“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz. This has always been my mindset from when I was in little league until now. Although, I have faced some adversity along the way, this quote always pushes me to do better and better each and every day. First, I was about four or five years old playing what was then flag football. I played line, but I occasionally got to run the ball and I never will forget the first time I scored.
The memoir, Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend, is written by Bill Russell with Alan Steinberg. The story focuses on Bill Russell, one of the greatest basketball players in the game, and his coach Red Auerbach who helped him through his NBA career with the never ending “affection” between them. Bill’s story begins down in the south where his family was poor and ends with Bill playing for the Boston Celtics making a lot of money. As a young kid, Bill’s parents taught him values such as respect, integrity, trust, honesty, loyalty, fairness, independence, and empathy which he carried with him when he played for the Celtics. As Bill grew as a player, he and Red became closer, it was not just a player and coach relationship but it was more of two men being friends.
This way, he can determine which role is best for me to play. During the game, I loved shooting outside the 3 point line. The role he chose for me was a shooting guard. I have my first game in a few days so, I practiced my shooting and dribbling. I started another game with my teammates so, we could practice our communication for when the game day came.
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began
Another thing I really liked was the way they made the family characters of mom, dad, and Scott. But my favorite thing was the way that they developed Nick’s basketball skill throughout the story. There is a part in the story where somebody is shot by Zack (Trent’s brother) and Trent has to decide if he’s gonna go into running with him or stay for the big championship game with Nick. So I really enjoyed that part because it combined how much I like basketball and the excitement of whether or not Trent would stay or go. In the book it has dad only caring about Nick as much when he was a good basketball player, so I thought it was cool how they sort of betrayed him as a bad guy.
I and my friends were fun to playing basketball every week. It relax us for the studying in the whole week. That why I very like to play it but on last Sunday, there was some situation happen to me. I had an accident while playing basketball on last Sunday. While I playing, I jumped and tried to catch the ball, then I landed
As I was dribbling down the court the shot clock began to Go down all I heard was 5...4...3...2...1 then the crowd went crazy because I made the shot. From that day on everyone began to call me clutch. I love the sport of basketball because I’ve been playing it since I was about 3 years old. Every since then it’s always been my favorite sport. ’ The responsibilities of a professional basketball player are that they must play their hardest on the court in games, and at practice work harder than their teammates at all times, and best for representing their team in public .
I turn quickly looking up at the score board, and next to my name I see the time of 59.77. A smile quickly grows on my face, and the pain in my body detrates soon only happiness is in me. However, the numbness from my muscles stay, but it is a pain that I do not mind. I look over at my teammates with a smile on my face, and I hear them all cheering for my especially the coaches. Inside, I think “You did it all of that hard work, endless sets of 100s, and watching what you ate finally payed off.
The sport of basketball is known as a fun past time for any person young or old. Basketball is a great way of exercise and a great way to have fun with friends and possibly make some new ones. I love to watch and play the game, basketball is a very entertaining sport and can be played by anyone. Basketball has many negative and positive things about it based on my opinion. Basketball is known as a good pastime in many people’s eyes but can also be seen as a passion for many others.
I got to know him better growing up and he was an essential part to our Speech program. When I would go to Regent’s Burgers & Brats, I knew Steve was grilling before I got there because I could hear his Polka music playing! Steve brought a fun filled mood anywhere he went. Even when he wasn’t feeling well he still was involved. What amazed me most was that he never became negative.
Shooting hoops, doing layups, and playing lightning was the way I spent most of my summer days. I love basketball. When I started playing basketball in leagues, I really enjoyed. My coach and teammates were nice and we were like a family. We won all our games and had a lot of fun.
I was very excited, my friend also enjoys this game very much. Because of that, he was coming over to my house after school so we could try it out. It was going to be so much fun. I had just come from math class. We were heading to lunch, and I was super hungry.
He idolized Michael Jordan and patterned his games around him. His natural speed and strength allowed him to work his way around the gridiron. Although he was quick in taking the ball to the hole, his best attribute was that he was a team player and took special delight in passing the basketball to his teammates. In a short passage of time, he had developed into a superb athlete. James was recruited by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to join their basketball team in 1999.
There was another practice on Thursday, but nothing special happened there, excepted are star midfielder Luke Jayne broke his right leg, an arm and his jaw in a car accident. “Well there goes are chance of winning any of our games this tournament” said pretty much our whole team. “We still have two weeks for practices before our Washington tournament, that’s a mass amount of time to get prepared” Coach Moe said. For the last week we have been practicing on teamwork and we have been running an abundance amount every day. Although we hate running it really help us get back into shape and our stamina.