Three time NBA champion, Lebron James in his interview, “Lebron: I’m coming back to Cleveland” notes that he is returning to Cleveland after his four years in Miami after abandoning Cleveland in 2010. He supports his claim by first stating his feelings for Ohio, and what Ohio meant to him. Secondly, he explains why he abandoned Cleveland, and it was because of winning championships. Lastly, he promises Cleveland that he will give it his all to bring Cleveland’s championship drought to an end. James’ purpose is to prove to Cavalier fans that somewhere in his heart he still has a place for Ohio in order to convince the fans to believing in him once more. He establishes an enthusiastic tone for his fans, and Cavalier
By contrasting a player’s ardent exuberance for basketball with his xxx disappointment in the poem “American Hero,” Essex Hemphill reveals the athlete’s conflict between his enthusiasm for the game and his resentment toward his superficial fans. For instance, the author emphasizes the player’s fervent frame of mind, “[having] nothing to lose... / I let the tension go. / Shoot for the net. / I slam it through...” (Hemphill 1, 8-9, 11-12). Hemphill illustrates the competitor’s energetic passion for basketball by describing his game-winning skills and slick athleticism. In contrast, the poet depicts the player’s resentfulness toward the cheering mass as he muses “I scored / thirty-two points this game / and they love me for it” (13-15). Despite
Lebron James, the first pick taken in this year’s draft, may be the prototype for an athlete having immediate fame and wealth by jumping straight to the NBA. Almost undoubtedly, he has set the bar for years to come. Before he even played in an actual NBA game, he already had his own commercial and shoe deals. When he was a senior in high school, ESPN and ESPN2 were already publicizing his regular season games whenever they had the chance. Amazingly, as a junior in high school, he was already being considered the next Michael Jordan (Broussard).
December 21, 1891- The birth of basketball. It has been changed from simply shooting a soccer ball into a peach basket to dunking a seven pound, leather ball into an iron rim. In the early years of the game, basketball was not as popular as other sports. In the 1985 NBA draft all this would change with the emergence of a 6'6" basketball phenomenon from Wilmington, North Carolina. Although going third in the draft, he recreated the game and is known as the best player to ever touch a basketball; he is Michael Jordan.
Specific purpose: To persuade my audience about how LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world.
Jordan and James have accomplished many things as an individual and they both took their teams to the next level. They both won the NBA rookie of the year and the NBA all-rookie first team. Lebron is a two time all NBA second team, while Michael only accomplished 1. Michael is a five time NBA most valuable player to Lebron’s two. Michael also was a 14 time time NBA all-star to Lebron’s seven. Lebron was only a NBA scoring champion once, Michael is a ten time NBA scoring champion and three time NBA scoring champion. Since Lebron didn’t go to college he never experience college basketball and to mature his game for the pros like Michael Jordan did, and Michael got many awards while playing for North Carolina. He was awarded twice the consensus NCAA all American first team and led North Carolina to two championships. Michael is also included in a nine time all defensive first team, but Lebron was included only three times. Michael even won two gold medals from the Olympic Games.
As it stands today, Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player to have ever played the game. Some argue that Michael Jordan was better, but he was not. Some argue that Lebron James is better, but he is not. To compare him to the men who played the center position is a waste of time. Obviously Shaquille O’Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar were more dominant. They were freaks of nature. What Kobe had that set him apart from everyone else was a skill set and mentality that is unmatched. Kobe is the best player first and foremost because he was a Los Angeles Laker for twenty years. Some may say that my bias towards Kobe as a Laker fan discredits my argument, but it does not.
When LeBron James was born, nobody would have guessed that he would have been the one to go all the way to the NBA and perform like he does. He has amazing talent and he knows how to use it. And what's so amazing about how he went all the way to the NBA, is he was living in a state of poverty with trouble all around him and still managed to make it tontine big times.Even though the odds of how he lived were against him, LeBron James managed to put his talent first and become one of the best basketball players in the world.
Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James Michael Jordan, in his prime, was thought of as one of the greatest basketball champions of all time. A shooting guard, standing at six-six, Jordan was able to out play anyone in his position. He started his career at the University of North Carolina, where he
Many dream of becoming an all-star. Having the movie-like transformation from being a lowly, small town boy and turning into a true legend. One of the few that lived this was Larry Bird. Larry would grow from a small town boy in Indiana to transforming and becoming one of the National Basketball Association’s, or NBA’s best players of all time. Through Larry Bird’s early life, his college years, his NBA glory and rivals, and his life post NBA all come into account when understanding the greatness of this true NBA legend.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, and when he was still a toddler, his parents moved to Wilmington, North Carolina.
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In his career, Lebron James is: • the youngest player to score 12,000 points • was named Rookie of the Year (2003-04) • All-NBA and All-Star since 2005 • led his team to consecutive playoff appearances (2006-2009) • led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first ever NBA Finals (2007) • Named to the USA Olympic Basketball Team • 2009 NBA MVP and the list goes on but these are just a few of the major accomplishments of Lebron James. Due to his great success in the NBA, James has many endorsement deals behind him. Lebron James is endorsed by Nike, Sprite, Glaceau, Bubblicious, and Upper Deck. James has also done many commercials such as a series titled “MVPuppets,” and he also did a series based on him and Kobe competing to be the NBA champions. Lebron was also ranked number one in the Forbes top 20 Earners under 25 with annual earnings of $27 million dollars.
CJ COMPAGNOLA GRADE 5A BOOK REPORT 3 I am LeBron James By Grace Norwich Paragraph 1 On December 30th, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, LeBron James was born into a family with a sixteen year-old mother and an unknown father. LeBron was always close with his mother, Gloria James. He lived in a big house in
Obstacles. What’s That? Growing up in Oklahoma, with no NBA team in the state I found myself becoming fascinated with the Cleveland Cavaliers star player, LeBron James. His impeccable skills improving every game to his fancy pair of shoes initialed LBJ also different every game always seemed to amaze me more. I was in the library one evening and started to think about my favorite basketball player LeBron James and thought that I should read about him. I found the book The Rise of a Star: LeBron James and it was very fascinating learning about LeBron, because he grew up and was always in the spotlight as a young kid. I learned an important lesson, reading Rise of a Star: LeBron James and watching More Than A Game. It went along to teach me don’t give up, because of the obstacles faced as a child, turn it into motivation to place yourself where wanting to envisioned years from now. I feel LeBron James will help young individuals realize that if they focus on big goals that there won’t be any way that their past can affect what their future holds if they work hard. LeBron showed me that there are obstacles that will stand in my way but they can be conquered.