Monday, January 17, 2011


Hello everyone! I know it’s been a nice piece of time since I last wrote a blog entry but I have had some serious health issues the last month. Since October, I had been having some off and on again pain in my stomach that wouldn’t seem to go away. I told my trainer about it and we thought it could’ve been anything from a stomach virus to gas to an abdominal strain. Turns out I had a serious infection around my appendix. I have been in and out of the hospital the last month trying to treat this problem. My mother came over because she thought they were going to have to do emergency surgery but they couldn't do it. The infected area is too inflamed and no surgery can be performed to remove the appendix with infection around it. So now I am just trying to take it easy and take my medication to wait out this time enduring process. They haven’t given me a return date to when I can come back to the court but hopefully I can get back on there by the end of the month.

The team started out this month with some pretty good wins to help build our confidence going into the next round. WE won them both at home and beating my old team Rishon in the process. It really hurt me to have to sit out that game but I was super happy when we beat them. With me being out of the line-up, we don’t have as many players in rotation, so some guys have been having to play more minutes than usual. Our last few games it has caught up with us because we have played 7 games in 13 days with seven guys and we dropped some tough games. I am really looking forward to getting back on the court to help my teammates, sitting on the sideline really makes you take notice how much you really do love to play the game of basketball.

In the next few weeks I will be posting information about Larry O'Bannon’s Summer Basketball Camp ’11 on facebook and through emails. If you have any questions about any information please don’t hesitate to send us an email at the website Look forward to seeing all my campers again this summer!

Larry O.