How Does Basketball Change My Life

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When I was a young kid, my dream in life was to play basketball for the Boston Celtics. At ten years old in the small town of Sharon, Massachusetts, my dream of playing professional basketball disappeared. The problem wasn’t with anyone else, it was with me. The NBA became out of reach, and varsity basketball became a silly thought. As a young boy realizing this was not the most motivating thing. It really makes you think about what is important to you. I can still remember the way that my life was changed by sports. As a young child, my whole life revolved around basketball, watching it, playing it, and talking about it. Every year for my birthday, my family would give me a jersey of the newest player on the Celtics. I can still remember…show more content…
Everyone would get an email when the teams were posted to the web site. That week was a very stressful one. That Friday my mom called me into the living room where we had a family computer. This is where my mom had the email from the coaches with the link to the web site. My mom let me do the honors. I remember moving the mouse across the screen and to the blue link. Once I clicked on the link a small bead of sweat dripped from my forehead and splattered on the table. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity of scrolling I found my name. Unfortunately, it was under the B team list. I remember the distraught through my mind and just the…show more content…
The worst part was knowing that I was on the cusp of almost being there. I still believe that it came down to me and another player. It was him or me. He could shoot the ball better than I could, but I was a better athlete. Looking back at this event it may have been one of the most life changing moments in my life. After that season I stopped playing basketball. I realized that my skill level was not high enough to compete at a top tier level. So I picked up Lacrosse. I immediately fell in love. My skills were naturally above many others and this made it easier to play. I was able to run up and down the field and control the ball, while others either couldn’t move as well as I did or couldn’t control the
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