Moreover, I ran up and down every court after every loose ball just to never let it go. I could not believe that I had forgotten the pleasure that I had with this ball.” Without you, I can’t survive,“ I said calmly while I fall asleep with embraced the ball with both hands. Since then, I had determined my dream that no matter what, I will be in the NBA player and proved Mr. Jonathan that I can be better, more athletic, and eligible to be a part of the greatest basketball league. Next day, I pulled up at the Smith Park with my ball and the same NBA jersey. I met a 6’11 person.
I started a game of basketball with other people inside the gyms court. As soon as I got the ball, I started to race down the court pounding the ball as I was dribbling. I squared up facing the hoop getting ready to take my shot. I raised my arm up, releasing the ball with my fingertip with poor form and arc. The ball went flying towards the hoop very fast.
He takes the place of a father figure to me, and first introduced basketball to me by the end of my eighth grade year. He wanted to help me decide what sport to join for my upcoming high school year. I played various sports growing up, but I did not feel that they were worth my time. My uncle finally suggested his favorite sport of all. He was skilled at basketball, gaining a starting position on varsity his junior year.
That one step challenged me with the idea of never playing again. If I only know then what I know now, I would not have participated in that match. I have been playing soccer ever since I can remember. It was a great passion of mine, and a method for relieving all of the stress. I can still remember the day that it happened vividly.
I always played recreational soccer. During the basketball tryouts, I worked hard and tried my best, but there were many girls that were better than me. I didn’t make the team and even though I knew I wouldn’t make the team, I still got upset about it. When the coach told me that I didn’t make the team, he told me to keep basketball a part of my life and that I had a positive attitude. To keep basketball a part of my life, I went to some of the games during the season and to this day I still make time to go to the modified games.
The Joy of Basketball I’m on the couch laying down. At a glance, I might be relaxing, but I am intensely focused on the game. The sweat is pouring off of me like Niagra Falls, not because I’m under a blanket and the heat’s cranked up but because I am that emotionally invested in what’s happening on the court. My Oklahoma City Thunder are barely up at the end of the game, and the butterflies are kicking in, like they’re wearing size-13 steel-toed boots. We escaped with a victory by only two points.
I tried getting up as the other players created a huddle around me. All that I kept thinking was I knew something wasn’t right and I needed to walk it off as I had done in the past. When I couldn’t get up I started to wonder was my season is over? Would my football career be ruined? I started to think I won 't be able to accomplish the goal of making it in to the NFL draft as I worked so hard for.
I can thank my parents for that. They gave me the opportunity to play as much as I did. My dad has told me stories that when I was around two years old I would try and mimic the swings of professional ball players on TV. I wanted to do all things that were physical activity. I played football or basketball everyday after school with my friends in the neighborhood.
Watching in amazement, I imagined myself doing the same in my game later that night. As I arrived at school, my routine continued to go on as normal. I went through my classes without much homework piling up. Accordingly, my excitement grew as the day went on. My urge to play the basketball game that night was rapidly growing.
Which made me decide to play basketball. However, asthma was only one of the reasons why I started to play basketball. I wanted to prove other people and myself that I am able to be good in a sport despite my condition. I didn’t want to use my asthma as an excuse, so I pushed my body beyond its limits whenever I am playing basketball with my friends or at basketball practice. Later, I joined my middle school basketball team.