This is a passage about one of the first basketball players to ever set foot on a basketball court. He was a great hero during the Civil Rights Movement.
Bird had attended indiana and then dropped out,because he felt trepidation about how big the school was.the following year had enrolled in Indiana State. While Bird was at Indiana State he led the sycamores to an NCAA championship game against hi s long time rival Magic Johnson.Sadly Larry bird lost that game to Magic,but prior that year Bird left to enter the NBA draft.Bird left college with the USBWA College player of the year award ,also the Naismith award and the wooden award,and was also played the 5th all time college scoring in the NCAA. Bird was pick 6th overall by the Boston Celtics. Bird spent 13 years as a Celtics(biography.com/larry bird ). He made the NBA All Star Team 12 years just missing out on one year due to an injury. Bird was also name NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 1982(biography.com/larry bird). Larry bird won only 3 championships in 5 appearances thought out his 13 years as a Celtics.(reference.com).After spending 13 years with the Celtics Larry Bird decided to retire in 1992. (biography.com/Larry Bird).After Bird retired he decided to go into the coaching business.He took his first job as an assistant for the Celtics.He had this job for 5 years,after 5 years Bird stepped down and took a coaching job for the Indiana Pacers.while coaching Bird lead the Pacers to a franchise record of 58-24.doing that year he won Coach of the year,and also lead the Pacers to the
Being able to play a sport in college is a gift that not many people receive, it takes hard work and dedication, a thing that has not changed since the first games were played. Over the years college athletics has grown, since the inception of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) in 1906. The number of sports now allowed in the NCAA is twenty four and the number of schools who support each sport has grown by the thousands. College athletes compared today from fifty years ago have changed drastically because of how long they stay in college, wanting to be paid, and the different recruiting process.
Before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent 20 years in the national basketball association, he was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. born in New York, New York. His father was a police officer whom only had one son. Ferdinand stood 5 foot 8 inches at just 9 years old and by time he got to the eighth grade he had already grown a foot, and could dunk a basketball. As a sophomore in highschool he averaged 19 points and 18 rebounds a game, his senior year he averaged 30 points a game. At Power Memorial Academy Ferdinand set New York city school records for scoring and rebounding, all while winning 71 straight games and winning 3 state titles. Given this it isn 't surprising Ferdinand got a scholarship to UCLA.
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed” (MJ). Michael with no doubt left the NBA as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Now the question I’m gonna answer is who is better between Jordan and Kareem. Both players are well known players on and off the court but when it comes down to the best of the best MJ wins. Michael Jordan is a superior player to kareem because of his success on and off the court.
That NBA draft Kobe was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, but then traded to the LA Lakers. In Kobe’s basketball career he went on to win 5 NBA Championships, 1 MVP award, NBA All-Rookie Team, 3 time All-NBA team, 3 time All-defensive Team, 2 time NBA finals MVP, 3 time NBA All-star game MVP, and the defensive player of the year. Outside of the NBA Kobe has won 2 Gold olympic medals for basketball. Ever since a young age Kobe knew that he was going to make it big. 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
Before Jordan took on the rest of society, he was focussed on the game of basketball. Jordan was the face of the NBA. He took the game to new heights through his game changing performances. Starting in college at the University of North Carolina, Jordan proved to everyone that he was going to be something spectacular in the NBA. He was later drafted to the Chicago Bulls in 1984, where he won six NBA titles.
Did you know that Michael Jordan averaged about thirty points a game, and retired with six NBA championships. The debate between who the best basketball player of all time has been going on for many years. Two of the names that come up a lot in this conversation are Michael Jordan and Lebron James. Many of the reasons why this decision can never be agreed on is because of many things. Those things including statistics, how many NBA championships have been won, and what you have been awarded with by the league and sports analysts throughout your career. These reasons listed all show how Michael Jordan is the best player of all time and Lebron is not.
“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” This quote means that if you want something to happen you have to go out and actually do it instead of saying you 're going to do something. Michael Jordan is a kid of five. He grew up with two sisters and two brothers. Michael Jordan is a very competitive guy. No matter what he is doing at every moment he spends doing something he does it with a passion and competes no matter what. Michael Jordan was also a very nice person he was passionate, and would always bring you up if you 're feeling down or low.
He played like a gazelle with a heart of a lion, with his trademarked fashionable basketball shoes, and his tongue out, he changed the game. Jordan was so good that one night he played with the flu and still scored thirty plus points. He achieved ten scoring titles in his playing career and also won five MVP awards. Known as “his airness”, he was the king of the NBA.
James Naismith had a large influence on the indoor sports in the future. The creation of basketball went on to be a large success. The NBA impacts the world in many ways, Socially, Politically, Economically; and. the economic impact of basketball is very huge. Basketball provides for ratings in sport channels, ticket sales at stadiums, building stadiums, and many more. The NBA itself employees many people. The commercials ad products made are perhaps the biggest income for basketball. It is also safe to say that basketball is a plus for traveling companies because they need to get their players around as well as the fans. While countries had tough times, with racism, basketball was always there to bring the country
American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA. The effect of Jordan’s game was so profound that the league changed its rules to make the games more enjoyable. This translated in outlawing defensive contact when a player is in the perimeter, which in turn allowed players to relentlessly attack the lane and score on spectacular layups or dunks in a manner similar to what Jordan popularized.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of the famous basketball player in the late 1900’s. He was born on April 16, 1947 I New-York. His Former name was Ferdinand Lew Alcindor. He Grew Up in Harlem New York. He Was also the only child. He was named after his father Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr. He is very active young man during school. He did a couple sports including baseball, ice skating and swimming. As you see he is a very active person. The Main Sport he was focused on and also was very passionate about was basketball. This is where all history starts. Could You Believe he was about 7’2. No wonder why he was such a Good basketball player.
Michael was once again chosen as first team All-NBA, first team All-Defense and made his eight consecutive All-Star game. In the Air Jordan VIII Michael scored 32.6 points per game to collect his seventh straight league scoring title. He was named NBA finals MVP for the third straight year while collecting his third championship ring with the Bulls