Tuesday, April 14, 2009

73 yr old Ken Mink makes the basketball team at Roane State!!!

Now this is what I call an "OLD School Baller" lol
His name is Ken Mink and
because he decided to join the Air Force 53 years ago, he missed out on his second year of juco basketball. It's been a decision in his life that he has always regretted. Ken Mink is 73 years old and he plays basketball for Roane State which is a community college in (Harriman, TN)

I know this story has inspired me and I think it will inspire everyone in their own little way as well. I respect the fact that despite his age Ken still followed his dream in finishing playing college basketball. I don't know about ya'll, but I wish when I'm his age I can be in the same shape as he's in. lol

On another note do you think he's just doing it for publicity? overall i respect him for not giving up because i know that's what a lot of people do, but i wish him luck in staying healthy.

This story aired on WATE-TV6 (Knoxville, TN) on October 29, 2008.


  1. LOL @ the comment above me like this is no big deal.

    Haha..but yeah, i heard about this dude awhile ago, didn't think he was still going at it. From the last i read he got NO playing time whatsoever, but the fact that he still got that much love and dedication for the game shows alot.

  2. yeah that really touched me to see some one have so much love for the game of basketball!

    this is why basketball is the best sport ever created :) lol

  3. lOl he is really mad old!
    He better be careful out there on the court lol
    He's def an inspiration though..when i'm like 80 ima be a model or sumthing ;)

  4. aww i feel you brii, as long as you still have those sexy cheeks along with that smile you will be aiight!!! lol