Not only because Coach Wright could see them in me, but because when I met the team I could see the same passions in all of them. Now that I am here, living the dream and reaching my goal of playing D1 basketball, it is time for me to live out these passions and finally play at the next level. I need to remember what Rolfes told me about being a great leader and show those qualities with this team. I also need to remember Napheesa’s work ethic and how she got to UCONN and use that as motivation to work very hard every single practice and game here at Miami. Without these two people in my life, making an impact on my basketball journey, I would not have the passions that I do today and wouldn’t be at Miami University
“Naismith tossed the ball, and the game of ‘basket ball’ was born.” Basketball caught on quick and many people mailed Naismith asking for the rules so they could play it themselves. Naismith achieved his goal of entertaining the young men and created a soon-to-be worldwide sport (Where Basketball was Invented:The History of Basketball). The rules of basketball have changed dramatically, but the first 13 rules are mostly still in place. Rule #1 and 2: The ball may be thrown or batted in any direction with one or both hands. Rule #3: A player cannot run with the ball.
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. The bullying was getting worse so I felt it was time to stand up for myself. I stood up to the bully and she felt threaten that 's when trouble came aboard. She wanted to fight me, and at this point I knew I couldn 't fight at school because I would get in trouble. She kept teasing me, pushing me, and I would tell her to stop but it wasn’t helping.
The dynamics of a game of basketball very well correspond with the adversities I faced, hurdles I overcame and achievements I made in life. On my first experience as a professional player, with the entire stadium packed with players, coaches and basketball lovers I became extremely nervous and missed a couple of shots. The shots I missed cost my team dear and made me so apprehensive that I could not even attempt another basket. However nebulous it might seem but it was this and many such experiences that played a vital role in making me the individual that I am. Playing basketball for more than a decade, I have come to realise that sports offer a great metaphor for life.
Raise your elbows slightly, you want to avoid aligning them too far outward or inward. F. The last letter in the aspect of B.E.E.F shooting concept, known for as the “follow through” because the shooter will accomplish a full range of arm mobility required to finish and complete the shot. Your hands should be securely planted on the ball, wrist should flick forwards leading the basketball towards the net. The ball should be shot upward with an arch so you have to extend arms and fully flick the wrist on the release of the ball. Following the free throw process might be a little tricky and irritating at first, but if you keep practicing it you’ll get better and better.
I got them tied on pretty tight. So I could like do some cool MJ dunks. I got outside and my brother wanted to play with me so I let him, but first we were gonna have to pick the basketball hoop up, because last night there was a bad storm and the wind blew my basketball hoop over and I was kind of mad at first but then I didn’t care because I wanted to play basketball. So my brother and I went to go to pick it up and I was the taller one and the older one so I was picking it up and my brother had the bottom and I was working my way up the pole and pushing it up and I couldn’t lift it up anymore because I wasn 't tall enough so I was going to drop it. I yelled at my little brother to get out of the way and he ran and got out of the way so I kind of threw it up as hard as I can I quickly drop to my knees.
This commitment to whatever I put my mind to is what makes me who am. I know that however good I am at something, whether it be a subject, sport, my job or club, that I can always do better. I love to be pushed, to go beyond what I ever thought I could achieve, to become better than I ever thought possible. I truly love playing basketball, I love the rush of accomplishing a goal I set for myself, for finally making 8 for 10 free throws after failing for so long. Basketball is not just a sport, but a metaphor for how I want to live my life.
The bad thing is, is that I was bad at doing my work in school but the team needed me so bad the couches would sit me out for a quarter and then put me in for the whole game. The sad thing is was I was cool with that so I wasn’t doing my work in school but everyone was still treating me like a star.so when I got to high school I was ready to play football and all I was thinking about was football. So I wasn’t doing no work wasn’t even listening to teachers I was just doing me getting at girls and just being the class clown then I found out I couldn’t play football no more in my 10th grade because my GPA was so bad and my grades was so bad then I tried to get for real tried to do my work tried to start listening but I just didn’t learn nothing because all I knew how to do was play football.so in my head I messed up my whole life because I put sports before education .
Moreover, I ran up and down every court after every loose ball just to 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 proved Mr. Jonathan that I can be better, more athletic, and eligible to be a part of the greatest basketball league. Next day, I pulled up at the Smith Park with my ball and the same NBA jersey. I met a 6’11 person.
With ups and downs I made the basketball team and achieved my goal. This moment in my life, like many other moments in competing in sports, gave my life meaning because I tried something which was challenging for me and competed to the best of my ability. My life means something when I challenge myself because it allows me to pursue and obtain my goals, even if when I die, it might not mean anything at all to others. The last statement about challenging myself is in the article, “You’ve got to find what you love’, by Steve Jobs. He states, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
As we stood on the freshly cut grass motionless, in complete despair, we soon realized the effort we had given was simply not enough. We could have ran those suicides harder, connected one more pass, added 5 more pounds in the weight room. Although the crowd was roaring, everyone in a white uniform stood as if there wasn’t a sound heard for miles. With 56 seconds left on the clock, we all knew our season was coming to an end. The time that we thought was boundless, was ended by a buzzer that only brought disappointment.
Do you like to read sports book then this is your book to read, filled with action and tons of problems and sports events. I am reading the book Full Court Press by Mike Lupica this book is about a group of boys that live in downtown Chicago. The boys that are on the basketball team are always trying to do their best during the games. Unfortunately the coach is kind of a grumpy old coach that doesn’t like how the team works together and wants things done his way, also he loves to swear at the kids there isn’t a point in the book where he’s not happy with what they have done. In this journal I will be predicting, connecting, and questioning to what’s going on in the story.
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs. “If we can keep Bear from posting up and scoring, we should be win the game,” my friend Bryce analyzed. I responded, “We will need to shoot the three ball to have a chance, Bettendorf is a really good team”.
Denver Nuggets (30-52) The Denver Nuggets missed the playoffs for the second year in a row and finished 12th in the highly competitive Western Conference. Their season was a disappointment to say the least. They had a coaching change midway through the season as they fired their head coach, Brian Shaw, on March 3. They seemed to have lost their way during the season, as they lost so many games back to back and their offense seem discombobulated. Their point guard, Ty Lawson, was the only bright spot for them as he averaged 15.2 points per game and 9.6 assists per game and managed to stay healthy.
Today was the first basketball game of the season, and Hayden felt really good about this game he came out ready to play, and knew all the plays. They were playing Indiana Hoosiers, and everyone was saying that Hayden didn 't deserve to be on the college team he was on, but he just let it go and didn 't let them get to his head, so Hayden kept a positive attitude and played his hardest. Hayden didn 't really get the play he was on the team because he was good and because of his height. It was the last quarter and Hayden 's team had the ball so Lebron Jeffreys had the ball and Lebron went to pass to Hayden. Hayden was wide open because the defense went and trapped Lebron so Lebron threw it to Hayden and Hayden SLAMMED DUNKED it!