Same Team, Very Different Lives What do Antoine Walker and LeBron James have in common? They are/were both all-star NBA basketball players (Walker left the league in 2008), both played for the Miami Heat, both won NBA championships with the Heat, and both had earnings of over $100 million. On paper, they could have been twins. Yet, that is where the story takes a sad, critical deviation.
Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler is considered one of the best 2-way shooting guards in the NBA, but the odds of him getting in the NBA were always against him. Butler's life was always quite rough, and he struggled throughout his childhood. With a rough childhood and going to a junior college the chances of going to the NBA were a far reach for the young Butler. Jimmy Butler was born on September 14, 1989. When Butler was an infant, his dad Jimmy left him.
No matter who you are and what obstacles you go through it’s no limit to anyone greatness and what they want to be in life. Lebron James was a basketball superstar before he was old enough to drive so his journey to the NBA wasn’t easy. A handsome, very
Lebron James is also one of the greatest players in NBA history. He has won four championships with three different teams and is a 16-time All-Star. While both players have achieved incredible success, there are some key differences between them that make them unique and set
He went to AAU basketball for a while then went on to the NBA. The games were about the same everywhere. He didn’t get passed the ball much but when he did he made something special happen. He made history everywhere during this Civil Rights Movement. Stepping on the court in college and in the pros’ made history.
Lee was born in Edwards, Mississippi in 1904. His mother died while he was a child, and this put a damper his childhood. Despite this, he persevered and graduated from high school. In the 1930’s he became a preacher in the town of Belzoni, a town where many African Americans lived, most in extreme poverty. Later he opened a grocery store and also ran a printing press with his wife out of his house.
He stood at the height of 5’6 in the 10th grade which made it hard for him to follow his dream. The summer of his sophomore year he decided to change his shot for the better. He averaged 20 points a game but it wasn’t enough for colleges to notice him. He ended up going to Davidson college where he later lead them to the be the NCAA final 8 but lost in the semi-finals, and during his time in college
He made 90 million dollars from Nike while he was only 18. This shoe company is half the reason he’s filthy rich. One charity Lebron funds is the Lebron James Family foundation. He hosts bike-a-thons in Akron, and he has also partnered with the University of Akron to provide 2300 sponsorships to students who can 't afford college. Because of Lebron 's charitable actions, many people in Akron and many other places where positively
Throughout his writing career, Soto has written eleven poetry collections for adults and has been awarded both the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award. He is a recipient of the Tomas Rivera Prize and has earned awards from the PEN Center and National Education Association. His works have been critiqued and praised on numerous occasions, and he was named NBC’s Person-of-the-Week in 1997 for his advocacy for reading. However, as a young boy, Soto never expected any of this. It was in college when one book of poetry would change his life forever.
Although Jim Valvano earned many prestigious accolades throughout his life, all overshadowed by a speech that lasted a mere nine minutes. Mr. Valvano was an American basketball player that graduated from Rutgers University as the senior athlete of the year in 1967. Valvano coached at multiple different schools before finding his home at North Carolina State University. Here, he coached the wolves to both ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament championship wins. After leaving North Carolina State, Jim became a basketball commentator for ESPN.
Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States. Jimmy grew up on a small family farm and later became president in 1976. His presidency was a rocky road where people only remembered the mistakes that he made. Carter had a very traditional childhood, he did some major positive thing while he was president, but he also made some mistakes, and he will always be remembered as a president whose mistakes outweighed his triumphs. James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia.
Most importantly, he never gave up on his dream playing professional basketball. In his senior year, “Arthur led his team to win the 1991 public league championship. Therefore, it is clear that Arthur has a strong adaptability to adapt any kinds of situations in life, and this adaptability ultimately changed his life
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. 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.