OK...my PS is basically about the obstacles I've overcome to become a successful college basketball player. I'd appreciate any input on the first paragraph, because I'm not sure if the tone is really appropriate (plus things that I think are funny might just be lame). BTW, despite the fact that I started out talking about me in high school, rest assured that the vast majority of the essay is going to talk about what I did in college.
If Las Vegas bookmakers had taken bets on such things during the summer of 2000, their odds against me becoming a college basketball player would probably have been similar to their odds against Ralph Nader winning the Presidential election. Iíd experienced some success on my high school team, but players of my build simply arenít cut out to play basketball in college. Iím a 6í4 post player, tiny by college standards. I canít jump. Iím not quick. Worst of all, my game is downright ugly. If Michael Jordanís effortless grace can be compared to a great piece of art, my comical lumbering on the court is more aesthetically analogous to the assortment of multi-colored porcelain ducks that so many grandmas proudly display in their kitchen.
What do y'all think?