Being a student at Penn State University where Men 's College Basketball is on the rise has opened up my mind on the sport as a whole, both college and professional. Attending nearly all the games has provided a solid foundation for my knowledge on the sport and has allowed me to take part in several heated debates surrounding NBA basketball. The players Penn State fans watch every week: Tony Carr, Shep Garner, Josh Reaves, and Mike Watkins, are all exceptional and talented in their own regard. However, there is a wide gap between that of above average NCAA players and the greatest of all time NBA players which is a long list. 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.
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.
Making it into the NCAA college basketball teams is a difficult commission and many high school basketball athletes have tried to accomplish that task. A quantity of high school athletes have succeeded and a majority of them have not. The issue concerning the NCAA athletes is that they are not being paid to play in these tournaments and games. They are not being paid to win, and to move on to play numerous other teams. With countless new players, the NCAA would have to pay the athletes different amounts of money depending on how long the athletes were on the teams.
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.
In John Updike’s poem “Ex-Basketball Player” the poet uses literary devices to depict the existing way of life of a once-famous sportsperson. Flick Webb was in before times a gifted athlete on his high school basketball team, and he was commendable of much awe. However, Flick never acquired any other skills to prepare him for a future. Accordingly, he now is locked into an unskilled job and his former glories have pale to all but Flick himself. Updike has created a character that is at this point in time going nowhere and spends most of his time thinking about his former days of glory.
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.
Sports are used to grow from the basic skills you already have, if they’re just using the sport for trophies, what’s the point. For example, basketball has tons of skills to learn such as sportsmanship, being a good teammate, and not hogging the ball. What’s the point of going in a sport if it’s just to get trophies, according to CNN kids shouldn’t get trophies for everything. The pros about giving a young athlete a trophy is making them happy and proud. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” -Tim Notke.
What astonishes me about that game and quite frankly any away game for the Lakers is the amount of local fans in attendance. Why do you believe the Lakers have such a strong worldwide fan base? 6. When it comes to free-agency and trades, I can only assume it is very difficult to determine what is and what is not beneficial to to the future of the Lakers organization. When these types of transactions take place, how difficult is it to decide whether or not it will benefit the team and what exactly do you
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
This allegory could be relatable to anyone seeing that highschool is one of the most stress and difficult times in a person’s life. Lastly, Odysseus’ goal is to reunite with his wife, but does not immediately show himself to the suitors and his wife. In order to reach his goal he must outperform those who share the same goal. I can relate to this, because I tried out for the eighth grade basketball team. I faced people, much like Odysseus’s suitors, who want the same position as I did.
Every time it is a close game, or we are playing against a bigger team, Coach has a simple message to us: just go get the ball. If we want to win, we need to just go get the rebound, or go dive on the floor for a loose ball. It does not matter how; all that matters is that we need to just go get the ball. It is when the ball is in the air that the game plan goes out the window, and whoever wants the rebound more is going to succeed. This is why I love basketball, because when the game becomes close and it comes down to effort, I know that no one is going to outwork me for the ball.
In the way the game is played today, it 's easy to say the Thunder was stupid for ridding of one of the best scorers in the league. Today, teams like the Warriors are revolutionizing the way the game is played, as they have popularized the "small ball" play we see a lot today. The Warriors allow Draymond Green to play center standing at 6 '7", which causes them to lose size, but gives an advantage in speed and
There will always be a scoreboard on and off the court, but would you act the same if that scoreboard weren’t there? John Wooden, basketball player of the year, coach of the year, and creator of the Pyramid of success did. Wooden had amazing off court achievements, he dominated the court, and he shared the 12 lessons of leadership. If he kept glancing at the scoreboard the real question would be, who is John Wooden? He defiantly wouldn’t be the man he is today.
“F*** it ill tell her she not coming when we get there” (Lupica 41). I mean like every practice they have or every game they have he is swearing in every single one and I don’t get why because the player are good athletes and, they play good basketball he just wants things done his way not any other way but
When we played them, right off the bat,Boom, we won the tip off and Ali made a three pointer. They came down the court and we go a steal, ran down the court and made an easy layup. By halftime we noticed something, the expressions on their face… they were shook. We had intimidated the A team and that pushed us to play even harder and make sure everyone knew we were a dangerous team to play against. We beat them and we were happier than a kid at a circus.