Jaime Nared is 12 years old. She's also 6'1'' and a basketball player scoring 30 points a game, but instead of being heralded as the next big thing, Jaime is getting kicked off her team. You see, she was playing on a private boys' team in Oregon, and the parents of opposing players, citing a rule against mixed gender teams, got Jaime tossed out of the league, which is known as "The Hoop." According to ABC News, her teammates wrote letters to the The Hoop asking for Jaime to be reinstated, but to no avail. Joey Alfieri, one of her peers, told ABC, "Her greatness ... sprinkles off and goes onto us…[It] makes us better as a player too." Aww. Even though she's still in middle school, Jaime has already been offered a scholarship to Oregon State. "I don't understand why they wouldn't want me to play with them, just because I am a girl," Jaime told ABC. We wish we had a satisfying answer for you, Jaime! Clip above.
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Again, parents ruining it for kids. This reminds me of the post about the transgendered child where the parents got upset and the kids didn't care.
The parents want this girl pushed out and they found a way to make that happen. Let the kids play with each other.
I love that the other players want her to stay on the team. The parents who complained should be ashamed.