I met Norman back in high school. We were both aspiring hoopers who consistently went to the local basketball courts in our hometown. Norman’s name was and still is well known over at those courts. As for me, nobody knows of me which is totally fine (it’s better that way). On those courts is where Norman was dubbed the name Stormin’ Norman. This dude was that lefty who would run off picks, formatting his game after Richard “Rip” Hamilton. Not only would he run you off the picks, this was street ball, so of course he’d add some of his own sauce and style to his game. Being a lefty would always throw people off. He’d take you off the dribble, post you up, or simply just run the court by being a soft spoken leader whose game did plenty of talking.
Fast forward to nearly 8 years later. Norman and I are once again able to reconnect through hoops. He’s now working with top athletes to perfect their game & to take it to the next level. I hit him up recently to see if he was interested to hit up our hometown court for a early morning photoshoot and a little shootaround. Once he said he was all for it then everything just started rolling from there.
wordplay & stills by yours truly,