As a senior in high school he averaged 25 points. He got scouted to go to UCLA, which is one of the best colleges to attend to play basketball. He got drafted to the NBA 1st round 4th pick to the Seattle Supersonics. He has been in the NBA for eight years. He has been leading scorer of the NBA twice.
My best friend, Jake Banfield has impacted my life in numerous ways since the second grade. One of those would be basketball. We played together for 7 years all the way to our eighth-grade year. He is one year younger than me, but is probably one of my closest friends. I have had numerous memories with him by my side.
That NBA draft Kobe was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, but then traded to the LA Lakers. In Kobe’s basketball career he went on to win 5 NBA Championships, 1 MVP award, NBA All-Rookie Team, 3 time All-NBA team, 3 time All-defensive Team, 2 time NBA finals MVP, 3 time NBA All-star game MVP, and the defensive player of the year. Outside of the NBA Kobe has won 2 Gold olympic medals for basketball. Ever since a young age Kobe knew that he was going to make it big. He did this all because of his amazing work ethic and love for the game.
He had Fresno State try to sign him, San Diego State, SMU, and Wyoming those are just a couple of colleges that talked to him. Fresno State was probably the best choice he could’ve made for his career because they helped him do what he wanted to achieve which is make the NBA. The college he went to was the best choice for him. No one thought he could make the NBA except his mom and two sisters which were his inspiration. Paul George one of the best players in the NBA today will get back to good health and he will play to full ability again one day.
In 2006 he brought a share of the Charlotte Bobcats, and soon later became the only former player to own a majority of an NBA basketball team. He wasn't as focused on the Bobcats as he should of been because his son was a uprising star, him and his ex wife were very supportive and Jordan said " he didn't want people to see his son as another Jordan, he wanted people to see him as his own person." ( "Michael Jordan Biography"). This meant that Jordan wanted his son to play on his own terms and become great on his own terms. Even off the court Michael was still trying to impress the world with his great spirit and determination and this would make everyone look up to him as a wonderful role
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.
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.
Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture. Everyone witnessed his potential early on in college as a North Carolina Tar Heel. Entering the University at Chapel Hill in 1981 the freshman, made the game winner against Georgetown for the national championship. His trail of accomplishments continues when named College Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior year. Back to back accomplishments only carried over into his NBA career.
I’m screaming for joy after each game. Earlier this year, I was watching this game where my team (the Oklahoma City Thunder) was tied with 11.1 seconds left in the 4th quarter. My favorite player in the NBA hit the game winner, and I was shouting for the skies because we had won. I was jumping up and down and just so happy all because my team won. It had felt as if I was at the game with all the fans in the enormous crowd.
I'd been playing basketball since the 2nd grade, so I was an experienced player. My 15 year old brother always had encouraged me to try out, after years of seeing me play. We would spend hours outside playing one on one, or just shooting around. At the tryouts, adrenaline rushed through me. Everywhere I looked, people were ether dribbling, shooting, or talking about tryouts and how nervous they were as well.
Winning the NBA championship is the challenge that every team wants to achieve at the end of the season. In Kobe Bryant’s 19 seasons, he won the championship title 5 times; Michael Jordan’s 15 seasons, he won the title 6 times. What makes Bryant’s 5 championships more impressive than Jordan’s 6 is that he was lacking “star power” on his team, while Jordan was surrounded by it. Michael Jordan had the benefit of playing with John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen during all of his championships, which made it easier for him to pull off his 6 NBA titles. For Michael’s first championship in the finals in 1991, his team won the series easily in a 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.
Next, say that Brandon Ingram stayed for one more year and played with Duke’s new recruiting class. He would be playing with Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, and since Greyson Allen is staying for his junior year. They would be one of the most dynamic basketball teams of the decade. Talking about Greyson Allen he did it right, his freshman year he averaged four point four points per game, and sophomore year he led the team in scoring and averaged twenty-one point six points per game. That is a seventeen point two more point per game then the year
His wife Jackie, which is my grandma. They had three kids. Scott, Kim, and Angie, she is my mother. In every single game that he played, he scored double digits. Bob said during the interview “if there was three pointers back then I would of scored 20 points a quarter.” “I was the go to guy and the coach wanted the ball in my hands cause he knew that I could score the ball.” Bob 's childhood days were much different than it is for kids now.
When people talk about the best basketball player of our era, usually players such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lie somewhere among the list. Both players were drafted out of high school in the first round and at a young age showed that they both in play are known forever as some of the greatest players to ever play. The ultimate trait in all sports is leadership. Between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, it 's difficult to say who is the leader of their team, whereas they both exist as the core to the team they play on. LeBron James is currently a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 25.3 points with superstars Kyrie Irving (#2 ranked PG in the NBA, Averaging 21.7 points) and Kevin Love (Averaged 16.4 points) accompanying him.