But, that 's not how it went. I got some minutes but I was held to a higher standard than all the other players so I would often get benched for the smallest of mistakes. I was frustrated and the joy started to come out of basketball. Then as my junior year came around my next sticking moment came.
Brick walls will appear in any point of one’s life to everyone. It might seem hard to open a hole and go through or jump over it, but there is always a way to do it. I’m not one of the good guys at basketball, but my passion for it never stopped me. My parents never supported me on this, but I always played and got into the team. I was in the bench for almost a year, just getting water for the other players.
and around the world and continues to draw a lot of interest today. A NBA ball court has to be 94 feet and 50 feet wide just like a college basketball court, so there is a little bit in common with college and NBA basketball from high school and college basketball is that in NBA you can’t stay in the paint for no longer than 3 seconds which would be a turnover on your teams allowing the other team to have the ball. The very first NBA game was played on “ November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Canada”, and what would be the start of one of the best sports ever played. Like in college basketball, there is a shot clock but in the NBA the shot clock has to be set at 24 seconds.
I play travel ball and it’s way different from your regular school ball. Your team travels to different places and you have all the parents, coaches, and refs not only from your team, but from sixteen different teams on eight different courts. These tournaments aren’t a joke either, you can’t just go into a game without working or preparing with your team. These teams are usually strictly basketball and are big schools, me coming from a small school we don’t play one sport. So not working very hard in one sport it’s really hard to get off the bench and try to keep up with the other teams.
It was my first day of tryouts I was in seventh grade. I have played basketball before the but that day my passion for the game actually came out that day. I was so nervous my heart was beating out of my chest and I was shaking like a leaf on a tree about to fall off. We ran most of the try out
If I didn’t have my teammates with me to encourage me on the court, I do not think I would have kept my goals of wanting to play D1 basketball. There were times that I was challenged so much during practice by his strong words that I just wanted to scream at him. In my 4 years, there was not one time that I did though because of my teammates. They knew how to calm me down and keep a positive attitude when things were hard during practices. One specific player that kept me sane was Napheesa Collier.
There is 1 minute left to play and we have the ball in hand. I quickly move out of my zone and the coach is really confused because I don’t shoot from the 3 point line. That was just an underestimate of where I was able to shoot out. My teammate hands me the ball and I have 30 seconds left to shoot. I stall for about 10 seconds then I stop and shoot.
Another lie that Ericsson talked about was omission lie. Omission involves telling most of the truth minus one or two key facts whose absence changes the story completely. Sometimes telling an omission can hurt you or hurt the person your telling it too. A couple years ago, I was getting bullied because I was the smallest out of all the people in my class. It went on for months but I never had the courage to speak up about it because, I felt that no one could help me.
Nick took Illinois to the NCAA final four in 1989. They lost to Michigan by two points in the semifinals. After college Nick was picked by the Orlando Magic in the first round of the NBA draft. He became the team’s leading scorer averaging around 20 points per game. Later Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway joined thus taking some of the offensive burden off of Nick giving him more space to work on his defensive game.
One thing I am thankful for had to be my concussion, sounds strange right? Well we all have our stories but mine started during my freshman year basketball game. Going into the game, I thought we were walking out with an easy win because we played this team before and won. First lesson, don’t ever be cocky in a sport because it will bite you back. Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast.
I grew up playing basketball, two on two with my three older brothers. The only thing on each of our minds was winning, that encompassed fun, accomplishment, and approval. This was my first exposure to a team. I would continue on in my life playing basketball through elementary and middle school until finally playing varsity basketball in high school for four years. All around me was competitive spirit and high emotion since I was young.
It all started in May of last year. I played in a basketball game down at Simpson College with my travel team called the Northeast Iowa Thunder. Playing in the championship game against a team out of South Dakota, we knew we had to play our best. Before the first half of the game came to an end, coach told me to give it my all since we were down by a few points. The floor resulted to be slippery due to the hot and humid gym.
The event that has stayed with me is joining the soccer team 2 years ago in Rocky Mount. That memory stays with me because it has changed my life. It changed my life because I lost weight and I also made new friends. Before I started playing soccer I was chubby and I was out of shape.