Basketball is one of the second most popular sport in the world. There is one reason and one reason only, it’s because of a man named Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt scored 100 points in the early March, 1962. At the time the NBA was at a standstill, with the annual income just over $50,000. The 1961-1962 season was insane, with all the legends that played on the courts of the NBA.
Another famous basketball player is Lebron James. He was born in Akron, Ohio. He went to St. Mary High School, but he didn’t go to college, he went straight to the NBA. In 2003 he was drafted into the NBA and played for his home town the Cleveland Cavaliers, and now he also plays for the USA team. Over all the years he has been playing basketball in the NBA he has made it to the finals 8 times.
For the NBA it’s 22 feet to 23 feet and 9 inches away from the basket, for the WNBA the line is 20 feet and 6 inches away from the basket, for the NCAA men’s the line is 20 feet and 9 inch line and the NCAA women and high schools lines are 19 feet and 9 inches from the basket. Players had to adjust to the addition of the 3-point line, it changed everything. Players had to guard other players at the 3-point line unlike they had done for their entire careers. 3-pointers made the entire game seem much more interesting and exciting to the audience. The 3-point line has only been around for about 30 years but it’s hard to imagine the game of basketball without it (Ryan
and around the world and continues to draw a lot of interest today. A NBA ball court has to be 94 feet and 50 feet wide just like a college basketball court, so there is a little bit in common with college and NBA basketball from high school and college basketball is that in NBA you can’t stay in the paint for no longer than 3 seconds which would be a turnover on your teams allowing the other team to have the ball. The very first NBA game was played on “ November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Canada”, and what would be the start of one of the best sports ever played. Like in college basketball, there is a shot clock but in the NBA the shot clock has to be set at 24 seconds. At the end of the day I know by just reading a paper over basketball you won’t know everything about it.
The following years for the Magic under O’neal would be known as “The Shaq era” Shaquille O’neal was a star center in the NBA from 1992-2011 he was known for his strength and powerful slam dunks (Davenport). O’neal was drafted first overall by the Magic in the 1992 NBA draft out of Louisiana State University Aka LSU.
They both met at a time and place, although in the Outsiders one gang won and they were not allowed to use weapons, but in West Side Story both gangs lost because both their group leaders died. They were also not able to finish the fight because the police came, and they did not agree to anything, so someone randomly pulled out a switchblade. A lot of the scenes were similar, but in each movie, they also had something unique about each
College Basketball Players: The NCAA Money-Making Servants College basketball is reaching all-time highs in television viewers, tickets sold, and fans, and is bringing in eight billion dollars in revenue for the NCAA. Logically, the players should be getting a share in that large sum of money, but they don’t. The NCAA has turned into a new form of indentured servitude by essentially taking players and locking them into a straight jacket as money is flying around their talents. Coaches, universities, alumni, and boosters push college students to become better athletes; some are putting in up to forty hours per week in the gym, and there is no compensation for their hard work. Like Seneca once said “Every new beginning comes from some other
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.
Playing sports of any kind comes with associated risks, which is why pro athletes are some of the highest paid individuals in the industry. During his 3.5-year career, an average pro football player makes over $6 million, while an average professional basketball player makes over $24 million during his 4.8-year career. So why aren't student-athletes afforded the same compensation? They are still at risk every time they step inside the court or in the field, after all. Kevin Ware, for example, suffered a gruesome injury while playing as a guard for Rockdale County High in metro Atlanta.
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.
Derrick Rose went to Memphis Tigers for college and he played with Chris Douglas - Roberts who is a NBA player now. The tigers went to the top seed in the South region in his first year ( Rose Jockbio). Rose averaged 14.9 points per game, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game during the regular season and 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6 assists during the tournament ( Rose Fansite ). Derrick lead the tigers to the final four since 1985 then they beated UCLA to go to the National Championship ( Rose Jockbio). Memphis was leading by nine with less than three minutes to go and he Jayhawks came back and won 75 - 68 Memphis had lost the championship game (Rose Jockbio).
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA). He starts at the small forward and power-forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four of NBA’s most valuable players awards, two NBA finals MVP awards, two olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA rookie of the year award. He has also been selected to 12 NBA all-star games, and is the Cleveland Cavaliers leading scorer. With all this success he must have had personal trainers and great coaches as a kid, but that is not true.
Shaq averaged more points per game in his career with twenty three. Shaq also has more total points in his career with twenty eight thousand five hundred and ninety six while bill russell has fourteen thousand five hundred and twenty two. Finally Shaq won his last championship in two thousand and five beating the dallas mavericks. The mavericks had dirk nowitzki a big matchup for shaq. Shaq was playing for the miami heat at the
Tonight was a hard fought game. We didn 't play our best basketball, but for the first time we went out there and really competed. We didn 't shoot the ball particularly well and the offense was a little too stagnant, but we scrapped on defense, crashed every board, took every possession personal, and made our free throws.” Josh Skelley led Tioga with 25 points while going 9 for 12 from the free throw line and pulled down 11 rebounds. Dauth had a strong performance with 14 points, 22 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Pomeroy, the hero of the game, scored 10 points and had four rebounds.
Getting acquired from three different NBA teams and eventually leading towards getting cut from two and on the verge of the third, Lin came off the bench to produce a record-breaking streak of wins that opened up an opportunity for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, Lin’s ethnicity had more of an impact on viewers than his actual performance on the courts. Due to the fact that African Americans dominate basketball, while Asian Americans represent less than one percent of the NBA and even Division 1 Men’s Basketball. Linsanity represents the journey of Jeremy Lin not just his record-breaking performance, but how he demonstrated a counter hegemony ideology by pursuing a nontraditional Asian career. Therefore, the unbelievable phenomenon of Linsanity presents a unique opportunity to observe the construction of Asian American identity by: revealing the racial hegemony involved within the sport of basketball, which lead towards the transition to a more colorblind society, and how Linsanity is gradually breaking the curse of the Asian American