Derek has two siblings, one brother Duane Washington, and one sister DeAndra Fisher. Derek first got involved with basketball, watching his brother Duane play high school basketball. Duane made it all the way to the NBA, playing very briefly for the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers before a cocaine addiction ruined
Magic Johnson Living with HIV by. Arianna Viera After a press conference, the that it thought that Johnson had just pronounced his own death sentence. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers (position was point guard), shocked the world on November 7, 1991 when he told that he had caught HIV the disease that causes AIDS. He has been living with it for the last 20 years of his life. Life was not always about HIV for Johnson, he is very well know for his role as point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. more likely know as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was born April 16, 1947 in Harlem, New York City. Jabbar is most known for being an American retired professional basketball player. He played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used his athletic ability with his scholastic capability, friendships with his fellow men, and dedication to his Muslim faith that assisted him on and off the basketball court. Kareem began life as a large baby, weighing thirteen pounds and was twenty-two and a half inches long.
Did you know Bill Russell was known for playing basketball in the NBA? Bill Russell was born on February 12, 1934 in Monroe, Louisiana. When he was 10, his family moved across the country to Oakland, California and his dad worked in a shipyard. In California Bill 's mother became very sick and died. After Russell 's mom died he began to play basketball for McClymonds High School in Oakland but by his senior year he earned a starting spot.
Donness Johnson was held captive for the joint between his two fingers. Homeless since the age of seven, Johnson state 's “ ...Prison was like the home I never received… three meals a day..a bed...shower...personal gym… [man] prison was luxury...the only reason I looked forward to going back on those streets where because of that one thing that got me here in the first place..” Three years and twenty-five weeks later since his release, Donness found himself back in luxury with an account of statutory rape of a thirteen year old girl. Donness Johnson is one of the many Americans who find themselves guilty of a higher degree crime then their first. A prisoner is put in a cell only to sit in his own thoughts of his past. A rehabilitated man has
In this article,” In a Struggling City, Basketball Provides a Beacon of Hope” by Abby Gruen talks about how basketball is mush more than a game. Michael Coburn, the team captain of the Mount Vernon High School’s basketball team, explains how basketball has taught him to become a man. Mount Vernon has the second highest number of families in poverty. The town is made up 68,000 people and schools had to be shut down last year due to the amount of fights. Basketball has been the one thing the community has come together for.
The funding was not supplemented again, and Genie then moved to several foster homes, and even lived with her mother for a short period. The foster homes were often abusive, a seemingly common theme in Genie’s life, which regressed Genie’s development. Genie seemed more like a science experiment than a person after a time. According to the author, “Genie had gone from
Cassius clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 because he joining the Nation of Islam("Muhammad Ali - Black History - HISTORY.Com). He was banned from boxing in three years during his prime career. He was one of the most greatest sporting figure in the 20th century of all time. He was also a goodwill ambassador because of his speeches and skills. In Muhammad Ali’s 21- year professional career Muhammad had 56 wins, five losses, and 37 knockouts.
After testifying against him, several of her uncles beat the boyfriend to death in order to get revenge for what happened to her. Even though her grandmother helped her build her self-confidence, Maya felt guilty of causing his death by speaking his name so she stopped talking for about five years. In 1944, a short high school relationship led to a pregnancy in which she gave birth to her son, Guy, at the age of 16. Six years later she married a greek
Ana Cecilia Roque Luna Mr.Young English 01/11/18 An Elite Journey The author of An Elite Journey is Michael Massucci. An Elite Journey is based on Massucci’s basketball experience as a coach for basketball. Massucci has coached high school varsity teams for 20 years. The fact that the author had various years of coaching allowed the real intensity of the game to be presented with nerve- racking last -minute game -winning shots. Coach Massucci also wasn’t only focused on winning in the game but in real life.
He was also very good at basketball, so when he got cut from the varsity basketball team his sophomore year, he was extremely surprised. He decided to set a goal from himself. His goal was not only to make varsity but also have a starting spot. The first time he showed success was when he accomplished this goal. He started every single game he physically could and on top of that, he averaged about 25 points per game.
Malcolm has six siblings and 3 half siblings, but sadly at the age of 13 Malcolm’s father passed away and his mother was admitted to a mental hospital, he was immediately put up for adoption. His father has been killed by white supremacists and it was ruled a suicide, the family was denied his death benefit. When Malcolm was in school he achieved high grades and
Vincent-St. Mary his freshman year alongside with 3 other players Sian Cotton, Willie McGee, and Dru Joyce III. They was named the Fab Four, these guys played on a AAU team called Shooting Stars. Those guys played all over the world and james had got national ranked off of it. The Fab Four added another young man to the group name Romeo Travis, They now moved their name to the Fab Five. The Fab Five played AAU and high school ball together all four years.
Charles Millies changed to Charles Manson after his mothers’ engagement, was born in Cincinnati Ohio, to Kathleen Maddox and Walker Scott. He was born to a sixteen-year-old prostitute and alcoholic who had no possible way or experience of raising a child. In order to give her child a name, she married William Manson but he soon abandoned both of them. After his mother not stepping up and raising him and his father walking out, Charles headed to the streets and getting arrested multiple times for petty crimes. At age 17, Manson was spending his time in prison.