Cultural Identity In Basketball, Basketball And Basketball

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What is cultural identity? How does one develop a cultural identity? I believe a person’s cultural identity is determined by the people that surround you and the things that you do. So, what is my cultural identity? My own cultural identity is based around many of the experiences I have had and the people I’ve met. If you asked people what best describes me, they would probably say I’m a sports jock. My parents have had influence on all aspects of my life. My friends have had a huge impact on who I am.. The combination of these three things I cherish, has shaped me and my cultural identity.
Sports have had significant effect on me as a person and my cultural identity. I play both basketball and baseball. Both sports have given me opportunity to grow as a player and a person. I feel like basketball represents me because to succeed in it, it takes hard-work, dedication, and a little bit of skill. I try to apply those three things in everything I do. Basketball has always kept me driven to accomplish my goals. It has always given me an escape from all the pressures of the world. Basketball has quickly become one of the main hobbies in my life. Most of my free time consists of playing basketball, talking about it, or playing a basketball video game. Not only has basketball influenced my interests, it has also impacted the way I act and treat others. When I first started basketball, I would argue with referees, trash talk the opposing players, and butt heads with my coach. Now,

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