Moreover, basketball taught me that if I try my best, my efforts will pay off. I learned that this lesson does not only apply to basketball, but also to all areas of my life. If I could go back to the past, I would definitely make the same commitments to
That dream was realized when at the age of 22 in 1954, Meadowlark was out of the Army, he joined the famed team shortly after team member, and Reece Tatum retired. Meadowlark was a skilled basketball player, but his dream included the chance to entertain people, not just play basketball. “My destiny was to make people happy,” Lemon said in 2003 when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Only five Globetrotters had their numbers retired and Meadowlark Lemon was one of them.
We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
The Speech felt like all the knowledge of basketball was flowing through my mind at that very moment. I remember his exact words, “This team hasn't worked as hard as us, they haven't come as far as us, and they certainly don't deserve this trophy more than us.” That speech flow like the ocean's wave on a warm morning in Hawaii. Coach Luke had always been that coach that expects the best from you and well that actually paid off for him sometimes. But this was the championship there was no guarantee of an easy win, it probably was going to be one of our hardest games all season.
This then can be interpreted as to demonstrating how reaching a goal or gaining recognition involves great amounts of hard work and strong perseverance. In addition, it argues that pain and suffering is part of the “formula” for success. Some literary devices present in the poem are alliteration, hyperboles, asyndeton, similes, and imagery. Firstly, alliteration can be found in passages such as “training tirelessly or “hundreds of hours”, also a hyperbole. Secondly, an example of an asyndeton is where I list the different times I practiced: “After-school, before practice, after practice, during the weekends”.
Winning the NCAA games and winning the tournaments have been a major part for plenty of colleges. From colleges like Duke to Florida State, there are hundreds of NCAA basketball teams out there with players that have certain talents and skills in an assortment of areas. But are skills and talents in basketball what really matters to the colleges and to the community of the NCAA? There were numerous moments when it really mattered, but not all moments mattered. Making it into the NCAA college basketball teams is a difficult commission and many high school basketball athletes have tried to accomplish that task.
That's until Ray Lewis came and spoke one of his motivational speeches to Dean. One day Dean Gullberry’s life would change forever. Dean was walking to the river court but had to take the back alley to get to his destination because Dean heard 50 Cent got shot nine times on his normal path to the river court. While Dean was walking to in the back alley, he found a pair of kicks. Dean noticed they were “Nike Vintage Mid 77 White Blue Premium leather Jordan shoes” the same ones that Michael Jordan wore when he took the Chicago Bulls to the NBA Finals for the first time in 1991 and won it all.
Both of them ended up becoming Hall of Famers, so the Celtics gave up quite a bit to get Bill Russell (Shoals). Bill Russell made an immediate impact on the Celtics, leading them to the Championship in his rookie season (Shoals). Unfortunately, Bill Russell played in a time where whites and African Americans were still separated. Granted, the racism aspect was slowly dwindling it was still present. Bill Russell wasn’t the first African American player in the NBA, but he became the first African American superstar
This was the first of several match-ups between the two teams. The Celtics beat the Lakers in a tight competition—four games to three—for the 1984 championship. The Lakers, however, took down the Celtics the following year in the finals. Johnson was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
He participated in the 1963 march on Washington for Civil Rights and defended Muhammad Ali when he refused to serve in the military on the basis on his religious beliefs. He was the first black to become a head coach of any major sports, and he still was coaching his own team while he was actively playing for the Boston Celtics and he won two times. Like a lot of retired athletes he has co-written autobiographies and unlike other retired athletes his are worth reading and re-reading. When he was told he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame he declined to serve but he was inducted anyways. In 2011, Barack Obama gave Bill Russell the highest civilian honor.
Even worked while he was injury shows how much further he was determined to be than others. His attitude remained positive where most would take on a negative thought about the situation. Then, he returned to lead in scoring for seven consecutive seasons, averaging nearly 33 points a night. Arguably the best all-around player on both sides of the court. Won the MVP five times (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1998) and Defensive Player of the Year (1988).
Kenny Washington explored the world of the National Football League by becoming the first black NFL player. He encountered prejudice however he did not let this stop him from achieving his goal to play professional football. His dream was to play in the NFL. Kenny was born August 31 1918. He was born in Lincoln Heights Los Angeles .His
The main character Jamal Wallace in the movie “Finding Forrester” tried to blend in the commencement, but once he was given the chance he showed his true potential. Although he is feeling like he is not welcomed nor worthy of being in the situation he is now because of what friends, peers, and teachers do and say. Constant conflict with his skin tone, growing up in the Bronx, and his potential stirs up threw out the movie. William Forrester someone who came to be a great friend of Jamal's also caused him to feel dragged down as well. William foster was a man with many words, who also kept to himself.