I Am Not Paul Mokeski
The matriarch of my family made it clear to each male grandchild that she expected him to eventually play basketball at the University of Kansas. Failure to reach this goal was unacceptable. It became clear well before I reached high school that my three-inch vertical leap, average stature and inadequate reflexes disappointed my family. It wouldn't be the last time I shamed them. A normal man might learn to loathe the unattainable benchmark. Not me- I've always loved the team. It's a great day.