Brandon Bass is a professional basketball player, currently a power forward for the Boston Celtics. At 28, Brandon decided to take swimming lessons for the first time after his son told him he wanted to learn to swim.
Just because I’m fearless on the court doesn’t mean that I’m fearless in my everyday life. In fact, even something fun and seemingly harmless like a swimming pool can scare me. The truth is—I never learned to swim as a child. I may be able to score a career playoff high of 27 points for the Boston Celtics, but if you threw me into the ocean, I’d drown.