LeBron James calls himself King James because he has won 4 MVP’s throughout his NBA career, and he is very dedicated and a very great leader to all of his games as well as his teammates. As I observed the 2015 Finals, LeBron James played the hardest out of each player on his team as well as the opposing team. James did not have a lot of help going against a strong team like the Warriors because two of the starting players from the Cavaliers got injured and had to sit out for the rest of the season. Kevin Love got injured way before the finals took place, and Kyrie Irving got injured during game one against the Warriors. Rodger Sherman, website sport journalist stated that, “James' average line in these NBA Finals is 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game. Only Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal and James Worthy have managed to do that in a single NBA Finals game since 1986” (web). Rodger
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
Coach King was one of the greatest coaches I have ever had. He came off as this mean and grumpy old man at first but we ended up changing how we viewed him. He made it clear to us that we just had understand his meaning of the word GAS. GAS meant grades, attitude, and then skill. Grades of course were the most important thing because no pass no play was the rule. Most of the guys had no problems with this but there was quite a few that had some trouble. When one was struggling we all had to step up and help if we wanted to have a full squad for our next few games. We did many things to help them including getting help from tutors or teachers when in danger of failing. As the year went on, many obstacles were thrown at us and we counted on each other to get through them.
Through all of my research, one thing was constant; the single most important thing that a coach can do is build a relationship with their players. When coaches take their time to get to know each and every one of their players, the chances of the athlete respecting and responding to the coach are much greater. Giving the athlete a feeling of belonging, importance, and welcoming will increase their confidence and most likely their level of play as well. In his article, Scales explains how developing positive relationships results in athletes not only with better athletic ability, but also with better emotional control, social skills, and connection to school and community (20). One of the most important characteristics of having a relationship with the athlete is caring for them. Florida Tech swim coach thinks the most important
Youth sports ages are considered to be high school sports and below. “And more than 45 national sports groups, including the USTA, MLB, NFL, PGA, and NHL are backing an effort to encourage multi-sport play” (Rosenwald, 2017, p. 3). Kids love sports, and it’s one of the things that they do for fun. Sports keep the youth in today’s society physically and socially active which can help prepare them for their future greatly. Most kids that do play youth sports are out for more than just one sport, which helps kids even more, and that is very helpful for them. When they play more than one sport it helps them develop skill that they can use in other sports. “They(the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and
Youth Sports and Character Development Introduction Character development is not something that can be gained or developed over night. Character development is the multiple life skills that an individual builds within themself throughout their lifespan. When a person develops good character in their early years of life, they will benefit in the long run because they used the life skills they gained and put them to use, becoming a successful individual in all aspects of life.
Running Head: PARENTAL INTRUSION IN YOUTH SPORTS PARENTAL INTRUSTION IN YOUTH SPORTS STEVEN J MAYNOR WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY PARENTAL INTRUSION Parental intrusion in youth sports is nothing new. There will always be adults who act inappropriately or disrupt the league. A lot of the problems lie with adults who use youth sports to gratify their
“As a professional athlete a lot is going to be said about you - but I just try to move forward and try to achieve my goals” (“LeBron James”). Every athlete goes through media scrutiny but James’ ride through the media is like no other. LeBron James was
Jordan could inexplicably raise his already superhuman level of play at the end of big games to get the win, that fire burned hotter than ever in pressure situations. James unfortunately does not have that killer instinct. Late in big games he does not put the whole organization on his back to carry them to victory, he looks scared and worried that he will have to take the last shot.
Along with the communication between players, there was a great deal of communication between the coaches and players. These young girls are still at the age where they are not entirely sure where to be at all times, therefore, the coach would occasionally direct the players on where they should be in specific situations. Both coaches were white, middle-aged men, and had a very laid back coaching style. They obviously wanted to win the game, but they realized they were coaching 12 year old girls and knew this game was not a do or die
A lot of parents think that sports are too hard and too physical for teens and children, but sports are,actually, the best thing that will happen to these minors. Sports are a huge influence on children and teenagers, because participating in sports can actually influence the future of young men and women of today's generation. For the children and teenagers that start to play at a young age, sports can help children develop physical skills and learn how to work as a part of a team.
America’s baseball diamonds, soccer fields, hockey rinks, and basketball courts have never been so busy with children. The number of kids involved in an organized sport is not what is so groundbreaking. It’s the way in which children are playing or how their parents are arranging for them to
I saw in his eyes sheer delight and the joy of accomplishment. He had successfully faced a pitcher older and bigger and had fought off pitch after pitch before knocking a single into left field. His base hit drove in a run, continued an inning and fueled a rally which brought the team a victory from what looked like a certain defeat. He was willing to be taught and was willing to try. Success was secondary to the life skills he was mastering. Character traits will certainly be developed as one participates in team sports, but to attain positive character traits will require deliberate efforts by parents, adults, teammates and even leaders of the organization itself.
This is playing into the ethos appeal as we tend to believe the one we respect. James wants to project an impression to the reader that he is someone worth listening to by showing that even the great Michael Jordan had faults as well. He was not perfect off the court or even on the court, although it seemed he was. This appeal ties in with the next scene as James’s "CHOSEN 1" tattoo is being removed from his back he asks, “Should I have my tattoo removed?” This forces the audience to realize that just because he made an unpopular decision does not mean he is not the “Chosen one” anymore and you should buy his shoes. He is still the reigning two times MVP, flashy dunker and hilarious character. He will not let us forget that your legacy is inevitably determined by your play on the court.
The development of the self: Implications for organized youth sport programs George Herbert Mead was a noted social psychologist who taught at the University of Chicago in the 1930s. He is famous for his theory of the self in which he used the game of baseball to illustrate the complexity of the relationship between the individual and the social environment. In his theory he explained that the social and conceptual abilities required to fully comprehend relationships between different positions in a complex game were similar to the abilities required in the role taking processes that underlie all social relationships and, ultimately, serve as the basis for all social order in society.