In Charlotte Tennessee, November 24, 1938, Bailey (father) and Mazell (mother) Robertson were about to become new parents, to a boy, named Oscar. For “The Big O”, all he knew when it came to basketball is utter domination. He had started playing when he was six, dominated then, played in middle school, dominated then. Then everything changed when he got to high school and moved. Oscar had moved to Indianapolis his freshman year of high school.
Once the reasoning for the incessant practicing of the shot is known, the little snippets of foreshadowing throughout the story can all be pieced together. While they are practicing the shot one day, the basketball coach makes a comment in a joking manner relating to using Owen in a game, but Owen says, “IT’S NOT FOR A GAME…” (303), implying that there is some specific purpose for the shot and Owen
In war, there will be collateral damage in which strangers, friends, and families could be hurt or torn apart. You or someone you may know could die. People fight for what they believe in during war, for their religion, for their freedom, or their political views. Yet at the same time, these people are fighting for their lives, so they would do anything in their power to defend themselves or others. In “The Sniper”, the man kills his very own brother.
Moreover, I ran up and down every court after every loose ball and never let it go. I could not believe that I had forgotten the pleasure that I had with this ball.” Without you, I can’t survive,“ I said calmly while I fall asleep with embraced the ball with both hands. Since then, I had determined my dream that no matter what, I will be in the NBA player and prove Mr. Jonathan that I can be better, more athletic, and eligible to be a part of the greatest basketball league.
Yet her comprehension of John Galt was a grasp. At first there exists a correlation between John Galt as symbol of despair and desolation, yet it is the interpretation and the representation of that phrase that alternates its meaning. John Galt to the “non-A world” is the minuscule reminder that there exists another choice, the choice to guide human thinking towards reality, a reality that can only be achieve by reason. However, this phrase would only be an unheard cry of the individuals who “desire to live and recapture the honor of their soul” (956). Their plea would be disregarded and ignored because it is easier for society to give in their intellectual ability than live by their virtues.
One summer, there was a kid named Dean Gullberry and Dean liked to play the game of basketball. Dean would always go out to the river court and do what he does best. Dean had three best friends that he had always spent time with 24/7 playing basketball and just hanging out. His friends Ben Dover who lived across the street from Dean, Dixie Normous who Dean met at the river court but didn’t go to his school, and Jack Koffing who Dean met playing travel ball back at Compton. Dean Gullberry had always wanted to play in his city’s basketball league but people kept on saying that he wasn’t good enough, strong enough or big enough to be in the league.
With the support of their families, William’s and Arthur’s motivation to accomplish this goal led them to fantastic high school basketball careers. From viewing the film, I found that I share William’s and Arthur’s determination. William, for his entire high school career, braved a 180 minute round trip commute to school and back. He spent three whole hours almost every day in transit to attend one
Charles dad Charles King Sr still worked his son really hard so, Charles was ready for the games because Charles dad thought he shouldn’t have time to waste if he wanted to play at the next level. Charles knew that his dad was just trying to push him to be the best player he could be so, everything his dad would say he would listen. “Come on son get up it's work time,” said Dad “Dad it’s 6:00 in the morning,” said Charles. “I know that son.
Another symbolic object representing Bobby's coming of age is his basketball. When K-Boy asks Bobby to play basketball in the park he almost makes it around the corner but realizes he forgot his child. Bobby runs back to the house and drops everything. "I lay my basketball down and it rolled out the door into the hall toward Mary's room.
This shows how the sniper’s actions without thought affect him for the worse. O’Flaherty establishes the theme of “The Sniper” by using description and irony. After the sniper turns over the dead body, he realizes what he has done. He was not thinking when he shot the enemy.
As soon as I got the ball, I started to race down the court pounding the ball as I was dribbling. I squared up facing the hoop getting ready to take my shot. I raised my arm up, releasing the ball with my fingertip with poor form and arc. The ball went flying towards the hoop very fast. The sound of the net went swoosh
He heard the drop of the body, even over the echo of the gunshot ringing throughout the terrain. His curiosity peaked. He wanted to look over to make sure he confirmed the kill, but he knew that if he looked he could be killed by another sniper off in the distance. Instead of looking, he flees when the time is right. Soon after he made it home.
He is my hero in many ways. On the night of the shooting a couple good friends named, Krystal Goddard and Amy MccAslin saved many people. When the two girls heard the shots they both quickly started grabbing injured people and loading them into the ambulance. After a while of doing this right before their eyes they had seen a man get shot in the rear-end area. Amy said that “There was a lot of blood.