The second day of tryouts was atrocious, weather wise. With a combination of rain and chill, it really tested everyone who was playing that day. Out of nowhere, I shot amazingly, ten strokes lower than I did the previous day. I felt great, I was almost sure I would make the team at this point, but I didn’t want to jinx anything. I shot a 55 the next day, which kind of lowered my spirits, but not so bad as I was feeling defeated like the year before.
Although the Lakers didn’t make it over .500 or make the playoffs Kareem still won his fourth mvp award, leading the league in rebounds (16.9) and blocks (4.12). In 1977-78 Kareem lost his temper and lashed out breaking his hand on Bucks rookie center Kent Benson 's face. He missed 20 games and got a 5,000 dollar fine from the
“In their first year at the Richfield Coliseum, the Cavaliers would contend for a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history. However injuries to key players like Austin Carr, Jim Clemons, and Jim Chenes would take their toll as the Cavs fell one game short” (Fleming). After playing for awhile outside of Cleveland, the struggling Cavaliers moved to downtown Cleveland to play. During their first year at the Gund Arena, the injury bug followed them from Richfield to Cleveland (Fleming). Ahead in time, the Cavaliers still had not won a championship nor gotten close.
We played in a 3v3 in Lewiston last summer, the four of us. We took the W and walked away with medals. This year we likewise walked away with medals, but not the W. There was some very good competition over in Elk Rapids this summer. However, we had no problem with all 13 teams except for 2. The Cadillac team was gigantic, aggressive, and maybe over aggressive.
The 1990’s was known as the Jordan era for the simple fact that Jordan reigned as king for most of those years. 1991-1993 Jordan’s team (Chicago Bulls) won the NBA finals back to back to back, which is now known as a three peat. He retired for one and a half years only to come back to win three in a row with the Bulls. Michael Jordan has the best NBA finals record with 100%-win percentage in the finals. The biggest reason why he is the greatest of all time is because of how successful he was at winning when needed his team needed him the most.
This accomplishment was met with such an emotional finish, and Matt and I bonded over the unknown of what our futures held. Neither of us had jobs, but we both had big dreams. Our group of interns was tasked with driving the Sprinter vans back to Des Moines. The trip took a couple days, and I tried to be around Matt as much as I could without being totally obvious that I had a huge crush on him. It turned out that Matt had a slight crush on me, as well, and on the night we returned to Des Moines, he asked me to go on a proper date with him the following night.
When my favorite basketball team, the Boston Celtics, played in their season opening game on October 17th, I would not have dreamt that I would be leaving the room in tears after having flashbacks of the biggest setback in my lifetime. Celtics player Gordon Hayward suffered a serious leg injury early in the game. While many people were disappointed that one of the Celtics’ best players was injured, I sympathized for Gordon because I truly understood what he was going through. The biggest setback of my life came on September 1, 2015, just before my sophomore year of high school. It was a humid morning in Lawrence, Massachusetts as our second football scrimmage of the year was set to begin.
My partner this year was Denton Good, his family and mine have been very good friends for a very long time,our dad’s rodeo together a long time ago. In the first round in ribbon roping we were a 13.3 seconds that put us number one in that performance, but third in the whole go round. I was so excited when we went to awards Friday night, it was my first ever national buckle I had ever won in my life. Then in the second round we were a 12 flat that puts us third in the go again. I was so excited that I had gotten two buckles form nationals in the same year.
We were five games into the season and we hadn 't won yet and I just went into a slump in hitting. All players do this in one point in their career but at the time, the reason my team was losing was because we just couldn 't find a way to score runs. This really brought out shock and many confused teammates of mine because I was the one to lead them and provide offense and for these first five games I was not. So after that fifth game we had a span of three days off where there was no practices or games, just a time of rest for the team. These were the most important
That summer I placed 3rd in Freestyle and Greco and that was on the first tournaments that I had wrestled Greco. Freestyle had improved my wrestling greatly after that summer season. I did football in the fall. The modified team was huge the team had at least 60 kids on the team. We finished the season not to well with many losses and little wins.