Are you tired of cry-baby athletes? Tired of seeing “it takes all of us” and BLM logos everywhere? Are you tired of wondering when the next entitled, whiny millionairesis going to kneel for a pretend cause? Tired of seeing primadonna’s refusing to play through adversity, disrespecting the fans and their coaches all while playing children’s games. Throw in a touch of social justicing, and a pinch of virtue signaling, include a dash of hypocrisy and you have the recipe for most college and professional sports. That’s why many purists look to high school and pee wee sports. It helps if you have a kid playing, otherwise probably should skip the girl’s volleyball games, but I digress. In youth sports you have kids playing together for fun, because sports are supposed to be fun. Not only fun, sports at the youth level can also be inspirational. A 13-year-old in Louisville boy named Josiah Johnson has taken the sports world by storm and is balling out for his middle school team, all while having no legs. There’s inspiration for you! Check this out and suck it LeBron!
Josiah Johnson is quickly proving to be a secret weapon for his middle school basketball team. The 13-year-old was born without legs but continues to shine on the hardwood in his first year.
Johnson, who attends Marion C. Moore School in Louisville, Kentucky, first made headlines in November when he made the team — on merit. He doesn’t view his condition as a disability.
Johnson could have played in his wheelchair, but decided that would be “too easy.” His coach said that, wheelchair or not, the 13-year-old inspiration earned his spot on the team with tenacity, determination and talent.
13-year-old Josiah Johnson does not see his condition as a disability. Instead, he keeps knocking down three-pointers and creating matchup nightmares as a defender! 👏https://t.co/mNkNgEmfH2
— OutKick (@Outkick) January 26, 2023
In a nation full of cry-babies and complainers, Josiah Johnson has pulled himself up, pardon the metaphor, but by the bootstraps! The boy doesn’t even have any! Forget handicapped, Johnson is proving anything can be done with hard work and determination, two things that are in short supply in Joe Biden’s America. Johnson is a winner, and he possesses a spirit that most people don’t. We take being able to walk for granted where this young man doesn’t even own shoes, not even for show!
He is not only playing, but thriving. Johnson is wicked with his dribbles, lights out from beyond the arc, and has an uncanny ability to find open teammates from the point.
His best play came a few weeks back as time expired. Johnson was out on the 3-point line with seconds left when his teammate dished him the ball. He drained the triple and was mobbed on the floor. (Video of the play at 1:48 below)
Johnson was recently featured on the (communist) CBS Evening News, and the bright, engaging kid doesn’t see his situation as a disability, especially on the hardwood. In fact, watching the video you can see what a smooth stroke he has and how fast his hands are. How do you dribble around someone that close to the ground with hands that quick? You can’t! What have any of us done today? How have we inspired anyone? Seeing Josiah Johnson hustle down the court, swatting the ball away and the huge smile on his face restores faith that there are still hard workers in a nation of lazy, spoiled, entitled youths.
Johnson continues to inspire his teammates, opponents, and all those who know his story. His disability may prove a challenge on the surface, but he isn’t letting it stop him from making his mark!
Josiah Johnson needs to be held up (not literally) in an age where no one wants to try hard or go the extra mile. A lack of legs hasn’t stopped this kid from being the best version of himself, and America needs to pay attention.
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