William Felton Russell is arguably one of the best players to ever play the sport of basketball , even though he doesn't get alot of credit from the youth of today’s society. Probably because they weren't old enough to witness his greatness. He impacted the game a lot and some people might say he was an underrated center. Regardless of a tough childhood he found that basketball was a way to make it out of the struggle.Even though he couldn't find success right away he found ways to work hard and trust the process to become a phenomenal athlete. In the collegiate level he excelled as well winning National Championships and earning awards.In the NBA it was the highlight of his career as he would gain Most Valuable Player Awards and titles for his team.He would also start one of the biggest rivalries in the NBA and set the bar high in the statistical area.After the NBA he encouraged the youth to do things as well William Felton was born on February 12, 1934 in West Monroe, Louisiana to Charles and Katie Russell.
Those things including statistics, how many NBA championships have been won, and what you have been awarded with by the league and sports analysts throughout your career. These reasons listed all show how Michael Jordan is the best player of all time and Lebron is not. There are many reasons why Lebron can not be the better than Michael Jordan was. One of the reasons why Lebron can not be said to be better than Jordan is because of how many championships Michael has won compared to Lebron. Michael Jordan played in the NBA for fifteen years, made it to the finals six out of those fifteen years and won every time.
He and the 76ers finished with the best record in league history and won a championship against his former team, as well. He later traded to the Lakers the next season but he and the Lakers didn’t win any championships. However, in 1972, the Lakers finally seemed poised to win a championship, they did, but it wasn’t easy. Wilt’s incredible scoring ability was a valuable asset to the teams he won championships with, but he played with other scorers so he also focused on defensive skills, like shot blocking, and he worked on
Running onto the court, hoping to have a big game to help the team win. I`d love to be a basketball player for one day. The player I would to be is Stephen Curry. I`d like to be him because he`s one of the best players in the world. When he catches fire he can 't be stopped.
“There 's more to me than just the jersey I wear, and that 's Christ living inside me.” This is a quote from Wardell Stephen Curry II that shows that he has a strong faith and he is not a selfish man. Curry was born into a very athletic family, everyone in his family is or has played a sport and was successful. Curry mostly grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but he also lived in Toronto Canada. Curry moved his way up to professional basketball quickly skipping his senior year in college along the way. He has had a career with ups and downs, including multiple injuries, but he has had a successful basketball career.
Because basketball at this level and many other levels is a “shoe dollar” business and 100% player oriented, teams and coaches are stuck chasing after teenage players when things go astray resulting in single minded players only concerned about themselves and their own future. Players of this genre, willing to sign away the representation of their own brand, themselves, are not found on the Hoop Masters’ hardwood. Not because the players at Hoop Masters don’t have enough talent or aren’t stereotypical Division 1 players, but because, these players have a true love and passion for the game, which has been instilled in them since working with Coach Fischer. It is through this passion that keeps Hoop Masers afloat, which is why John Fischer has never succumbed to the temptation of shoe dollars and never will. From my own personal experience, successful businesses, like Hoop Masters, provide the players with a home and a family that some of them may be yearning for.
G- Ervin “Magic” Johnson: 1979-1991, 1996 It goes without saying that Ervin “Magic” Johnson is not only one of the greatest Lakers of all-time, but also one of the greatest NBA players of all-time. He played 12 full seasons, reaching the NBA finals nine times, winning five of them. He was a 12-time All-Star, a member of 10 All-NBA Teams (9x First Team, 1x Second Team), and was the league MVP three times. Magic was not only the face of the Lakers, but also the face of the entire NBA. When you thought about basketball, you thought about Magic.
Gregg Popovich has a very unique leadership philosophy. Although many people may think that Popovich comes off as a curmudgeon, his philosophy is what has lead people to believe that he could be the greatest coach of the NBA. Gregg Popovich has a good way of mentoring and coaching his team. He seems to always find a way to motivate his players in ways that only him and his players would understand. Something that I think is extremely important is the way that Gregg Popovich handles failure.
The odds of getting injured and not being able to play basketball is a good 50 percent because either you can get hurt and not go through therapy because it’s difficult or don’t give up and come back even stronger. Also, you can lose recognition because what coach wants a player that is injured and has no hope in even coming back, and if the player do feel like they can come back, how mentally and quickly can you come back? One of my favorite basketball players Derrick Rose had so many injuries in the NBA that his home team Chicago Bulls traded him to the New York Knicks because AGAIN who wants a player that gets hurt ALL the time. But Derrick Rose had chances to get himself together although like college and high school players, they more likely have just one shot to prove there point to become a superstar because more likely there is somebody out in the world ready to take your spot. But like all adults say, it’s good to have a backup plan but it’s hard to accept that you can not do what you dreamed of doing
The other players naturally wanted to work together to win basketball games. To add, humans are neither good nor bad at birth; we become who we are as a result of our experiences which makes sense because one of the meaner teammates had experienced a lot of poverty and violence growing up. The characters were also free, rational, and social people; they had a choice to be on the basketball team and a few refused when Carter had first arrived. Coach Carter seemed very strict in the beginning since he laid out contracts for each player to sign. This was almost like a constitution.
is. Brian Scalibrine, also known as the White Mamba, was tearing up the NBA since his arrival with the Nets. Brian Scalibrine is the G.O.A.T. because of the praise he got from his fans, his willingness to mentor young superstars and make them better, and his dominance as a player alone. Brian Scalibrine was known as the fan-favorite everywhere he went during his time in the NBA.
They’re made by the greatest of all time himself. I read a story about Michael Jordan being cut from his high school basketball team. Little did his coach know that he got rid of the best basketball player ever. This motivated me and every other young athlete to keep trying even when things seem impossible. Jordan is seen as a basketball player, team owner, brand owner, and role model.
Derrick Rose admitted that he wanted to go to the Knicks after founding out that he will be traded. Even though Rose had battle with various injuries since his ACL injury, some Knicks fans are happy with this trade. Derrick Rose is still one of most talented point guards in the league and is dangerous when he is healthy. The obvious problem is keeping Derrick Rose healthy throughout the season. If the Knicks managed to keep Rose healthy, this team can be playoffs qualifiers with Carmelo and Porzingis.
A leader is someone who takes charge when it matters the most. Even when the odds are completely against them they push on to reach their goal. The person I believe is a great leader is Wardell Stephen Curry II. Stephen Curry dreamed of going to the NBA and be just like his dad Dell Curry. Steph Curry was doubted all his life due to his size though.
Scottie was being scouted by NBA teams, which was rare at the NAIA level because it wasn 't as competitive as the Division I level. Michael was drafted 3rd in 1984 Draft Class and Scottie was drafted 5th in the 1987 Draft Class. These are two picks that one will ever forget. Once Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan stepped on the court together, their mark on history began. They won six NBA championship together, each one more meaningful than the last.