The Competitive Philosophy Of Basketball : Ball Is Life

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Ball Is Life
“I will not let anything get in the way of me and my enthusiasm to win”-Michael Jordan. The intense sport of basketball is a popular sport adopted in many countries around the world. Basketball is a handball game that is played by two teams with five players on each lineup. The object of the game is to try to score points by shooting a ball through a netted hoop that is mounted to a backboard ten feet high. This competitive game is my favorite sport because it embodies the definition of a team sport, it is extremely mechanical, and it is nail bitingly exciting, as players try to outscore their opponents.
There is no “I” in team. The sport of basketball demonstrates this popular saying for many reasons. One aspect that displays how basketball is a collaborative sport is in the defense. If one is guarding a player who is faster to the basket, that opponent is immediately the teammate’s priority while the initial player recovers as fast as possible. Also, one should be in help for the teammate closest if the opponent has the ball. This means each basketball player always has someone’s back. Another example that models the cooperative nature of basketball is offense. If a player is driving the ball down the court on a fast break, a teammate will almost always run beside that player and cut to the basket for a pass, or “fill the lane”. Additionally, A teammate will always come to the ball if a player needs help. This means that there is always someone to make each

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