Do you believe in the phrase ‘Size does matter’? Then meet Jahmani Swanson. He will change your vision for ever.
Jahmani is a skilled basketball player. You must be wondering what is so special about this 29 year old American. Well, he is only 4 feet and 5 inches. Yes you have read it right. Swanson is a star of the New York Towers, a team where all the players are short in stature. But strong on proving – it’s not size that matters, but the skill and determination of an individual to take on all the odds that life throws.
Swanson was born with a form of dwarfism, but he has been a hoops fan since childhood. Idolizing Michael Jordan, he’d go on playing till middle of the night. Swanson believes, he would have played in the NBA if he were half a foot taller.
When life takes a difficult turn we look out for inspiration, hope to cope with that. At those hours people like Jahmani show us the real meaning of courage, faith and confidence. They inspire us to reach for our dreams despite of all odds.
Here’s a video of Swanson playing on court. Watch it and you’ll know why he is described as ‘Michael Jordan of Dwarf Basketball’.