He played multiple positions such as point guard, small forward and power forward. He stood at 6’9 and 231 pounds. He played 2 years at the University of Michigan State and won a national title in his 2nd year in 1979 against his famous rival Larry Bird. In college, he averaged 17 points a game, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. He was the first pick in the 1979 draft picked by the Lakers.
Jackie Robinson was a very successful young man, his fame started when he was in highschool. Robinson got varsity letters in four different sports, basketball, football, track, and baseball. When he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers he was forced to stay in a separate hotel without his teammates because he was a different color. Jackie Robinson was awarded the Rookie of the year award in 1947. He was arrested for not giving up his seat to a white person on the bus and later was released of all charges.
When he first got out of college he was segregated into a negro baseball league. When he was playing, the fans would be calling him terrible names and would most likely make him mad. When Jackie would play, the fans would be throwing things at him from the stands. They fans would throw drinks, food, and things they brought into the stadium. (#####) Jackie was named the best player in the negro leagues, and now is thought as one of the best players to play the game.
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.
Robinson would go on to attend UCLA, where he was the first athlete to receive a varsity letter for four sports. An article describing his accomplishments states this by saying, “In 1941, Jackie Robinson became the first athlete in the history of UCLA to letter in four sports (Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Track) in the same year” (“Hall of Famers”). Jackie was one of four black players on UCLA’s football team in 1939, which was abnormal, considering this was a time when very few black athletes played college football. Robinson won the 1940 NCAA Championship in the long jump. Surprisingly, baseball was the worst sport for him during his tenure at UCLA, hitting only .097 in his only season.
Jackie attended John Muir High School, where he excelled in sports in high school and college. He went to Pasadena College where he played 4 sports, football, baseball, track, and basketball. He was very talented in all of them, but he really saw something in baseball. Coming out out of college, Jackie was rejected by the Boston Red Sox, he then went off to serve in the military, Jackie was soon promoted to 2nd lieutenant, and after got platoon leader. On August 28, 1945 he met with Branch Rickey.
Steve wants to be in hiding and be divulged in his identity. Alex made clear for everyone who watches his documentary, that Steve’s life would never be the same until the media and fans apologized for what they did to Steve. There is a quote in the documentary stated by Alex Gibney, “There were a lot of fans that were being pretty unfair
It was me who wasn’t sure. It was me who lay on the cot wondering if I was fooling myself.” Steve’s mother’s encouraging words made him rethink his guilt. He feels bad for making his family go throw this, as he feels her pain. Steve’s mother’s insight into the crime makes Steve feels as if he is innocent. Ordinarily, he is relying on others’ to see where he stands in the crime and if he is innocent or not.
As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting. Someday he wanted to retire being known as the best basketball player who has ever lived. and I think he managed just that. The
Wilt Chamberlain’s dedication and skill set was unmatchable by any other player in the NBA to date. One example is Wilton’s one hundred