He did this all because of his amazing work ethic and love for the game. Kobe will go down as one of the best players in NBA history. Kobe will also be the first player to have 2 jerseys retired by the same team. Kobe also holds the record of most points in a playoff game, scoring 81
He had Fresno State try to sign him, San Diego State, SMU, and Wyoming those are just a couple of colleges that talked to him. Fresno State was probably the best choice he could’ve made for his career because they helped him do what he wanted to achieve which is make the NBA. The college he went to was the best choice for him. No one thought he could make the NBA except his mom and two sisters which were his inspiration. Paul George one of the best players in the NBA today will get back to good health and he will play to full ability again one day.
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.
I have been playing basketball since I was in 5th grade. When I went to middle school, I was selected by the district basketball team. I intended to attend every practice because I really did enjoy playing basketball. When I entered 8th grade, there was a tournament amongst all the 8 districts in ShenZhen, the city in which I lived. I considered the tournament as a precious opportunity for me to prove my efforts.
I am a big basketball fan of Chris Paul and he is the person my dream of becoming. He plays for Los Angeles Clippers right now. My first time to meet Chris was in the basketball game of Beijing Olympic. I was lucky to get the ticket which closed to the front. Although he was the shortest player on the team and only scored few points in that game, I ws impressed by his skills and leadership on the floor.
As the scrimmage began, Johnson’s emotions got the best of him, as his anxiety made him miss every shot he took. He was useless on the court, no defense, bad passing, and bad shooting. Tryouts soon concluded and Johnson knew that he failed to make the high school team. He left the gym in frustration and anger, As he got home, his mother immediately ran towards him, excited as can be. “Well how’d you do?” she asked him.
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.
When playing varsity baseball you are not only playing for your team, you are also playing for your community. Half way through the season I finally started to let up on myself and play comfortably. I realized that it is only a game anyone can play it and I have the capability to hang with these older guys. Right when I got in the mindset, my batting average soared to over .300. Even as a freshman I was holding the 2nd highest batting average on team.
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.
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. The first quarter was a very slow game and we were losing fight off the bat.
“Just being a really good student in high school and the way the draft works, it’s kind of hard for teams to draft a guy when you don’t know if he’s going to sign or not, which I understood completely. Looking back at it, (going to the University of San Diego) is the best decision I’ve made in my life.” Bryant went on to star for the Torero, hitting 31 homers with an OBP of .493 and a slugging percentage of .820 over 228 at-bats in his draft season. Lots of his growth took place during his three years in San Diego, an experience he valued, although he could have been bought out of school for the right