When one considers historical development from 1607 through 1865 in what eventually would become the United States of America, it is though a game of basketball was being played with the lives of the people. In the first quarter the slaves are playing against the indentured servants, England owning both teams. The second quarter entails the French, colonists and slaves in the American Revolution versus the European powerhouse England. The third quarter parallels the United States purchase of 828,000 square miles of Louisiana from France. The fourth quarter encompasses colonization and abolitionism, activity centered on expelling free blacks from the United States, or ending slavery across the board. England equals the owner of the franchise. The 13 colonies along the eastern Atlantic seaboard in North America is the court. The slave owners comprise the coaches. The economy is the ball. The blacks are the point guard, and the whites are the shooting guard. Women are the cheerleaders. The Native Americans, relegated to the reservations, are
When most people think about Michael Jordan, they think about him as the greatest basketball player who ever played. However, Jordan was not only a basketball player, but someone who influenced the American culture and society. Jordan’s influence was one that had never been seen before. Whether it was through basketball or his own brand, Jordan was making everyone want “to be like Mike”. Through Michael Jordan’s athletic success on the court, he was able to make himself and his brand into a cultural icon, which had a great impact on the game of basketball, fashion, marketing, and the economy in America.
At the end of the day I know by just reading a paper over basketball you won’t know everything about it. But with the little information that I could fit in to this paper hopefully you should know a little bit about the sport. High school, college, professional basketball are all popular sports to play today at this time. If it weren’t for James Naismith we wouldn’t have this great sport today that everyone
Air ball— again. My form was lost, coordination gone, and so was my patience. I’ve stopped playing basketball for 3 months mainly because of school work and things going on in my life. I was determined to get my skills back no matter how long it’ll take. I started a game of basketball with other people inside the gyms court. As soon as I got the ball, I started to race down the court pounding the ball as I was dribbling. I squared up facing the hoop getting ready to take my shot. I raised my arm up, releasing the ball with my fingertip with poor form and arc. The ball went flying towards the hoop very fast. The sound of the net went swoosh but, sadly it was an air ball. Unfortunately, I lost the basketball game for us; the people on the
In 1891 Dr James Naismith created the greatest game on the planet basketball. Exactlly 100 years later five freshman basketball players from Michigan University gave basketball a new meaning and style that is still in effect today. These five players are Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King. Those five men added more than their talent to the game they brought their style and swagger.
Wilt Chamberlain is one of the most greatest and famous basketball players ever. His size and athleticism changed the game of basketball. Wilt was everything you needed in a player, he could score, rebound, and all-around he was just a very great player.
Life sure has a lot of balls to mess with me. Really man, I’m talking 8 ball, football, and basketball. And just so you know, whoever messes with me always faces repercussions, but this time that promise just might be a little harder to back up.
Dr. Naismith never imagined nor was able to witness how popular and financially prosperous basketball would become. His biggest reward and proudest moment came when he was sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to witness the sport he invented become an official Olympic sport at the 1936 Games held in Berlin. He was given the honor of tossing up the ball for the tip off of the very first game, between Estonia and France. Also at the end of the Olympic basketball competition, it was Naismith who handed out the medals to the winning teams. The United States defeated Canada for the gold medal, 19-8. How’s that for irony that Canada and the United States would play for the first gold medal? A Canadian citizen moved to the
I can remember the game so clearly, it was during the second quarter of the J.V. basketball game and I had just gotten the rebound and passed it out to Kelsie. Next thing I know a player from the opposing team came up right beside me and hit me in the side, I feel a big pop and hear a loud crack. I’m in excruciating pain, but I push through it and keep on playing because it 's my last quarter for the J.V. game and it 's almost halftime. I can make it until after the game tonight right, it won’t be that bad?, I remember thinking to myself as I can barely breathe because something 's wrong with my back, but I know this pain, my ribs are out of place and I won 't get any relief until we go to the chiropractor. Who knows when I’ll go to the
One key component to the historical background of the introduction of Michael jordan to basketball
Michael Jordan is known as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. He played for the Chicago Bulls and led them to six NBA championships and received the Most Valuable Player award several times. He is arguably the greatest player in the history of he game. Jordan was also very successful off the court and created a shoe empire that everyone knows, “Jordan.” He was one of the first professional athletes to become a billionaire in the United States. He literally inspired a generation of people both on and off the basketball court. https://www.livestrong.com/article/345979-michael-jordan-his-positive-impact-on-basket
At the beginning, the game was played with peach baskets or 18 inch square boxes hanging on the balconies of the running tracks of most indoor facilities. During that time the height of the basket was set at 10 feet, which still is today. Apparently, the game has slowed down by the peach baskets and boxes since the ball had to be taken out from them after every goal, either by someone on the running track or by ladder. Heavy woven wire rims replaced the peach baskets first in 1892. Then, after a year, in 1893 cast iron rims were used. Open ended nylon nets were accepted for use in 1912. This was a major milestone for basketball since the free falling ball after a made basket significantly increased tempo and scoring of the
There have been many great athletes to play professional sports in the last 100 years. Some of the great athletes are: Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan, and Cy Young. Those athletes have played all kinds of sports like football, basketball, baseball, and more. Every great professional athlete has a skillset that another does not have, but if you go by stats Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete to ever play a sport.
Why is this important to me? I love basketball. It is a hobby of mine and my family. It is also part of the culture of the US and want to see how it compares to the Netherlands
Basketball is a great way of exercise and a great way to have fun with friends.