All the six games, at least scoring one basket, we got to the finals. Fourth quarter of the final game came. Our team was losing by two and there were around fourteen seconds remaining. I don’t know what the coach thought of but he decided to put me in when he had so many other options. The coach told me to stay in the three point line in order to shoot if I can.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports. There are 2 different types of positions you can play in basketball, also known as offense and defense. Offense is the team with the ball trying to score the points. Defense is where a player is trying to steal the ball, deflect passes and try to rebound. There are to be only 5 people on the court at a time.
Usually in the summertime or whenever it stays warm and not too dark, I head over to the parks and watch some playground basketball games. I see all types of ballers, young, old, half court and full court players and oh yeah, I see basketball trainers working out players that are trying to improve their game for the upcoming season. This past summer it was kinda dead and it wasn't even that hot. I have heard the phrase " Ball is Life" but that isn't the case. Ball is definitely not life especially this past summer.
This commitment to whatever I put my mind to is what makes me who am. I know that however good I am at something, whether it be a subject, sport, my job or club, that I can always do better. I love to be pushed, to go beyond what I ever thought I could achieve, to become better than I ever thought possible. I truly love playing basketball, I love the rush of accomplishing a goal I set for myself, for finally making 8 for 10 free throws after failing for so long. Basketball is not just a sport, but a metaphor for how I want to live my life.
I wore my favorite Rajon Rondo shirt, my velcro shoes, and an unwavering smile. That was the night I realized basketball was my passion. But, many season have come and gone and my years of playing draw fewer and fewer. Looking back, I think of all the things I could’ve done differently to just earn a few more years to play. If I just practiced harder that day or played better that tryout or that game.
Something funny that came out of that was when Darrall was deep in foul trouble, 4 fouls on only Chamberlain, he shouted at one of the referees “ Well, why don’t you just give the guy [one] hundred and we’ll all go home!” Sure enough he did just that. After Wilt had heard that he was going hard for the triple digits. Because of this very game the NBA had changed the lane (paint) from twelve feet wide to sixteen feet wide. With the third quarter coming to an end, Wilt racked twenty-eight, adding on to his 41 is 69 points from just the three quarters he’s been in. “The Big Dipper” scored his 80th point with 7:51 left on the clock.
The dynamics of a game of basketball very well correspond with the adversities I faced, hurdles I overcame and achievements I made in life. On my first experience as a professional player, with the entire stadium packed with players, coaches and basketball lovers I became extremely nervous and missed a couple of shots. The shots I missed cost my team dear and made me so apprehensive that I could not even attempt another basket. However nebulous it might seem but it was this and many such experiences that played a vital role in making me the individual that I am. Playing basketball for more than a decade, I have come to realise that sports offer a great metaphor for life.
Basketball players run up and down the court during the game for long periods without breaks, until a free throw, timeout, or an end of a quarter. Secondly, Basketball timeouts are much shorter and ranging from thirty seconds to a minute while football timeouts last two minutes long. This gives the football players to have more time to drink water and regain their energy for their next play. The basketball
We were in the middle of a basketball game when Marissa threw me the ball. I tried catching the ball, but instead of catching the ball, it hit the tip of my middle finger. All at once, I feel my finger slowly but painfully collide will the ball. My eyes started to water and I was standing right in the middle of the court where everyone could see me. I felt so embarrassed because I thought everyone was looking at me.
The purpose of this experiment is to test which practice schedule is more effective for skill progression. The experiment is done by having 2 different subjects shoot 100 free throws on day 1 to get a starting percentage. One subject then shoots 30 free throws 5 times per week and the other shoots 75 free throws 2 times a week. On the last day of the experiment each subject shoots another 100 free throws and the difference in percentage of start to finish is calculated. A free throw by definition is a shot that requires for a player to shoot behind a special line, called the foul line, into the basket.
They had a very selfish player that had almost half of their points. So we figured if we just lock him up when knew we were gonna win. He scored about 5 more points to start the 3nd half so by that time i just started guarding him. I knew he was weak minded and just wanted to shoot over me so i was just gonna be aggressive with him the whole time. He finally got me in the open court and everyone cleared out it was just me and him in the backcourt.
B for Basketball B is for basketball. Basketball is a huge part of my life. I have played basketball since I was five. I played a lot of it with my friends and with leagues. Shooting hoops, doing layups, and playing lightning was the way I spent most of my summer days.
When I was in elementary school I want to get in to our basketball team because during that time I really like to play basketball. I was playing with friend during break time and sometimes after school. Compare to others I am really new to basketball and many other students were played more than me. My skill wasn’t that good and I barely know all the rules of basketball, but I like so much I want to get in the team. The trial is for everyone and all the people who like to play basketball could join.
“Why can’t we get into our freaking offense! ?” This is all I really remember from Coach McKendrick at halftime last year against Niles North in what was a tough night for our basketball team. Prior to this, we beat New Trier at home and then went on the road and beat the pre-season unanimous vote to win conference, Highland Park, in our first conference game. Before the New Trier game, our game plan was simple: we were smaller, but faster, so we were going to run the court and make this is a fast pace game. We executed our gameplan, and we won.