No, that's not something a British sports journalist wrote about American professional basketball, though it could be. (As to what that rumour might be, I'll leave it up to your imagination! ;-)). Actually, it's the dream of a 12-year-old boy in Kentucky.
It just happens that the boy's name is Rumour. Still, this story--of a 12-year-old boy who wants to play in the NBA--would not be remarkable except for one other detail.
Since you're reading this blog, you might have guessed what that detail is. Yes, Rumour was assigned the female sex at birth. But, from the moment he could talk, he has insisited he is a boy.
The last time he wore a dress, at age 5, he insisted, "I'll never wear this again." He traded dolls for tools, and likes to ride dirtbikes and play in the dirt.
"We fought it for as long as we could," says Brandon Brock, the stepfather of Rumour Lee Setters. "We finally gave in" and, he recalls, realized his son wasn't going through "a phase". Now his mother, Rachel, says, "I wouldn't have Rumour any other way."
Whether or not he makes it to the NBA, it looks like he's already experienced victory.