JB and Josh’s dad, Chuck Bell, was dying due to major heart attacks, and heart disease. JB decide to honor his dad by quitting the one sport that they both loved, basketball. Josh wrote this poem to Jordan after not talking to him for over two months. “Dear Jordan, without you
Basketball players put their bodies risk every time they play. College Athletes pushing their bodies to get the play and “There have been instances of players becoming paralyzed by hits or tackles on football fields or other injuries that have ended player’s careers before they even get started.” (Patterson 2) They get hurt really bad from the hand to a concussion that it can make them out a season and some out for the rest of the life.
The first time I got interested in basketball was in 8th grade. I went to the informational meeting for modified basketball because I wanted to try out for a school sports team. I signed up to try out because I wanted to try something new. I never played basketball in my life. I always played recreational soccer.
I started to practice at my house—it was the only hoop available for me at the time. Everyday, I would go outside and just shoot as many shots as I can so, I could make my form better. A few weeks of practicing, I started to see progress in my form—I made more shots than usual. Since I thought I was getting better, I decided to ask my parents if they could put me in a basketball team. My parents agreed without any hesitation.
Later, I joined my middle school basketball team. I recall almost fainting a couple of times during basketball practice, but I kept believing that I can improve my health through intense physical activity. At the time, I had a mentality where I refuse to lose to my own body’s weakness. I believed that I could fight against my asthma and win. Yet, I still didn’t see any improvement in my health after a year had passed.
It really makes you think about what is important to you. I can still remember the way that my life was changed by sports. As a young child, my whole life revolved around basketball, watching it, playing it, and talking about it. Every year for my birthday, my family would give me a jersey of the newest player on the Celtics. I can still remember
I remember it like it was yesterday freshman year basketball tryouts I was really excited as soon as that final bell rang I ran straight to the gym to get ready tryouts were the whole week but I felt like I needed to get off to a good start. I got in the gym put my shoes on stretched and started to get warmed up. The coach walked in the gym I got really nervous he didn 't know me I didn 't know him so I went up shook his hand and told him my name and the grade I was in. Tryouts finally started we started doing drills
To begin with when Castle made his high tops low tops it was the first time when shoes played a big role in the book. When Castle cut his shoes to go faster but this only hurt him because his classmate Shamika embarrassed him. “Shamika couldn’t get herself together long enough to even speak, so instead she just pointed at my feet” (Reynolds 80). What Shamika did made Castle so frustrated that he skipped school and made him realize it was a waste of money which was already a problem in his family. Another time shoes played a big role was when Castle stole the “Silver Bullets” from the sports store.
(AGG) What would you do if your friends and family were cold blooded killers, wouldn't you want to leave your society also? (BS-1) Jonas questions nothing about his society and does whatever someone tells him to in the beginning of the novel. (BS-2) Jonas’s change in positions allows him to start asking questions in the middle of the novel. (BS-3)
“Hey remember that one time” ---Wait you weren’t there so how do you know my times in basketball , well I’m gonna tell you about the times I’ve had throughout my year of basketball. First thing first, I didn 't want to play basketball in the first place , neither did my parents want me to and I surely didn’t know how to play. Until this guy named John who was the girl 's basketball coach for Strain- Japan School came along. John standed and asked, “ Would you like to play basketball?”
Steven loves to work out and play basketball. He’s a very big fan of the Knicks and, Carmelo Anthony. Steven played at the JV Basketball team for Truman but because his grades were not good they took him off the team. The position he played was point guard and, shooting guard. Every summer Ada use to send Steven to Dominican Republic to spend the summer with his grandparents.
At the end of the day, Jeff asks Tom to come over after school. Tom declines and makes an excuse. Then Mrs.Tracy asks Tom to bring Jessica’s homework to her, since she lived nearby. Jeff gets upset because Tom lied about having something to do. Tom talks with Jessica for the first time.
Lost in The Sun Lost in The Sun by Lisa Graff is a book about Trent Zimmerman, a kid who just started middle school and declares it will be better than the 5th grade. 5th grade was rough, he accidentally killed a kid. Jared Richards was born with a birth defect in his heart. The boys were playing hockey one day, and when the puck shot him in the heart, he died. Middle school was a “fresh start” for Trent.