PATIENT SPOTLIGHT: THE SINEK FAMILY'S THREE GENERATIONS OF BASKETBALL
For three generations, the Sinek family has been dominating the basketball court. This all began in the early 1950s when “grandpa” Bob played forward for Northwestern University. Bob was nicknamed “The Snake” for his long arms and tenacious defense. The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree as Bob’s son, Scott, went on to become a standout guard at Servite High School. From 1981-1985, Scott played at BYU as a 4th-year starter, inheriting the position of future NBA Hall of Famer, Danny Ainge. Scott has carried on the family legacy to his son, Stone, who stars as the leading scorer (averaging 23 points a game and Freeway League 3-point shot leader) under Scott’s leadership as the Head Coach for the past three years.
Basketball has always been a family matter in the Sinek family. After moving to Fullerton in 1963, Bob and his wife Sonya built a basketball court in the backyard for their two boys. Bob jokingly says, “Some people build barbecues, we built a basketball court.” The kids in the neighborhood would all come to play at the Sinek family basketball court. That is where the love for basketball all began for Scott, and now, Stone. Bob and Sonya were also the Founding Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton, where youth basketball has been a significant part of the organization for decades.
The Sinek’s basketball legacy started in Fullerton many years ago and still continues to this day. In fact, the Fullerton High Boys Varsity Basketball team has already begun their season and their first Freeway League contest is December 14 against La Habra. Coach Sinek’s goal this year is for the team to make some noise in the CIF Playoffs. Ironically enough, CORE Physical Therapy will be present at all of the teams’ home games providing Athletic Training (ATC) services through their trainer, Marcus Heisner. Marcus and CORE Physical Therapy have now partnered in providing ATC services for Fullerton High School Athletics for the past three years.
In addition to providing Athletic Training, CORE Physical Therapy has also worked with the team in the past to get the players ready for the vigorous season with strength training and conditioning. Injuries also occur from time to time and CORE Physical Therapy has been an integral part in “putting the players back together” and making sure they are ready for game day. The Sinek family has seen these results first hand as Bob, Scott, and Stone have all received physical therapy at CORE for past basketball injuries. Whatever injuries or challenges arise, CORE Physical Therapy is there to help and is grateful for the opportunity to be a little part of the Sinek’s basketball legacy in Fullerton.