Basketball was my favorite sport growing up. I’ve played since I was little and I still play the game today. I played basketball at my elementary school, St. Cecilia, from Kindergarten till 8th Grade and also played AAU basketball for about 2 years before entering High School. Going into my freshmen year of High School, the first sport I played was basketball. Tryouts began in about the start of November and ended about 2 weeks after. I had made the Freshmen A team. I was excited and as the season progressed, we didn’t win many games but I still had fun playing. Nearing the end of the season, golf was another sport coming up that I also wanted to try and play. I say “try and play” because at the time, I was also going to play AAU basketball. I had set in my mind that I was going to play basketball for all of my four years of high school, but my parents pushed me to tryout for golf. When the basketball season ended, golf tryouts started. Tryouts lasted for about 2 weeks, and I made the JV team. When I found out I made the team, I was very surprised. I hadn’t put in the hard work as others before tryouts came around, but the coach saw potential in me and that I can become a great player. The coach saw so much potential in me, that every week, I kept progressing in skill and fine tuning my mechanics. Halfway through the season, about 4 or 5 weeks after I made the team, my coach gave me the chance to play with the Varsity Golf team for a couple days. I was excited and eager to
In the poem, “Ex – Basketball Player” by john Updike, (which is a narrative poem) illustrates the nature of life on how life is potentially is seen has a mirror to other people’s life, especially people who play sports. Life is the physical and mental experience of an individual. An in the poem the main character Flick, supply the poem with a good example of how life is potentially a mirror for other people. This poem is formally organized, even though it locks some qualities, it still haves the qualifications of a good poem. The “Ex Basket Player” is an interested poem because it has a good theme, tone and lots of figurative languages.
In this analysis I will cover the different aspects of sport subculture and what it means to be a recognizable member within a group. I will give examples of what it means to be a part of such subcultures. For example, shared ways of dressing, group status and credibility, as well as some of the groups norms and rituals. The specific group I will discuss will be my basketball team and the role I play within it. Because my team is at highly competitive level, our norms may be unlike to other teams’ especially those of less competitive teams. Each and every team has their own culture and practices, and it is through these that they identify themselves as being different from other teams along with giving them an identity and a
“ I used to think Michael Jordan was the Babe Ruth of Basketball.” Bulls owner Jerry Reindolf once said. “ I have now come to believe that Babe Ruth is the Michael Jordan of baseball.” (Pietrusza 6). But it was not always like that, some people did not think Michael Jordan was all that good. “Before one game Michael Jordan was chasing down the Olympians practice ball. It rolled over to Celtic star Larry Bird. Bird picked up the ball but instead of flipping it to Jordan, he sneered and then drop-kicked it back over Jordan’s head. “ Bird was showing me it was all business now, and I was beneath him” Jordan once recalled “ I didn't forget”(Pietrusza 24). He did not forget because he help them win a gold medal and he became the most decorated star in the
Lindenwood alumna Nicole Hensley earned one of the most prestigious awards given out by the NCAA this winter when she named the winner of the organization’s Top 10 Award. The award is given out each year to just ten of its approximately 460,000 student-athletes across every division and sport. It honors the very best student-athletes academically, athletically, and in the community.
Was LeBron James the cause of his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, to lose in the 2015 NBA finals against their rival, the Golden State Warriors? Some people would agree, while others would disagree with this topic. There are many reasons why people would blame LeBron James for losing the 2015 NBA Finals such as: they hate him, he think he is the better than anybody, and other reasons. The way I view this topic, I totally disagree for the simple fact that LeBron is not the cause of the Cavaliers lost. LeBron James out did everyone that was playing in the finals even though his team was not healthy.
What Michael Jordan has achieved has never been equaled before. He went on to win six NBA
Owens attended The Ohio State University once employment was found for his father, making certain the family may well be supported. dear called the "Buckeye Bullet," Owens won a record eight individual NCAA championships, four in 1935 and 1936. (The record of 4 gold medals at the NCAA was equaled solely by Xavier Carter in 2006, though his several titles conjointly enclosed relay medals.)although Owens enjoyed athletic success, he had to measure off field with different African-American athletes. once he traveled with the team, Owens was restricted to ordering carry-out or consumption at "blacks-only" restaurants. Similarly, he had to remain at "blacks-only" hotels. Owens didn't receive a
Jimmy butler overcame a lot on his lifetime. At just 13 he was thrown of his house by his mom. Then after that he was homeless for a while. He was homeless until his senior year a family adopted him. After that he started to play basketball for the high school and later on went to college at Tyler JC for two years then he got a scholarship to Marquette so then he transferred. He played at Marquette for 3 years and then got drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 NBA draft. Now he is a big time all star in the NBA. Thanks to the family that took him in and took care of him.
When Benny was a baby everybody knew that there was something special about Benny since the day that he was born. As Benny got older older basketball became his passion, he loved everything about the game of basketball. When Benny was growing up in school it was apparent to see that Benny was always stronger, bigger, taller, and faster than all the kids Benny's age. Before Benny went of to the University of Duke as the #1 recruit in the nation Benny had accomplished a lot of things. In high school Benny started on the varsity basketball team and in all four years in high school, Benny won 4 state championships in a row, and never lost a game, Benny never lost in anything, Benny always won in everything he did.
A Basketball Star Calvin is a 14 year old kid who is in the 11th grade,that had passed up many grades.How did he pass up many grades?Calvin was also on the basketball team and had good grades.When did Calvin get on the basketball team?Calvin was a very popular kid in school.Where did Calvin go to School at?Calvin was very good in basketball.Calvin was the best player on his team.What was his position in basketball,and why was he that position?Calvin would make almost every shot in the game.Calvin would make many free throws,layups,jump shots,and 3 pointers.
The Life Of Russell Westbrook "I've always had to prove myself to people growing up. I had to show them that I could do this and I could do that, and paying no mind to what the critics said." - Russell Westbrook. I connected with Russell Westbrook because we both have the love for the game. We both have the hunger to become great. Let's get to know Russell Westbrook, the man himself. Where he began his high school career, his college career, and his NBA career.
Within Hollywood’s movies depiction of drug addiction, many have failed to represent all true aspects that come along with such lifestyles. The movie, The Basketball Diaries, is based off a novel Jim Carroll wrote from his own diary entries. As a teenager growing up in the sixties, Carroll reveals his progression of drug abuse which eventually leads him addicted to heroin.Heroin is a white powder derived from morphine found in opium. It is commonly prescribed as a painkiller, but is also a popular street drug.The director casted Leonardo DiCaprio as Jimmy, and concentrates on creating the character as a stereotypical drug abuser. DiCaprio’s most captivating scene is when he is going through heroin
As with most games in the illustrious career of Michael Jordan, the ball was in his hands with the game winding down. Fans and players of the Utah Jazz awaited in fear for their fate to be decided. The ball dangled in the air with 6.6 seconds to play, and the seasons of all involved would be over, pending the result of this one shot. Tension filled the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, while thousands watched live. It took only one shot to cement a legacy and crush thousands of dreams. The photo clearly represents the emotions of the players and fans, as well as the concentration of the photographers. The shot put an exclamation point at the end of a historical career of the greatest player to ever play the game, Michael Jordan.
Throughout this vast country we as Americans are entertained by many different things, including movies, music, and sports. Although, there are many ways for me to be entertained, I prefer the enjoyment of sports. As a youngster I enjoyed playing backyard games. We rounded up neighborhood kids and played for fun. We played either football or basketball every weekend. These two sports are the favorites of those who play them around the world. While these sports are alike in many ways, they are very different in other aspects.