Ryan Tripp is caught in a nightmare.
Like it was for most athletes, 2020 was rough for Tripp, now a junior playing basketball at Los Angeles Dorsey High. Stuck in the house as COVID-19 wiped out any hope for a season. Unable to so much as hoop at the local park.
When the Los Angeles Unified School District announced games would be postponed this week as the Omicron variant continues to surge, worry started to creep in again for Tripp. Worry that the break wouldn’t just stop at a week — that 2022 would be 2020, Part Two.