“Magic and Bird excited the crowds with their new styles and spectacular plays, as they influenced the rest of the league to change into a league based on their styles of play.” (Levin) Then in 90’s Michael Jordan has showed the best basketball in the NBA’s history. As entering the new millennium, the league’s change in style showed up and downs but Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Vince Carter brought a new definition to the game. These key players contain their own individual styles, but different generations in NBA had its own shooting,
This commitment to whatever I put my mind to is what makes me who am. I know that however good I am at something, whether it be a subject, sport, my job or club, that I can always do better. I love to be pushed, to go beyond what I ever thought I could achieve, to become better than I ever thought possible. I truly love playing basketball, I love the rush of accomplishing a goal I set for myself, for finally making 8 for 10 free throws after failing for so long. Basketball is not just a sport, but a metaphor for how I want to live my life.
I wanted to play like him, live like him, and succeed like him. But, my love for this new game came in immediate conflict with my other love. My dad had played basketball for his entire young life and his whole high school career. I have heard countless stories of basketball from my dad, stories of triple doubles and overtime wins, and I wanted to have those experiences for myself. Naturally, his love for the game of basketball trickled down
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.
Michael Jordan a former professional basketball player also considered one of the best to ever play the game has changed the league in many ways. Jordan born in Brooklyn, New York 1963, achieved many great goals during his college ,and high school career. Jordan changed the face of the NBA forever becoming a iconic “poster child” for the NBA because of his significant play style. The great contributions he made to the sport helped catapulted the game into a new level of popularity globalizing the sport even more. Jordan also influenced some of todays great players in the NBA now.
The doctors at the hospital was able to get him in good shape for him to go home with his parents. Kobe Bryant is the son of the old time basketball legend, Joe Bryant also known as jellybean Bryant. Joe Bryant was all about basketball and loved the game. When Kobe was 5 months old his father had won the NBA finals and brought home the big trophy, ring and all the money he had won for taking the NBA finals home and working hard to get that win. Kobe was the child of a star almost the crowd
The dynamics of a game of basketball very well correspond with the adversities I faced, hurdles I overcame and achievements I made in life. On my first experience as a professional player, with the entire stadium packed with players, coaches and basketball lovers I became extremely nervous and missed a couple of shots. The shots I missed cost my team dear and made me so apprehensive that I could not even attempt another basket. However nebulous it might seem but it was this and many such experiences that played a vital role in making me the individual that I am. Playing basketball for more than a decade, I have come to realise that sports offer a great metaphor for life.
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.
It was then my body felt a relief. The score was now 55-35 and 8 more minutes to play. The quarter started and there I was in the game feeling ready to dominate. I rebounded like no other this quarter and my coach and was happily yelling from the sideline. I felt proud of myself and kept doing what I do best, play basketball.
We were very excited and a bit nervous because our enemy was class 6/1 who was very good at basketball. Although, everybody shouted "go on, class 6/8". So, I wanted everyone play fairplay. In the last, we were quite sad because we lost 1-2, buy I was happy because everyone played
Basketball taught me to keep going and never allow the tough moments to define me. Second, basketball has taught me what it means to work hard, be a team player, push through, and to never give up. There were days that I did not want to practice or I felt like I had too much on my plate, but I knew that I had a commitment to my team which meant I was always there for them. These are important life lessons to learn not only as a player, but as a student. Lessons from basketball have positively impacted all areas of my life.
Kevin Durant’s early life was rough but it made his career and life stronger mentally and stronger. September 29, 1988 in Suitland, Maryland was the day a legend entered the world. Growing up his favorite basketball player was Kobe Bryant. He was one of 4 children; Brianna, Anthony, and Rayvonne. Parents were Wanda and Wayne they thought Kevin had a special talent in basketball.
Today was the first basketball game of the season, and Hayden felt really good about this game he came out ready to play, and knew all the plays. They were playing Indiana Hoosiers, and everyone was saying that Hayden didn 't deserve to be on the college team he was on, but he just let it go and didn 't let them get to his head, so Hayden kept a positive attitude and played his hardest. Hayden didn 't really get the play he was on the team because he was good and because of his height. It was the last quarter and Hayden 's team had the ball so Lebron Jeffreys had the ball and Lebron went to pass to Hayden. Hayden was wide open because the defense went and trapped Lebron so Lebron threw it to Hayden and Hayden SLAMMED DUNKED it!
He was one of many to be put in the wall of fame for his talent. It is very unbelievable that he is still active but he retired his basketball career. He also is still currently alive and making the best of his life. Two years in a row the Milwaukee Bucks selected Kareem to be on their team. He quickly understood the way pro-gaming was played.
Teams like the Lions out of Memphis are joining in and picking up players who simply play and love the game of basketball. The league started during the NBA lockout a few years ago with NBA fans waiting, this was their perfect time to go watch some great basketball with some talented young players the game they most certainly