Good afternoon 8R. Today, I am urging an issue that had appeared in the community of the NCAA. The college basketball athletes are not getting paid. Many high school basketball players have been admitted into the NCAA over the years. Winning the NCAA games and winning the tournaments have been a major part for plenty of colleges.
Just think a college basketball player working hard and the top of their team it all good on the court but outside of basketball they are struggling to get money. A starting freshmen in college was tacked so hard in football the he was paralyzed. A college basketball player has most his/her time practicing for basketball. Most college basketball players have to skip classes for basketball. College basketball player should be paid for these reasons they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball.
I will face a lot of tough obstacles, but I know my main three obstacles. My first obstacle is to get into college and get a scholarship for playing basketball. I have to play my hardest and make shots for my team. I plan on making everyone look good by making good decisions. Then I have to ask coach if I have any offers.
In this chapter, the author claims that everyone should discover what weaknesses they possess as well as strengths. The author Gladwell first uses Vivek Randivé and his daughter’s middle school basketball team to exemplify his claim. Randivé realizes that the teams’ greatest weakness was that they had no experience. When this was realized, Randivé decided to introduce a full court press during all their games because they do not need to be as good as all the other teams in order to play hard defense during a full court press. Usually teams only full court press if they are down in the last couple minutes in the last quarter of a game.
Although many have not heard his name, George Mumford was the mastermind behind some of the NBA’s biggest moments. Although fans of the NBA (National Basketball Association) can recall the league's most exciting plays, many fail to see how Mumford’s lessons on mindfulness behind the scenes made them possible. Growing up George Mumford had the identical dream of thousands of kids across the United States; to play in the NBA. Unfortunately, he struggled with back problems early on in his college career, and later fought with alcohol addiction. These struggles forced Mumford to make his mark in the NBA in a different way.
College-level sports are amateur, and maintained by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), an organization designed to regulate and promote competition between other universities.The NCAA hosts a collegiate basketball tournament, called “March Madness”, through the month of March and ending within the first week of April. March Madness started off as a small and unpopular tournament, but “by the early 1980s the NCAA basketball tournament had become one of the most popular sporting events in the U.S.” (“Paying”). The NCAA tournament generates a lot of revenue for media broadcasts, and the athletic departments of universities yet, because college sports are considered amateur by the NCAA, its athletes are not allowed to receive
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.
Entering college my freshman year at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, I was not prepared to be a college student. Being a first generation college student from a low income household, I lacked leadership, guidance, and discipline entering college. Entering my first year as an undergraduate, my primary focus was to play college basketball. Having priorities in the incorrect order led to a final undergraduate grade point average of under a 3.0. I understand that 2.75 is the required grade point average to be accepted in California State University, Dominguez Hills Graduate Program.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report regarding Kobe Bryant’s recent announcement regarding his retirement, you said that it is hard for you to imagine the Lakers without him (as it will be for all Laker fanatics). My question for you is one that you may get asked a lot in the next few weeks, but I honestly am curious as a fan; what steps does someone in your position look to take next year to fill in this missing piece of the Lakers? 5. Last night, I attended the 76ers - Lakers game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What astonishes me about that game and quite frankly any away game for the Lakers is the amount of local fans in attendance.
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.