When kids couldn’t into Saturday’s Ball Up street basketball season finale at Cox Pavilion because it was sold out, kids did what kids always seem to do.
They found a way to entertain themselves.
In this case, the kids turned Jerry Tarkanian’s statue on the walkway outside of the arena into a piece of playground equipment.
The dark form in the middle of the photo is Tark’s bronzed likeness, chomping on a towel. The brighter forms hanging from it are kids having fun.
I spoke to the mother of one of the kids, who had no idea who Jerry Tarkanian was, what he did or why they cast his image in bronze.
Still, I think Tark will like this photo, because the old Rebels coach had a soft spot for kids having a good time at a basketball game, even if was outside the building.