When I started seventh grade I had the chance to play on a different club team, Thunder. In seventh grade I began school basketball, I was very uneasy. Tryouts were not my favorite thing. It turns out I was actually really good, I made it on the A team, and we had a great season. During the summer of eighth grade I went to a basketball camp at Wartburg College, Snow Valley.
I wore my favorite Rajon Rondo shirt, my velcro shoes, and an unwavering smile. That was the night I realized basketball was my passion. But, many season have come and gone and my years of playing draw fewer and fewer. Looking back, I think of all the things I could’ve done differently to just earn a few more years to play. If I just practiced harder that day or played better that tryout or that game.
If I didn’t have my teammates with me to encourage me on the court, I do not think I would have kept my goals of wanting to play D1 basketball. There were times that I was challenged so much during practice by his strong words that I just wanted to scream at him. In my 4 years, there was not one time that I did though because of my teammates. They knew how to calm me down and keep a positive attitude when things were hard during practices. One specific player that kept me sane was Napheesa Collier.
Back in my teenage years, I use to play basketball and in the last few seconds I made the buzzer shot which made a small impact in points but major difference in the winning score. Everything seemed so slow and time felt like it was
Basketball is not just a sport, but a metaphor for how I want to live my life. I want to face every challenge head on, with disregard to the fear and doubt accompanied by the possibility failure. To instead know that yes, I will fail, many times, but with each surpassing of a milestone I will improve and make better mistakes. With challenges comes in inevitably of failure, but with failure comes the inevitability of improvement and
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.
Moreover, I ran up and down every court after every loose ball and 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 prove Mr. Jonathan that I can be better, more athletic, and eligible to be a part of the greatest basketball league. The next day, I showed up at the Smith Park with my ball and the same NBA jersey. I met a 6’11 person.
When I first started playing basketball, I was not anything special and was just an average player. During sixth through eighth grade, my mother and father signed me up for recreational basketball. Throughout the season I felt fine playing with people I knew and developed as a player, which gave me a sense of comfortability during sixth through seventh grade. In eighth grade the team that I had played for, and the guys I befriended had either stopped playing basketball or found an interest in new sports. When eighth grade began, my decision became clear that I could tryout for the school team or play another year of recreational basketball.
I cannot recall a day in my life when I have not heard a sound of a bouncing ball; as I grew up eating, and breathing basketball, or ever since, I started rolling my dad 's tube sock and shooting an imaginary shot against a wall. Thenceforward, my heart fell in love with the winning, the competition, and the adrenaline of the game of basketball. “It was reminiscing when I was young; I was strolling around the Smith Park with a basketball in my hand, and wearing a gold/purple Kobe Bryant jersey until I espied a compelling teenager playing basketball with tight handles and great athleticism at the basketball court. Whereupon, I pondered about my future and his inspiration for me that I will be a competent basketball player in the NBA and be like him. A few days later, I had an opportunity to talk with him after he had completed his last game of the night.
This all made me realize that trying out new experiences is nerve wracking, but it does bring changes in our life and maybe it help us to be the person we are right now. Most of the time is worth trying new experiences when you have friends and family supports. For me, my family and friends have always guided me. That’s the reason this move away from my family is not that bad when we often reunite during breaks and technology like FaceTime had help me to stay connected. In Addition, the little changes do help to learn new lessons of life.
Last year I played basketball for the Bath team and Red Cedar team. In my last game I had 24 points, over 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks. After the game the opposing coach came up to me and asked if I wanted to join an AAU team and at the time I didn’t know what that was. He gave me his number and I learned that AAU was a league for really good basketball players. “Are you really serious about basketball?” said my Dad “Yes Dad, I’m sure” I said “Then let’s call the coach” said Dad Then we called the coach and started going to practice.
The difficult tasks in my life can start to consume my happiness and my time. I picked Anchors as another important symbol because there is things I do, that do not have too much productivity to them, but they make me happy. An example of this is my artwork that I like spending my free time on. Thirdly, I chose The Shift as a vital symbol that I can connect with for the reason that I feel like I will have a shift in the future. It may not be big or last for long, but it motivates me to try harder and do
The reader is able to learn that Junior was heavily ignored at Reardan when he first started going there, and it ended up impacting his later decisions. Junior use to play basketball at Wellpinit but he was hesitant to try out for Reardan, because he thought he would get embarrassed at tryouts and get cut. Then he realized that in order for him to make friends he needs to try his hardest to make the team, because he knew if he made it then people would like and respect him more. Junior did end up making the school basketball team and even played varsity as a freshman. After Junior made the team and people discovered he is playing varsity he started to friends on the basketball and received respect from the other kids in the school.
One thing I am thankful for had to be my concussion, sounds strange right? Well we all have our stories but mine started during my freshman year basketball game. Going into the game, I thought we were walking out with an easy win because we played this team before and won. First lesson, don’t ever be cocky in a sport because it will bite you back. Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast.
Families now are split up and don 't see each other too often. Bob value his time with his family and friends that he played basketball with. Bob had a great journey in basketball career. He could have played somewhere in college, but he had kids. His wife Jackie, which is my grandma.