Paul George is an elite basketball player in the NBA, and he is one of the best players in the NBA today. He has won many awards and has been to many prestigious events where all the best players go and face off. He has a very important family and they all know how to cheer him up when he is down. He has faced many challenges in his life to get to where he is and no one has came in the way of what he achieved making it in the NBA. Many talk bad about him but the those are the people that don’t watch him or just like another player that he’s better than.
Looking back at all the great moments in the nineties made me wish I grew up in that era of basketball. I constantly engage in debates with my friends about if today’s NBA is truly better than nineties NBA. The NBA was superior and more engaging in the nineties in comparison to today’s NBA as the league back then had better players, less fouls, and more
Eventually Red Auerbach pulled the trigger, and traded Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan to the St. Louis Hawks for Bill Russell (Shoals). Both of them ended up becoming Hall of Famers, so the Celtics gave up quite a bit to get Bill Russell (Shoals). Bill Russell made an immediate impact on the Celtics, leading them to the Championship in his rookie season (Shoals). Unfortunately, Bill Russell played in a time where whites and African Americans were still separated. Granted, the racism aspect was slowly dwindling it was still present.
By paying college basketball athletes, it is like taking a risk on a 50-50 chance. Even if they’re the best there is, nothing is a sure thing. They could be having the game of your life one second, but the next they can land wrong and end their career just like that. During the early and mid-1900’s, athletes were recruited to get paid while playing and often weren’t enrolled in any university. In addition, in the 1950’s, universities thought it would be best not to award scholarships.
In the way the game is played today, it 's easy to say the Thunder was stupid for ridding of one of the best scorers in the league. Today, teams like the Warriors are revolutionizing the way the game is played, as they have popularized the "small ball" play we see a lot today. The Warriors allow Draymond Green to play center standing at 6 '7", which causes them to lose size, but gives an advantage in speed and
Chase that was shot from 25 feet away (Hiskey). But thankfully the peach baskets did not last forever; the baskets were thrown out for iron rims and nets as early as 1893 (Hiskey). But just like the baskets which didn’t have an open bottom, the nets were a closed bottom until someone had a smart idea to have open bottomed nets to get rid of the hassle of getting the ball out. The game of basketball has come a long way from then because it went from being a very unknown game at a YMCA to being one of the most popular sports in the world getting millions and millions of fans to come out to basketball games every single night. Basketball has impacted us a great deal today because we have many great players such as Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Dwayne Wade who are role models to young kids now.
Nothing happened the way he was expecting it to, he didn’t get drafted for the NBA and ended up not playing basketball professionally at all. Lenny goes from being the number one pick to a regular basketball fan. Often in the film, Lenny gets faulted for choosing money over school, he gets faulted for not making it when in reality he did what any other seventeen year old in his position would have done. He was offered an amount of money that he had never even dreamed about get it, he took it and with it tended
Although many have not heard his name, George Mumford was the mastermind behind some of the NBA’s biggest moments. Although fans of the NBA (National Basketball Association) can recall the league's most exciting plays, many fail to see how Mumford’s lessons on mindfulness behind the scenes made them possible. Growing up George Mumford had the identical dream of thousands of kids across the United States; to play in the NBA. Unfortunately, he struggled with back problems early on in his college career, and later fought with alcohol addiction. These struggles forced Mumford to make his mark in the NBA in a different way.
Larry Bird was portrayed as the great white hope because of what happened with the NBA in the past before Bird got there like the NBA “Dark Ages” which is the 1978 Washington Bullets where the majority of them team was African American and not white. And again a lot of people came out to watch NBA games because of race based rivalry. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were both in the playoffs and Larry Bird and the Celtics lost in the Eastern conference finals to the Philadelphia 76ers. This caused many white Bostonians to do bussing. White Bostonians refused to integrate
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began