James Naismith was the one who invented basketball in 1891. He invented the game when he was working at the YMCA, training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Naismith had been challenged to create a new game that could be played indoors in the cold winters of Massachusetts to provide an athletic distraction to disruptive group of students. With a two-week deadline Dr. Naismith decided to invent a game of skill, finesse, and accuracy, rather than one that relied on pure strength. He was inspired by a game he had played as a child called, “ Duck on a Rock,” in which players lob a small rock at a duck placed on top of a large rock in an attempt to knock off the duck.
Being a student at Penn State University where Men 's College Basketball is on the rise has opened up my mind on the sport as a whole, both college and professional. Attending nearly all the games has provided a solid foundation for my knowledge on the sport and has allowed me to take part in several heated debates surrounding NBA basketball. The players Penn State fans watch every week: Tony Carr, Shep Garner, Josh Reaves, and Mike Watkins, are all exceptional and talented in their own regard. However, there is a wide gap between that of above average NCAA players and the greatest of all time NBA players which is a long list. 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.
There are many sports in this world, many of them are popular in the United States. My favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Soccer is mostly popular in European and South America, however basketball is more popular in the North America. Both of the two sports have famous matches that is world wide known. For example the National Basketball Association which is abbreviated as NBA and the Soccer World Cup.
After playing a tough semifinal they were able to qualify against an amazing team, who consisted of a player almost as talented as CJ and he came in 6’10”. The game had been fast paced. The crowd was in awe as they witnesses two of the best players in the state play an astounding game of basketball. They maintained a tied game until the last few minutes where the game would depend on whoever held position of the ball at the end, it was that close. Only eight seconds before the timer went out the opposing team managed to put in a three- point shot.
Basketball is one of the most competitive sports in North America. Not only do I play because of the competitiveness but it also gives me good exercise, increases your hand-eye coordination ability, and trains you to focus more. Basketball is a sport which requires a lot of focus. When I Play basketball, I have to focus on my surroundings, my teammates, weak points in their defense etc. Studies show that playing Basketball helps you focus more in school.
He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naismith went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.” Lebron Romone James is an NBA player and I look up to him as a leader, he is one of the best players in the NBA .
The first time I got interested in basketball was in 8th grade. I went to the informational meeting for modified basketball because I wanted to try out for a school sports team. I signed up to try out because I wanted to try something new. I never played basketball in my life. I always played recreational soccer.
I once took a risk when I played basketball. Risk can happen every time in our life not except playing the sport like basketball. Sports activity like basketball, we need to be careful about the accident because it is an activity to play with another player who plays with you. On Sunday, I was playing basketball with my friends who study in IC faculty in the basketball court at Mahidol university near to documentary 11.
Some guys and maybe even girls that happen to play a sport might have that certain goal that they are determined to reach and won't stop until it is achieved. For example, in basketball, whether it may be to make a certain amount of baskets or catching as many passes in one handed during practice. My goal started when I began to play basketball I wanted to be able to dunk, something about the ability to be up so high in the air and slamming the ball into the hoop with such aggression was so mesmerizing. Going to open gyms and not seeing alot of people with the ability to dunk the ball would give me that sense of relieve that soon I’ll be the only one to dunk the ball and everybody would look in awe. Took me to the end of my sophomore year to
The Boys of Dunbar written by Alejandro Danois is a compelling narrative about an inner-city Baltimore high school basketball team who became a national powerhouse from 1981-1983. This is “A story of love, hope, and basketball”. Throughout this essay, The Boys of Dunbar will be explained, reviewed and critiqued. The two Dunbar teams from 1981-1983 are regarded as some of the best high school basketball teams that were ever assembled and many of the players on these teams are thought of as some of the most talented basketball players to ever come from Baltimore.
There 's a ton of books trying to explain Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen 's legacy. No other novel can compare to Teammates: Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen, by Bill Gutman. The book goes deeply into Jordan and Pippen 's careers, which is why it deserves an A. Bill Gutman does not only explain the Bulls historic domination in the 90 's, but completely describes Michael and Scottie 's road to the NBA. Both hall of famers had different journeys to be the players they became. Michael and Scottie were both incredibly hard workers, putting countless hours in the gym, but Michael was blessed with skills that can never be compared.
Brian Scalibrine, also known as the White Mamba, was tearing up the NBA since his arrival with the Nets. Brian Scalibrine is the G.O.A.T. because of the praise he got from his fans, his willingness to mentor young superstars and make them better, and his dominance as a player alone. Brian Scalibrine was known as the fan-favorite everywhere he went during his time in the NBA. He was the most relatable to a normal
Winning the NBA championship is the challenge that every team wants to achieve at the end of the season. In Kobe Bryant’s 19 seasons, he won the championship title 5 times; Michael Jordan’s 15 seasons, he won the title 6 times. What makes Bryant’s 5 championships more impressive than Jordan’s 6 is that he was lacking “star power” on his team, while Jordan was surrounded by it. Michael Jordan had the benefit of playing with John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen during all of his championships, which made it easier for him to pull off his 6 NBA titles. For Michael’s first championship in the finals in 1991, his team won the series easily in a 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers.
He went to AAU basketball for a while then went on to the NBA. The games were about the same everywhere. He didn’t get passed the ball much but when he did he made something special happen. He made history everywhere during this Civil Rights Movement. Stepping on the court in college and in the pros’ made history.