Another thing I really liked was the way they made the family characters of mom, dad, and Scott. But my favorite thing was the way that they developed Nick’s basketball skill throughout the story. There is a part in the story where somebody is shot by Zack (Trent’s brother) and Trent has to decide if he’s gonna go into running with him or stay for the big championship game with Nick. So I really enjoyed that part because it combined how much I like basketball and the excitement of whether or not Trent would stay or go. In the book it has dad only caring about Nick as much when he was a good basketball player, so I thought it was cool how they sort of betrayed him as a bad guy.
But, they are wrong, just as Max knows. In addition to this quote, there is another, which reads, “That’s how he talked, right out of a dictionary. So smart you can hardly believe it. ”(13).Again, this quote shows Max’s realization of Kevin’s intellect. Max refers to Freak speaking with advanced vocabulary, and just being highly intelligent on many topics throughout the book, so it is obvious that Max notices this regularly.
Victor was always good at basketball, while Thomas isn’t good at any physical activity and wants to be Victor's friend. Victor ends up letting Thomas go on the Trip with him and slowly but surely becomes closer friends with Thomas. Now in Diary it is a different story, at the beginning Arnold is best friends with Rowdy, but once he switches schools he and Rowdy stop speaking. (quote). Although it doesn’t look good for their friendship, but in the end Rowdy and Arnold end up becoming friend again despite what both of them have been through.
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.
He automatically assumes like for example he said “Your daddy does have a job. Right?” He was being very unfair when trying to get to know the black players. Later on he was then kicked off the team for playing unfair. Ray does not change throughout the movie, and for that reason would be considered a static character.
Symbolism is one of the many literary devices used in this novel to help emphasize the author’s main idea or central message.. The symbolism Sherman Alexie used was to emphasize his main message through basketball. At Wellpinit the reservation school basketball symbolized failure and doubt for Junior because he was always underestimated. Major changes were made once Junior decided to go to Reardan. Junior changed a lot since he went to Reardan Junior built up confidence and hope because, “Back on the rez, I was a decent player, I guess.
In the fictional story, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, certain character traits empowered leaders to confront challenges successfully. Such as portraying responsibility and confidence or stubbornness. The first trait that demonstrates a powerful leader is stubbornness or confidence. Many times these being stubborn is considered to be a bad trait, but in a leader it can cause them to argue for things they think are right.
On being wrong Today we watch a video from Ted talk "on being wrong"and why people think that being wrong is bad for them and the reason why we think being wrong is bad for us. There was a time when I was playing in a basketball game and it was a close game and it was a big game win or go home so we needed to win this game. The time was 3 minutes left in the game and my team was up by 2 points from a layup that I made then we got back on defense of end and we were playing great defense the other team had no answer so then one of my teammates got the ball off of ground and I was on the opposite side of him and in front of him but there was no one in head of me so my teammate pass me the ball
In both the book Slam and the movie Finding Forrester, the boys had someone who made them struggle or had a problem with someone throughout the stories. Mr. Nipper, Slam’s basketball coach, from the start didn’t like Slam all that much. He wouldn’t start Slam because he didn’t like his attitude or the way he played with a big head. Slam hated the fact that even though he was the best player on the team, coach still wouldn’t start him. Slam immediately didn’t like coach Nipper because of the way he responded to Slam’s actions.
“Hey remember that one time” ---Wait you weren’t there so how do you know my times in basketball , well I’m gonna tell you about the times I’ve had throughout my year of basketball. First thing first, I didn 't want to play basketball in the first place , neither did my parents want me to and I surely didn’t know how to play. Until this guy named John who was the girl 's basketball coach for Strain- Japan School came along. John standed and asked, “ Would you like to play basketball?”
What was a key issue for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year? Either Russell Westbrook or Kevin a Durant would hold the ball for the entire shot clock, basically taking turns playing iso ball. When on the court at the same time, in certain moments it looked liked they were confused as to whose turn it was to score. As we saw from Harden in his previous seasons in Houston, he 's a player that needs to have the ball in his hands. To have three elite scorers who at their best each need the ball in their hands, it simply wouldn 't have worked.
Response to Shitty First Drafts Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” was non the less brilliant. I could not agree more that in order form a master piece, there needs to be a process. Just like anything else, the first time you do an activity or task, it isn’t going to be perfect, there will be some good that comes from the first time you do it, but there also is a lot of room for improvement. Lamott is an extremely successful writer and is very realistic in explaining her opinion on first drafts.
Being a “Jack of all trades” is often perceived as a bad thing, and if you lack direction in life it certainly can be. But if you have direction, and know what you are doing, being a Jack means that you sacrifice being the master of only one thing, to become good at all things. I find it much more valuable to be good at many things than just being the best at one thing. Researching the quote “Jack of all trades, master of none”, I found that the it doesn’t actually end there. Instead the quote is actually: “Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one”.
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.
As a point guard of your team, the objective is to be a leader of the team and a guide on the court. The Lakers, at least for the time being, do not trust Russell and that can prove to be problematic as they are trying to rebuild themselves into playoff contenders. The Lakers got annihilated by the Utah Jazz in what was their worst loss in franchise history. If the Russell incident played any role in that loss, it would be in the Lakers best interest to trade away Russell. If the Lakers do not believe or trust Russell anymore, than he should be moved, however, it 's still early and only time can tell.