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.
Michael Jordan worked incredibly hard in his high school career. He never gave up. Much of his success is based on his determination and ability to never give in. He achieved success in so many ways, but the short term goals propelled his legacy. If you take those small steps, you may become as great as Michael Jordan at basketball, in whatever respect you’re applying to your situation.
Pay that Man: Why Thaddeus Young has been Worth the Big Pay Day The Nets didn’t make a splash this off-season, but one thing they did do was re-sign Thaddeus Young to a max contract. And some that thought the price paid for Young’s services were too steep, and that he wouldn’t live up to his deal. Most saw Young as just an undersized power forward that couldn’t shoot the three. There were questions about his long term potential. Critics were quick to point out that Young had only one or two go-to moves in the post, and that he was only good on one block.
I was certain I was bound to play a great amount because I was sure the coach was not insane by playing the same players all three games. It was Tuesday night and the coach gave the starting line up before the referee blew the whistle. Yet again, my name was not mentioned, I was going to be sitting on the bench with my sweater on. The referee blew the final whistle. I was going to all the practices, giving it my all and once again I did not play in the game.
Being the best player on a basketball team is a lot of pressure for an eighth grader. Like another elite player on a team, I was expected to be the highest scoring player at every game, and to get the rest of the team involved in the offence. One of my teammates, Andreus, was autistic. As you may assume he was not the best player on the team, but he certainly had the most heart. The rest of my teammates refused to pass to Andreus because when he had the ball, it was an almost certain turnover or a missed basket.
Through blood, sweat, and tears, Michael succeeded in basketball but was a very gifted athlete in many sports. One reporter once reported, “In 1994, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox and was assigned to the Birmingham Barons, but his baseball career was dismal” (Johnson). Jordan was a multi sport athlete that succeeded in basketball but wasn’t pleased with that. To follow his dream Michael didn’t give up his dream to play two sports professionally. Even though he wasn’t the best in baseball, he tried his best to pursue his dream.
He should be able to show he is a close second to LeBron in this series, right? He is not even close. In fact, no one in history may be close to this version of King James. You can argue that no player in NBA history has been this important to a team 's success. I am not one for analytics.
Everyday people have the opportunity to determine and construct their own decisions and fulfill personal desires. People don 't control their fate, however their destiny lies within their own hands. Believing in fate means supernatural power beyond your control predetermines your life. Ambition and effort towards your goal will determine the outcome of your future. Through experience I 've conquered and obtained my long term goal of playing collegiate level basketball.
The determination of the players and their will to play is what truly makes a sport exciting, and with the chance for each player’s career to end at college, they play with everything they’ve got. For example, John Wooden, a basketball player that went to the University of California once said, "It 's not how big you are, it 's how big you play." How you play is something that can either bring excitement to the sport or, if you don’t play with passion and go one hundred percent, how boring you are to watch. For the NCAA there are 351 teams in just Division 1 with each team offering 13 scholarships per year. Coming out to about 4,511 players fighting to make a team, and hopefully make it to the professional leagues.
This continued until the most recent expansion in 2011. The NCAA college basketball national championship tournament now consists of 68 teams and has become the highest earning playoff in sports, with a reported revenue of $1.5 Billion on 2014 (Riper). Now the college basketball tournament, which is nicknamed March Madness, is one of the most popular sporting events in the world. According to a 2015 article in Time Magazine the top thirty college basketball teams reported a combined revenue of $500 million with around twenty players who are worth over a million dollars because of their contributions to their teams. All this success has raised the question of whether or not the athletes who participate in these tournaments throughout all of the various sports should be paid or otherwise compensated greater than they already are.
Moral of it all coaches will always put their favorites in. Especially if coach is related to someone on the time no matter how good they are or how sorry they are that person is guaranteed to play. That’s not fait to all the other kids though who has been there all year work hard.
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.
The effect of Jordan’s game was so profound that the league changed its rules to make the games more enjoyable. This translated in outlawing defensive contact when a player is in the perimeter, which in turn allowed players to relentlessly attack the lane and score on spectacular layups or dunks in a manner similar to what Jordan popularized.
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.
Eventually I would have to work with them in order to win the game. My coaches would always say that, “we won as a team and lost as a team” which, to me, meant that no matter how well I performed individually, it always takes a team to win or lose. That lesson has become even more real as I have served in the military these past two years. Failure to work as a team can get someone hurt or even