All this time kid was thinking neighbors disliked him cuz he was playing basketball all day long, but then something happened that…

The young man, who was under the mistaken impression that his neighbors did not like him because he dribbled his basketball up and down the street, was given the most pleasant of surprises.

Anthony Muobike is a basketball enthusiast who hails from Edmonton, Canada and plays the game frequently and spends a significant amount of time each day honing his skills.

In spite of the fact that the young man, who was only 14 at the time, had worried that his constant dribbling might have irritated his neighbors, the exact opposite was the case.

Anthony’s fellow community members were so impressed by his abilities that they banded together to raise some funds and purchase a brand new basketball hoop for him to use.

According to Ian Ray, who has been a resident of the neighborhood for more than a decade, he and others simply wanted to show their support for such a talented young man.

Ian described him as “just a kid who dribbled a basketball – all day and all night, so i kind of figured it would be cool if he had a net”.

Anthony was helped tremendously by Ian and a few other local residents who each contributed a little bit of money, which totaled a staggering $750.

The funds that were donated have been placed on a gift card for the store so that Anthony, who is just starting out in the sport of basketball, will be able to purchase additional equipment to aid him in his endeavors.

Anthony was over the moon, saying that he just couldn’t believe it just like his mum Leticia, who only moved to the area with her son a year ago, said she couldn’t believe it when she found out that her community had come together like this.

She said: “Wow. This is huge. I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t know I had such a great community that looks out for one another.

I keep telling him, ‘I’m going to get it next week, next month.’ This is really huge for me and my family. I’m overwhelmed by the love.”

Anthony is now fully focused on making it as a professional. “I will be in the NBA – [in] 2026, I’ll be there and then try to give back to those people and I will make them all proud. I will be up on your TV.”

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