasses mine

kobe b said...

I haven't met most of the guys in your church, but I've seen brother E play, and he's outstanding. This brother K must be awesome, darn near professional level.

P.S. I bet you're surprised that I read disgracepoint. But I love it, it's hilarious. and uplifting.

kevan h said...

yeah I know brother E too, and I must say, his game is phenomenal!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Brother W who is the same peer class as Brother E, who once thought himself to be good enough to walk-on to the Cal bball squad.

Anonymous said...

Brother E is overrated... just like the Cal football team...

Michael J said...

One of the reasons I retired was for fear that I would one day meet E C on the bball court. That man is spectacular. If he didn't already have a career in law, I'd still be shaking in my Air Jordan hightops.

Nathan said...

I am honored to share the same last name with Brother E.

Eddie House said...

I am honored to share the same first name as brother E.C.

John said...

I think we need to do some identity confirmation on these posts...

Steven said...

This has got to be one of the most disgraceful disgracepoint posts of all time.

gracie said...

man... these comments are ridiculous...

paul said...

you guys have met brother E?!!!!

AAAHhhhh!!!! INCREDIBLE!

I hear he has a 53 inch vertical.

Mike Montgomery said...

Brother E is probably good enough to be a scholarship player on my team. How could I have not offered him a scholarship already?