In 1985, Michael Jordan signed with Nike and created the first of over thirty Air Jordan models, the Air Jordan 1, which would forever alter the sneaker culture (Michael Jordan Timeline). In a preseason game, Jordan wore an unseen black and red colorway of the Air Jordan 1. The shoes violated the league’s uniform code which resulted in Jordan being fined. Nike paid the fines as MJ continued to occasionally wear the shoes. This occurrence inevitably increased the demand and overall value of the Air Jordan 1 shoe (Legends Profile: Michael Jordan).
The one person that tops that list to me is Michael Jordan, a shooting guard in the NBA who played 15 seasons and left a significant mark on the league. What makes basketball players earn their place in the debate of the GOAT depends on several criteria including; championships rings, awards, and self performance, all of which Michael Jordan substantially meets to be crowned the GOAT basketball player. Possibly one of the most heated topics when discussing basketball players is the amount of rings they win. Championships show how great the players performed because they are the end goal of every single season. It is what players want to win every single year, at the end of every single season, and the greatest players find a way to do so.
The Boys of Dunbar written by Alejandro Danois is a compelling narrative about an inner-city Baltimore high school basketball team who became a national powerhouse from 1981-1983. This is “A story of love, hope, and basketball”. Throughout this essay, The Boys of Dunbar will be explained, reviewed and critiqued. The two Dunbar teams from 1981-1983 are regarded as some of the best high school basketball teams that were ever assembled and many of the players on these teams are thought of as some of the most talented basketball players to ever come from Baltimore. It is also a tale of how the Dunbar basketball program would open doors for more basketball athletes such as Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Will Barton and many more.
Good afternoon 8R. Today, I am urging an issue that had appeared in the community of the NCAA. The college basketball athletes are not getting paid. Many high school basketball players have been admitted into the NCAA over the years. Winning the NCAA games and winning the tournaments have been a major part for plenty of colleges.
Earning 2 NBA Championship Rings with possibly one of the greatest teams in NBA history ( The Golden State Warriors). He changed the game for others mostly by him being an undersized power forward and he has proven to be one of the best all around players in NBA history. And that is what makes Draymond Green a great hero in basketball history. Lastly with Martin Luther King Jr. he has helped blacks and whites as a race together. He fought for all people and to get equal rights with everyone.
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.
However, the speaker says, “most of us remember anyway [emphasis added]” (22). This alludes to the fact that the entire town has memories of Flick as a high-school basketball star, and most likely view his current situation with pity. The word “anyway” shows that Flick’s attempts at humor, and deflecting attention from his current position, do little to distract townspeople from recollections of Flick at his teenage prime. His hands are both “fine and nervous” (23) on a lug wrench; “fine” suggests they once had the magic touch, and “nervous” signifies Flick is not comfortable in his current job, at least not in the way he was on the basketball court. The final stanza takes us to Mae’s Luncheonette.
The main purpose of this document is to show that you want to do what you love to make a good living like earning good amount of money to support your family by becoming a professional basketball player. There were many emotional into the scenes because it’s very sad or depressing how the two students who gave their life into basketball and training hard which made them stress and face many good basketball players.Arthur’s dad came back from jail and he went to his family and became a member of the Church and repent his sins from drug dealing. William lost the basketball season so he got a job at senior year and study more but then he saw Arthur doing good and winning many games to enter the state basketball league finals. His family was happy for Arthur but William remembers his losses and he always cry to his mother and hugged his brother who wanted to become a basketball player as well but didn’t make it too far. You can say that there are many sad scenes into the basketball games but the ending became good when they both graduated university and became more better than basketball players but you should know that
For anyone who has ever been passionate about being the best at something, whether it is athletics, music, art, theatre or any number of other endeavors, it is painful to come face to face with someone who is more talented. I have lived this experience in college basketball. While never a great athlete, I enjoyed a fair amount of success as a high school basketball player, mostly because I am 6’8” tall. During my junior and senior seasons my high school basketball team tallied a record of 44-13 and made it to the regional championship twice. At the end of my senior season I was named First-Team All Conference, as well as named to the All-Area Team.
If you take a player from the 1950’s and you compare them to an NBA player now, they are totally different due to the increased height, talent, and better skill. “In the 1950’s college basketball was where the fans were. The final four that year had a total cost of 10.8 billions dollars worth of the TV network.” (Smith p.4) During the 1950’s, college basketball was more important at the time due to segregation issues towards black people. After these segregation issues, basketball started to pick up the fame and become more and more popular. To this day basketball has changed due to the impact on the
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. His 6´9” height had some attention going to it. He tried out for the University San Francisco and earned a scholarship. After he graduated at McClymonds High School he went to college and became an NBA basketball player for the Boston Celtics. He won eleven championships in his thirteen years of playing.
Basketball is and will always be a favorite sport for people of all ages. Not only to play, but also to watch and root for your favorite team. The 90’s era is one of the best in history; therefore, its most memorable. Players such as Stockton, Pippen, Isaiah, Magic and Barkley, also contributed to the game, yet none can compare to MJ. Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture.
Winning the NBA championship is the challenge that every team wants to achieve at the end of the season. In Kobe Bryant’s 19 seasons, he won the championship title 5 times; Michael Jordan’s 15 seasons, he won the title 6 times. What makes Bryant’s 5 championships more impressive than Jordan’s 6 is that he was lacking “star power” on his team, while Jordan was surrounded by it. Michael Jordan had the benefit of playing with John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen during all of his championships, which made it easier for him to pull off his 6 NBA titles. For Michael’s first championship in the finals in 1991, his team won the series easily in a 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers.
When people talk about the best basketball player of our era, usually players such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lie somewhere among the list. Both players were drafted out of high school in the first round and at a young age showed that they both in play are known forever as some of the greatest players to ever play. The ultimate trait in all sports is leadership. Between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, it 's difficult to say who is the leader of their team, whereas they both exist as the core to the team they play on. LeBron James is currently a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 25.3 points with superstars Kyrie Irving (#2 ranked PG in the NBA, Averaging 21.7 points) and Kevin Love (Averaged 16.4 points) accompanying him.
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed” (MJ). Michael with no doubt left the NBA as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Now the question I’m gonna answer is who is better between Jordan and Kareem. Both players are well known players on and off the court but when it comes down to the best of the best MJ wins. Michael Jordan is a superior player to kareem because of his success on and off the court.