From THE ROCK AND THE KANGAROOS:The remainder of the afternoon, the glory days at Baker College lay heavy on my heart--they were good times, growing up times, triumphant times, and times tinged with sadness. The day The Rock and I left Ferguson in August 1959 for our freshman year at Baker College came to my mind as if it had happened yesterday. As far as I am concerned, all those days at Baker happened yesterday, because they are part of me like the marrow in my bone. Who I am today, started the moment we left Ferguson The best District 9 basketball game ever played was tied 70 to 70 with 10 seconds left on the clock. Kirby called time out to prepare for the final shot of the game. When they brought the ball in, they quickly set a screen for their best shooter and he took a 23-foot jumper with six seconds on the clock. As soon as he turned the ball loose, I sprinted toward our basket, and as I looked back, I saw Suitcase come down with the rebound, flip it to Rock on the outlet, and The Rock hit me with a perfect strike as I went in the air and slam dunked the Kangaroos to Kansas City.