Dec 14, 2012 Basketball Not Boring A long, long, long time ago when our son was just born, I use to put him to sleep by watching basketball games. I would just hold him while watching the game, and he would easily doze off. I think basketball ball games kind of bored him. Well, I recently started to doing that again, such as last night. I tried to put him to bed while watching the New York Knicks play to get him to fall asleep, but he just stayed awake. He stared at the people running around as they were passing and shooting the orange ball. My goal of trying to bore him back fired. I guess he now might be interested in basketball.