The ruins of this basketball are proof it’s too hot for playground hoops.
Actually, it’s too hot for anything. Just stay inside, sit under the air conditioner and have a two big slices of your mama’s pecan pie or cobia cobbler with three tall glasses of high-fat chocolate milk.
The problem with the heat on Sunday, June 25, is that summer just started and it’s already feeling like August. It was 92 degrees at 7 p.m.
What will August feel like when it arrives?
Perhaps it will feel like that basketball looks.
Did the ball explode because of the heat?
Did it have too much air?
Did a truck run over it?
Did the truck run over it while scraping the Coast?
My suspicion is that a Scrapin the Coast truck hit the ball on Highway 90 in West Biloxi and dragged it all the way to the Walgreens parking lot at Highway 49 and Pass Road in Gulfport, where I found it at 7 p.m. Sunday.