“Profit growth is measured by the percentage increase in net profits over time. In general, higher profitability and a higher rate of profit growth will increase the value of an enterprise and thus the returns garnered by its owners, the shareholders.” (Hill, Global Business Today.) This is the main reason that it is important that the Women’s National Basketball Association is successful. Started by the NBA, the WNBA has been lucky to start out with a partner that is already stable in it’s industry. The WNBA was not able to support itself when it started out, similar to most leagues. The NBA spent more than $10 million per year during the mid-2000s to keep the WNBA financially solvent. Without the NBA, the WNBA would’ve folded. It was estimated that teams were losing around $1.5 million to $2 million a
In “The Ex-Basketball Player” by John Updike, former basketball star, Flick Webb, cannot escape his past which is depicted by the geography of the town in which he lives. The speaker explains how Flick was once a high school basketball legend, but since leaving high school his life has amounted to nothing. The first stanza begins by describing Pearl Avenue, running “past the high-school lot” and ending at “Berth’s Garage… facing west”(1,4-5). Flick’s new job at the gas station faces west, looking back at his high school. Flick is able to relive his high school memories when he looks west toward his old school, but it keeps him cemented in the past. At his new undertaking at Berth’s Garage, Flick pictures the “idiot pumps” as five basketball
One unknown to the game of basketball will assume Michael Jordan changed the game, or at least the one who made the game famous. However, before the ‘Gifted MJ’ there was one of the greatest rivalries in basketball, which raised television ratings, ergo, helped make the sport prominent. Magic Johnson and Larry bird’s rivalry was a sight to see. Magic and Bird’s contribution to basketball varies, their training techniques and personal life has led both of them to make phenomenal sport history, and everlasting legacies.
For 10 years the Majors would not hit the 10 million attendance mark, this drop in attendance was nearly 70 percent of the normal attendance. While the attendance of the games was at an all time low, the ticket
A different side to high NBA salaries is (NBA players are overpaid sissies). This opinion editorial was written by a Joe Alicata, a student from the Albany Student Press. Alicata believes that NBA players are overpaid for the kind of service they provide. At the time, the NBA lockout had just ended in 2011 so he starts with a tone of both anger and relief. The lockout occurred because there was an issue of revenue sharing between players and owners. Previously the players received 57 percent of the NBA’s basketball-related income, but players wanted more. This issue was not only explained with anger and disgust by one person, but the Alicata believes that other fans were also angry. This particular fan ranted by saying, “It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in my life…they make so much money, its childish.” The main points are made early in this reading; public arguments between players and owners about money are just ridiculous. Most people don’t even make millions a year and can only wish for that amount of money. Through that notion the audience should
The Nineties seemed to be a fun era, you had the greatest athletes, like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Patrick Ewing, and Hakeem Olajuwon. That was just some of the stars from the NBA. The NBA in the eighties had the most fun to watch athletes, which also had a young Michael Jordan, but you had dominate players as well. Larry Bird from the Boston Celtics, Dominique Wilkins from the Atlanta Hawks, and the toughest team in the league the Bad Boys, Detroit Pistons. However, the main man of the era was Earvin “Magic” Johnson. He redefined the point guard spot and changed the game forever. Point guards were mostly little guys around 6ft but Magic was standing at 6’9 ft. and was dominating the league. He took his team to five
These professional players make a lot of money but need to pay a lot of taxes. In the article, “ The average career earnings of athletes across America's major sports will shock you” states that the NBA players make the most average
Many people wish for greatness; Larry Bird worked for it until he achieved it, particularly in basketball. Basketball has always been a fast-paced, exciting game to watch. The sport has even been nationally televised for decades. The game has gained special popularity because of its superstars. National Basketball Association (NBA) superstars are recognized by many as the most recognizable pro athletes. Larry Bird was one of the most famous stars of the league, and his popularity greatly increased the publics’ interest in the league. Larry Bird’s fame and basketball success was brought about by his hard work and competitiveness.
There a complete thirty teams in the NBA league. There is an Eastern Conference that consists of fifth teen teams, and a Western Conference that has the other fifth teen teams. My favorite NBA player is LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship last year against the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James passed Shaquille O’Neal scoring March 30, 2017.
The NBA went from rising to declining and rose back up to what it is today. The NBA was always up there with all the other sports, but the NBA is the biggest it has been in years. The NBA is going to keep growing and become one of the most popular sports in the world. The way the players interact with fans, the playability of the game, and what they do off the court.
The NBA has always been a star-driven league. The league is probably the easiest to form a concrete list of the top players of all time. Players like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were all superstars, who are widely accepted as some of the best to ever play.
There have been several events that have affected my life. there's times that life will hit you hard that will make you fall over but you will need to get back up and continue what you started. This is how i viewed myself with my ambitious journey of basketball. I was around seven years old when I was bored at home and I turned on the TV and was skipping through the channels and I wanted to see what I was going to be able to watch. I stopped at the sports channel for whatever reason and I remember that it was a Spurs game in the NBA (National Basketball Association). I was in shock seeing people jump all around being able to run from the court coast to coast being chased down by others trying to get the ball through the basket. I saw this particular player at the time on the opposing team Ray Allen from the Boston Celtics. This man had such a dominant presence on the court just getting the ball and being able to shoot the ball in any given time in whatever position he was in either it was going to be contested or open he gets the ball its an automatic scoring machine. This got me very fascinated and i began to start watching basketball since that day. I also wanted to try basketball wanted to play the position Ray allen played a shooting guard, one that is a spot up shooter and is in charge to score from a convertible distance away.