Have you ever had a failure to that ultimately turned into a success for you? My failure was when I had a basketball game in Conway, Arkansas. It was the championship game of the night that everybody wanted to see including myself because I was hype and ready to play. The tip-off had begun at seven o’clock at night. My team got the tip-off.
The people who were trying to beat Swinks out in the bets poured a lot of money into getting ABC into the top programs for football, basketball, and they even taught him 8 ball, but the fact of the matter is he doesn’t have my drive. Thus the futile rivalry began. It always seemed to be me and him duking it out for the starting spot in football or basketball and hitting the final shot in 8 ball for the big cash. I would always emerge the victor and then ABC would go join a rival team to try and take me down. I would always enjoy those games because that was when the opposing team would concentrate on my play and my team would step up in a big way and win the game.
He can use his long arms to rise above other players and grab the ball after the shot goes up. LeBron usually just positions himself for an outlet pass so he can control the fast break instead of going in for rebounds. LeBron has random games where he will rebound quite well, but Kevin averages more rebounds per game. Last, the most significant difference in these two athletes is their game attitude. Kevin has a very calm and relaxed attitude in games.
As a die-hard Dallas Mavericks fan, it’s very difficult for me to like the guy I’m about to tell you all to draft. During the offseason, DeAndre Jordan committed to jump ship and leave the Los Angles Clippers to sign with the Mavs. If you haven’t been living under a rock over the last few months, you know how this story played out and why I may be a bit sour about it. Anyways, Jordan is a the Center that I suggest everyone target in the upcoming NBA fantasy drafts. It’s strange to think that Jordan is coming into his eight NBA season for the Clippers.
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs. “If we can keep Bear from posting up and scoring, we should be win the game,” my friend Bryce analyzed. I responded, “We will need to shoot the three ball to have a chance, Bettendorf is a really good team”.
It was a hot and sunny day when I walked into the gym. When I saw about twenty players warming up for practice tonight. Then coach officially announce our position. My mind was questioning when I heard i was going to be a point guard this year. So I asked him after practice, he said: “I put you where you need to be and it will be really powerful against other teams this year.” I was overjoyed when he said that, but I still need to focus on the game.
Left It All Out On The Field This quote is from the daily record, mentioning me after the Smithville football game. “As much as he tried to fight it, Chippewa’s Jake Hall couldn 't control his emotions. Like many of his teammates, the senior linebacker left just about everything he had in him on the field friday night in a 23-20 overtime win at Smithville in Wayne County Athletic league play”. This was by far my best game of my senior year football season. At the time we were fighting for our team 's playoff lives and if we wanted any chance of going there, we needed to win this game and we did, in overtime.
“Rob, you 're in,” said my coach. With less than 1 minute left, my team passed the ball in. Time was ticking down as our point guard came down the court. Even though it was the month of December, the gym was hot, and there was beads of sweat coming down my face. I positioned myself in a spot to where i could shoot or drive if I were to get the ball.
If you cannot handle a loss it is difficult to be successful. This became evident my junior year of high school as my team prepared to play for the state championship. We had a winning mindset, as any great team would going into that game. However, when the final buzzer rang and we did not come out on top, I was struck with emotion, yet I knew I needed to glorify God and represent my school instead of letting my frustration overcome me. Basketball taught me to keep going and never allow the tough moments to define me.
This round was for all of the marbles. The pressure was on and winning not only meant I got to go to play in the national tournament but I would achieve a dream of mine to play at the national level. We started off playing one of our middle ranked players. He pulled off a win against one of their stronger players. Then my brother played one of their low ranking players and was beaten putting us tied 1-1.
In practice I was doing pretty good they thought I’d do bad going 100% full contact everything. I’m not gonna lie, I was kinda nervous. It’s finally game day and we are going up against Ypsilanti, they have huge guys! Coach wanted me to start center and there nose guard was huge lined up right in front of me. I thought I was gonna do bad for this guy, but I had a good plan.
NJB is a special league for kids to play basketball at a high level, it is better than just a recreation league. This past year I played on a NJB team at King High, my team the Lancers, was one of the eight teams in my age division. We had a pre draft workout at the start of the season to evaluate our skill. Then we would enter a draft and the coaches would draft players. After the draft we would have time to practice, getting our playbook set up.