Usually in the summertime or whenever it stays warm and not too dark, I head over to the parks and watch some playground basketball games. I see all types of ballers, young, old, half court and full court players and oh yeah, I see basketball trainers working out players that are trying to improve their game for the upcoming season. This past summer it was kinda dead and it wasn't even that hot.
We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
Secondly, Basketball timeouts are much shorter and ranging from thirty seconds to a minute while football timeouts last two minutes long. This gives the football players to have more time to drink water and regain their energy for their next play. The basketball
It really makes you think about what is important to you. I can still remember the way that my life was changed by sports. As a young child, my whole life revolved around basketball, watching it, playing it, and talking about it. Every year for my birthday, my family would give me a jersey of the newest player on the Celtics. I can still remember
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.
I grabbed a basketball that bounced higher than me, and started shooting hoops. Slowly, everybody came to the court, and it went from me peacefully playing basketball to balls flying EVERYWHERE! The whole time, I had to duck down to avoid getting hit. But then my teachers called us in, and boy, did that change things for the worse........ I started walking out of the court, and just when I exited, I felt a hurdle of people behind me.
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.
He grabs his basketball and runs outside with the Jordans on his feet. He sprints as fast as he can out to his court. Then he takes a deep breath. Gets in his stance and says, " this is what I want to do with my life." Next he takes the most perfect jump shot.
As they finish the warmups, Walter Mitty and the rest of his team move to their positions and wait for the game to start. After what seemed like forever, but was really just a couple of minutes, the game finally began, with Walter, as the striker, taking the ball from the opposing team and immediately moving forward. While running, the defensive midfielder tried to stop him with a slide tackle, but Walter nimbly avoided it and continued forward. Many of the other team’s players say him coming congregated over to him, but when he saw them get close he immediately passed it to the other striker on the
“Why can’t we get into our freaking offense!?” This is all I really remember from Coach McKendrick at halftime last year against Niles North in what was a tough night for our basketball team. Prior to this, we beat New Trier at home and then went on the road and beat the pre-season unanimous vote to win conference, Highland Park, in our first conference game. Before the New Trier game, our game plan was simple: we were smaller, but faster, so we were going to run the court and make this is a fast pace game. We executed our gameplan, and we won.
I leaped as high as I could and unfortunately missed the tip the game was already heading south but the game had just started so we had no worries. The first quarter had several lead changes we both had bad shooting quarters shooting below the 30% but that wasn’t what mattered we were all worried about looking good as a team and winning the game not individual stats. About ¾ of the way through the first quarter our coach called a timeout and called us to the sideline and said “Guys you are a great group of kids and have made my coaching experience beyond expectable and you are a bright group of kids so after this season I’ll be retiring and making sure I go out with bang so win this game for me!” and that’s when the game took a drastic change, we began to play with our heart not just our
In the year of 1891, a Canadian American by the name of James Naismith, gave the world one of the best, most influential sports of all time; he gave us basketball. Possibly known as the most popular sport in the world, basketball gave many people from countries in poverty a chance at a better life in America, home of the National Basketball Association or the N.B.A. On August 3, 1949, The Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) merged to become the National Basketball Association. Later that year, George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers (now known as the Los Angeles Lakers) led his to team to a stunning 6-game N.B.A. Finals matchup against the Washington Capitols to achieve the first ever Larry O’Brien
Swish, the sound a ball makes when it goes through the hoop. The Boston Celtics are a team very successful when it comes to that aspect of the game. They have won many championships and have lead the NBA as the best team during the regular season plenty of times. Many Hall of Fame players have came through the organization the most famous being Larry Bird. The Boston Celtics are the most successful team in NBA history but winning championships does not only depend on the players on the court but also the people in the front office who finds the players.
The 1960’s Celtics Basketball Team Do you remember the years of the Boston Celtics in the 1960’s. Well if you don’t they were one of the best teams in the 1960’s time period. The Celtics were in their prime times in 60’s and won 4 straight championships in the previous 6 seasons. The Celtics were also known for the best defensive team in the 60’s. They also introduced more African American players on their team.