Typically, I loathe the ubiquitous viral sensations where somebody’s rug rat does something impossibly cute and adorable by virtue of them merely existing and conveniently having a camera handy to capture all the wacky fun (See: Charlie Bit My Finger, etc.). There are myriad reasons for my antipathy toward these brand of videos, not the least of which is that little kids simply terrify me. They’re relentlessly annoying wrecking balls of boundless energy that have seemingly yet to develop a natural fear of my miserable demeanor and antisocial facial hair. At least when adults see my scowl and excessive follicle growth, they have the good sense to leave me alone.
But, putting all that aside, I clicked on this one anyway, fully expecting it to be overhyped junk as usual because anything with small children involved almost always is. I figured the young tyke probably was about to mindlessly toss a ball over his head and HEY, wouldn’t ya know it—-it went right in a miniature kiddy basketball hoop strategically placed directly in back of the kid.
Well, that’s what happened….multiplied by a billion!
This little dude is a straight BAWCE! I was seriously surprised and totally awestruck by the boy’s uncanny ability to hoop it up at such a young age. Incredible! Although, I must say the true kudos here might have to go to his prescient parents. They understand what’s up. Obviously, this wunderkind has something working against him in a potential quest to be the future NBA dunk champion, so, mom and dad are encouraging Titus to be a shooter like the rest of his race. Cha-CHING! I do get the feeling that the kid’s going to be just fine as long as the parental units keep him away from dubstep, vampire books, the Ellen Show, psychiatric drugs and fertile, teenage girls looking to become the next MTV reality star.