We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
For instance, Junior had made the varsity basketball team for Reardan. He was considered their secret weapon. Then, for his first game he had to play against Wellpinit, his old school, and had to see all the people who were ashamed by him. Junior had said to himself during the game, “But, no, I couldn’t do that. I couldn’t foul him.
These changes come in different parts of Junior's life but show a key idea. Basketball wasn't a big thing for Junior at a young age. Growing up in the reservation Junior wasn't the best player. Although, He did play for fun with his friend Rowdy who was a much better basketball player in the reservation. Junior states, "I mean I'd always been the lowest Indian on the reservation totem pole -- I wasn't expected to be good so I wasn't."
He defiantly wouldn’t be the man he is today. John Wooden dominated the game of basketball. In 1927, Wooden led his high school basketball team to the Indiana State Championship. “Wooden earned three straight All-American selections as a guard at Purdue University and was named team captain as a junior” (Biography.com). Even though
Derek has two siblings, one brother Duane Washington, and one sister DeAndra Fisher. Derek first got involved with basketball, watching his brother Duane play high school basketball. Duane made it all the way to the NBA, playing very briefly for the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers before a cocaine addiction ruined
After Russell 's mom died he began to play basketball for McClymonds High School in Oakland but by his senior year he earned a starting spot. His 6´9” height had some attention going to it. He tried out for the University San Francisco and earned a scholarship. After he graduated at McClymonds High School he went to college and became an NBA basketball player for the Boston Celtics. He won eleven championships in his thirteen years of playing.
John Updike poem “The Ex-Basketball player” is a form free verse poem written in third person narrator about a young man, Flick Webb who still lives in his past rather than moving forward in his life. Flick Webb who was once a great basketball player during his high school years but now he just “sells gas, checks oil, and changes flats.” Flick is an indeed example towards high school students of what not to be. A person should not cling to one important memory in one’s life but should move further and be capable of doing something beyond. Flick Webb in this poem is a role model, especially teenagers, of what not to end up like. Updike uses certain figurative language effectively to lead the reader through Flick’s life- principal road in town that decides his future, lowly job and his menial habits.
CINCINNATI – No matter how good a scout is, or how advanced analytics become, there will always be an element of crapshoot in the draft, an inevitable by-product of trying to project what young men aged 18-22 will become three or four years down the line. That’s how Mike Trout, arguably the best player on the planet, lasts until pick No. 25 in 2009, selected right after Jared Mitchell and Randal Grichuk. At the time he played for a small high school in New Jersey and hadn’t really been tested in any prominent showcase, allowing the Los Angeles Angels to basically steal him that low. Big whoopsie by a lot teams on that one.
All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team. He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy.
Sports coaches shouldn’t tell sportsman they will make it to the top when they not Many sports coaches around the world tell their players they have the potential to make it the top even if they don’t. This is wrong as lying is unethical, the sportsman is given false hope and if the sportsman finds the coach is lying the relationship is significantly lowered. This is wrong as they are others ways to motivate sportsman rather than lying to them. Firstly, lying is unethical and well-known as a bad thing. The sports coach is lying to the sportsmen by telling him he will make it to the top when he knows he will not and lying in this circumstance goes against the Ten Commandments and several ethical views.
The movie Hoop Dreams traced a poor young talented African American, named Arthur Agee from grade eight to college. Arthur hoped to play professional basketball in the future to help his family to escape poverty. Despite the fact that his family is poor, and the neighborhood he lived in, were disadvantaged to him to pursue his goal in many ways. Firstly, Arthur showed great determination to play professional basketball, and he would like to lead his family out of poverty. Secondly, his ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, played a significant role toward his success in basketball.
All though, I got pretty good at it I know that I will never be as good as him. He is my icon, not to mention he gave me the drive to become a better player. Outside of Stephen’s astounding basketball career he is a great father to two kids Ryan and Riley Curry. Riley is three and Ryan is only 10 months. The kids always talk over him in the press room during interviews.
Durant joined a team that nobody with any self-esteem would use in the video game NBA 2K, while Wade parted with Pat Riley and the only professional team he has ever played for to return to his hometown of Chicago. As stated, it’s difficult to say which move was more shocking, but Wade relocating to the Windy City seems to be the answer. Most people may disagree, but Durant’s move is understandable. After playing for a team that consistently made the playoffs but hasn’t been back to the NBA Finals since an appearance in 2012, Durant made the best business, and basketball, decision for himself. He’s a perennial All-Star that deserves to be on a team that has a better chance of winning a ring — At the end of the day, that’s what it‘s all about.