When most people think about Michael Jordan, they think about him as the greatest basketball player who ever played. However, Jordan was not only a basketball player, but someone who influenced the American culture and society. Jordan’s influence was one that had never been seen before. Whether it was through basketball or his own brand, Jordan was making everyone want “to be like Mike”. Through Michael Jordan’s athletic success on the court, he was able to make himself and his brand into a cultural icon, which had a great impact on the game of basketball, fashion, marketing, and the economy in America.
Did you know that in March Madness (one of the biggest tournaments for college basketball) that there are over 9 million dollars spent on just betting. No commercials or anything, just betting. College basketball is so much more interesting than NBA basketball, but in the NBA the stadiums are bigger so more people come. People don't realize how lazy players are in the NBA. College basketball is so much more interesting than NBA because they try harder in games, they rebound, which leads to big things, and there has been more money spent on March Madness than any other tournament in college basketball.
I feel happy making this topic because I know it’s going to help a lot of people who want to quit masturbating or lower their frequency. Having helped people get over this habit successfully, I feel the need to let others out there who find it difficult to quit, to know how others were able to achieve it.
There are ten and thousands of athletes all around the globe, but only a few of them can stand out to become “the greatest athletes of all time,” and be known by the world. But first, how to define the term, “the greatest athlete of all time”? The definition shall be to possess a variety of attributes that contribute to athletic prowess, but most importantly, his or her enthusiasm for sports and the right positive attitude to never give up. The person that has all the aforementioned characteristics and has been always considered as the greatest athlete of all time by the majority of the population is Michael Jordan, the legend of the NBA.
How does one generation define what it means to be an American? Our lives are filled with chaotic events. Some are good, some are bad. Some events inspire us while others discourage us. My generation defines what it means to be American when we work as hard as we can. We show our American Identity when we are thankful for the countless sacrifices our parents have made.
Michael Jordan. I would like to talk about Michael Jordan. I think that most of you know who he is, but if you don 't, he is currently a retired NBA basketball player, who is regarded by many as the greatest basketball player of all time. He once said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.” And that is what my speech is going to be about today. Failure. Because failure broadens my horizon, and hopefully yours too.
One of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball would have to be John Stockton. An amazing passer and also great at pick pocketing the ball from opposing teams makes him without a doubt one of the best. He was born on 3/26/1962 in Spokane, Washington, where he attended grade school at St. Aloysius and started going to Gonzaga Prep for high school. His high school career was a very flourished one. He broke the city record for scoring and graduated in 1980. After graduating Stockton was considering offers from Idaho whose coach was Don Monson at the time. He also received an offer from Mike Montgomery, who was the coach of Montana. Both teams were in the Big Sky Conference. In the end he decided to stay close to home and attend
Throughout the whole course of this abstinence experience, I failed and succeeded many times. Although I failed most times, what I learned from this abstinence experience is how to control myself. Also, I learned that I can overcome most of my addictions if I try hard enough and put my mind to it. I feel that this abstinence experiment has showed me that I can truly control myself, even though it may be hard. What influenced me the most while trying out this abstinence experiment was that I had a goal set at the end of this whole journey. It made me look forward to something and having a set goal really gave me much influence. The process for me was hard at first, but became easier as I got used to it. I failed multiple times with trying to
As a young athlete, you think your going to become a professional athlete and never have to be trapped behind a desk. This has always been my thought, running through my mind every second of every day. My dream was and always will be to be a professional athlete. But something I had noticed already in my young athletic career is that you will always be doubted. This first really hit me hard during my 8th grade year. Our class was assigned to complete a job shadow to help figure out what we wanted to become in the future. When thinking to myself about this I knew exactly what I wanted to do for a living. The teacher for this class, Mr. Doug Sickles, asked each student to say what they wanted to be to him and the class. As it was my turn to speak, I said the only thing I wanted to do was play professional basketball. Mr. Sickles asked me if I was serious and I nodded. I remember the feeling I had when he told me that it wouldn’t happen and I needed to choose a realistic job. The different emotions I felt at that time were numerous.
I am just your normal human being, and I believe in giving for the right reasons. I am often bothered by those that do it for the wrong reasons, and wanted to dedicate my essay to this phenomenon.
Raindrops splash against the windshield. The splatters create a series of watery Jackson Pollock paintings. Windshield wipers sweep away the drops with each swish of the metal paint brushes.
Life changes every single day, and so can we. That’s the truth, yet oftentimes we feel hopelessly stuck against our will. Why? Because the changes we seek breed uncertainty, and life can be hard to navigate when we’re uncertain about things.
The phrase that I agree with is when Madsen wrote “Who looks in answer and says, “Never mind”? You have to be deaf to understand.”
The misty September air froze against my skin; at least, it felt like it did. As we walked along the river, I debated the effectiveness of a faking an injury. Would we stop if I was hurt? Or would we continue to shuffle on, herded by orange traffic cones and dreary-eyed volunteers? Even now, years later, I still marvel at the fact the race starts at 8:00 AM. Whoever had that idea must not have recognized the pain it would cause my nine year-old self. Marching throughout downtown Portland, I felt a distinct similarity to the toy soldiers by brother had been so fond of. While we were disorganized and reckless, we walked quietly, with a common urgency. The comparison could as we ascribed to the large white lettering across my grandmother’s back: Survivor. In fact, I was surrounded by several women wearing loud, magenta shirts, all inscribed with the same word. At the
Overcoming adversity and obstacles can be some of the greatest struggles in life. Any type of challenge or draw back that someone faces will have some type of effect on their life. If it is something minor like being embarrassed or a major issue like a death, it will leave some sort of impact on the person, but their job is to overcome that barrier. Some ways to defeat obstacles are to never give up, understand failure, accept rejection, and believe in oneself.