How Can A Game Possibly Change Someone 's Life?

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How can a game possibly change someone’s life? People from the outside looking in often think sports are merely meaningless competitions with no end result other than a winner and a loser. Although I love to come out as the victor in every competition, I know there is more to sports than what the stat sheets say. They can be life changing if you transfer what you learn on the court or field into real life situations. Basketball has certainly taught me many things including working with others, persevering through difficult circumstances, and learning to overcome past mistakes. One particular game my sophomore year in the regional semifinal game against LaPoynor made me realize what the game was actually teaching me. There was so much excitement in the huge locker room. My team and I had been waiting for this day since the beginning of the season. We had worked so hard that winter and we knew we deserved to be here playing in the regional semifinal game. We poured our blood, sweat, and tears into every game, practice, and workout. We were just two games away from making it to the state tournament in San Antonio, Texas. The only thing standing in our way was the LaPoynor Lady Flyers. I had been competing against their point guard since we were in elementary. She was quick, smart, and skilled, but we were ready to shut her down. The music was blaring through the speakers in the locker room as I stared at the floor envisioning what I needed to do to defeat my opponent. Every…
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