Speech About Basketball

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Joelle Greif
Writing- 3
December 19, 2017

The World of Basketball

As I watched the basketball game I could hear the ref blowing his whistle every 10 seconds. I could smell the salty sweat dripping from the players forehead. Basketball is a fun and hard core sport that you can play with your friends, and against your peers. Today you will learn about how basketball is appealing, a both gender sport, good for your health, has great history, and will have a great future.

1. Basketball is a very appealing sport Basketball is a sport that can be played in and outside making it a year
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Basketball is very good for your health Basketball is actually very good for your health! Just by playing one single game of basketball, gets you to burn a lot of calories. Basketball will also help you build lots of muscle. While playing basketball you build a lot of muscle because you are doing things such as sprinting down and up the court every turn over, dribbling, and especially shooting. Basketball will also help improve your balance and coordination. When you have good balance and coordination that gives you a higher chance to be good at other sports. Jumping and other physical demands of basketball help develop and improve bone health. The stronger your bones, the less likely they are to break. Playing good defensive basketball can develop your deltoids, traps, neck, lower back and core muscles.

4. History goes way back with basketball Basketball was discovered on December 1st, 1891 by James Naismith. Basketball has been around for many years but now a days, basketball is a very popular sport. Over the last fifty years popularity of basketball has skyrocketed to make it one of the most popular sports in the world. Basketball is now a summer olympic event and is played all over the world whether it be competitively or for fun. The NBA finals now are one of the most watched event on television. Basketball is such a popular sport these days because we now have newer and nicer equipment.
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