Andrew Bynum: A Boy among Men

December 25th, 2009 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »
It’s Christmas Eve here in Los Angeles.  In some parts of the world it is already Christmas morning, and bright-eyed children are ripping away wrapping paper like a defensive lineman bull-rushing a quarterback.

This is one holiday that is all about the children and all about the joys of youth.  It’s somewhat paradoxical, but when you’re young, you wish you were older.  Then when you’re older, you wish you were younger.

They say children grow up fast nowadays.  I suppose it’s true physically and biologically, but not when it comes to maturity.  

Maturity is a process of evolving, and processes take time.  All of nature is locked into this process; so is man, whether he likes it or not.  And that includes avid sports fans, writers, and commentators alike.

Ever since the dawn of instant coffee and TV dinners, man has been on a mad rush toward instant gratification.  “I want it, and I want it right now!”

And in most cases, he gets it.  Hence, the iPhone, the iPod Touch, the Blackberry.  You name it and man gets it, and he gets it right now.

All except for one thing—maturity.

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