There’s no such thing as “too short”

This is an inspiring story of perseverance about a 5’5″ (5 foot, 5 inch, or 165 cm.) guy who taught himself to dunk a basketball. The video moves pretty slowly, so I think it’ll be easy for students to understand.

“Everybody fails. The only way to get to succeeding is failing. You have to learn how to succeed. It’s just that simple.”

Here’s more about this determined guy. (from The Atlantic)

One question I had: I’m not much of a basketball fan, but are players allowed to hang from the rim like that? I think I’ll go google that…

Writing prompt: Has anyone every told you — or have you ever felt — that you were “too …” to do something?


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