John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player”: Legend or Laughingstock? John Updike grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, just across the river from the city of Reading (Cole). Last month, the Reading High School boys’ basketball team won their first-ever state championship. Students and residents alike all came together to root for their Red Knights and the team pulled off the biggest win of their lives. This gritty city celebrated something positive for a change, and the players took their place in the school’s history.
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.
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.
Absolutely.”Lonzo Ball the son of the outspoken father, Lavar Ball, is a Laker rookie from UCLA. LeBron James is a 14 time all star, 4 time MVP, and 3 time champion, currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although some may think that Lebron James is the best basketball player of all time, Lonzo Ball is a better player because he broke Lebron’s record for youngest triple-double in NBA history, he got his signature shoe at an earlier stage in his career, and his rookie year stats are better. LeBron recorded a triple double
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began
Hoop dreams is an award winning film that follows two African American boys, William Gates and Arthur Agee, throughout their high school basketball careers. Both boys were recruited at a young age by a scout from St. Joseph’s High School in Westchester, Illinois approximately a 90- minute commute from their homes in Chicago. Agee and Gates struggled to succeed in this prestigious program due to issues surrounding race, socioeconomic status, a foreign social environment, education, injury, and values. This film tied together everything we have learned about how race and social class are not separate dimensions of inequality. Research has shown that race often determines a person’s socioeconomic status (House & Williams, 2000).
The memoir, Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend, is written by Bill Russell with Alan Steinberg. The story focuses on Bill Russell, one of the greatest basketball players in the game, and his coach Red Auerbach who helped him through his NBA career with the never ending “affection” between them. Bill’s story begins down in the south where his family was poor and ends with Bill playing for the Boston Celtics making a lot of money. As a young kid, Bill’s parents taught him values such as respect, integrity, trust, honesty, loyalty, fairness, independence, and empathy which he carried with him when he played for the Celtics. As Bill grew as a player, he and Red became closer, it was not just a player and coach relationship but it was more of two men being friends.
Basketball. Josh and JB later became the men of the house in replacement of their late father. JB quit basketball to show honor to his dad. Josh and JB will share their dads championship ring, because they are proud of what their dad accomplished in his short life. Read The Crossover By: Kwame
After playing in the NBA for 20 years and earning himself a title as one of the most legendary basketball players, Kobe Bryant explains why he decided that now is the right time to retire. Offering an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America," the 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard tells Robin Roberts that it was his 2013 injury that made him start thinking about retirement: "It was something that kind of evolved over the last three years, you know, with the Achilles injury, that really frightened me. [...] Because you know, it was like, 'My career could be over now.' It scared me. 'What am I going to do next?'
Introduction What are the similarities between the best professional basketball team in history and me starting my career as a manager? It may seem silly to think that a twenty-six year old young man who is just starting his career and a historically successful basketball franchise are similar. There are similarities though. The Golden State Warriors have proven that they are one of the best basketball teams in NBA history. I have yet to prove that I can change the way an industry is viewed.
Tremaine Townsend, born December 11, 1986 at Sharps Hospital, San Diego, CA, he is my only son, I decided to write about someone who is near and dear to my heart. I am very proud of my son he has been a blessing to me and has made me so proud to be a father. Tremaine was always an exceptional basketball player. He played first string his freshman and sophomore year at North High School here in Phoenix, AZ. During that time Tremaine grew maybe a couple of inches, from 5’10” to 6’0” tall, no major growth spurt but that summer Tremaine grew 6 inches, now that is major.
Life was not always about HIV for Johnson, he is very well know for his role as point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. If fact he was know as one America’s best Players for 12 years. From a large family, Johnson grew up with nine brothers and sisters. Both of his parents worked—his father for the General Motors plant in town
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.
Once a upon of time kid name Billybob came back from school on the last day school.He just got out of first grade.On June 15 he went to his dad for the summer.Billybob`s dad said “That we are going work on basketball for rest of the summer”.Billybob like now he going to play basketball for the rest of the summer. Now Billybob is now in the five grade at his first tournament.He is starting point guard.Billybob gets the ball and shoots his first shoot a three and he make it.Billybob`s dad was so proud of him.They win the game by 15 points.Billybob had 20 points.They go to the next round.They win that and went to championships Billybob was so happy for himself and his friends. Lastly Billybob in now in sixth grade on the basketball
Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture. Everyone witnessed his potential early on in college as a North Carolina Tar Heel. Entering the University at Chapel Hill in 1981 the freshman, made the game winner against Georgetown for the national championship. His trail of accomplishments continues when named College Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior year. Back to back accomplishments only carried over into his NBA career.