I was never good at sports and have never pretended to be good at them. I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses and sports is most definitely in the latter category.
But you know what, I got respect for this hustle. It's like Nike says: Just do it. Whatever it takes to win. At all costs.
Arlisha Boykins, a 22-year-old former assistant coach on the Churchland JV girls basketball team in Portsmouth, impersonated a 13-year-old player that played for the Truckers. The student-athlete was out of town at a club basketball tournament, parents of the girl told WAVY TV 10 Sports Director Craig Loper.
Craig has also learned that the JV head coach, along with the head coach of the varsity team, has been fired. Sources tell 10 On Your Side that the varsity coach was "encouraging the behavior" during the game.
Wow, all three coaches gone in one fell swoop? That's ruthless. Almost as ruthless as impersonating a teenager in a middle school basketball game.
So how'd Coach Boykins do against a bunch of teeny boppers? Well, she did okay. From the highlight reel:
☝️That's Boykins in #1, blocking a drive-and-bank by someone who's probably too young to have a learner's permit. Good hustle.
☝️There she is pushing hard for an easy overhander, after which she openly gloats at a bunch of players who all probably still have designated bedtimes.
☝️That's a fine free throw stance she's got there, but what I'm really noticing is that ref up there in the corner. Am I wrong or is he looking at her like, "Man, that girl looks old."
The worst part of the story, of course, is the bad example it sets for the other players:
"Coaches always preach to the kids about integrity and those types of things, so I was just shocked," the father of the 13-year-old said.