Personal Narrative: Why I Love Basketball

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“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” famous quote by the best basketball player ever. This is a meaningful quote showing that you get what you work for and earn. If someone works hard and puts in the work needed you will be rewarded but others who just complain and about stuff and say they are getting any progress, they will not be harvesting the full reward. As for myself, I put in the work and tried hard to become a better player and it has paid off. Basketball has yet to fail me.
One coach said Michael Jordan asked if he could use his weight room. He has never seen someone work that hard in his life and he was in awe. I have been to quite a few basketball camps throughout my career, one of best
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This was a big step for me, I was really getting out of my comfort zone. I did not know the guys that were older than me and I did not really talk to any of them either. So I was kind of going in blind but the coach was Dave Lange and he was a great coach who believed in me and helped me with my skills and helped improve basketball intelligence. That year I was playing on both of the AAU teams, and one tournament I was playing up with the grade above me and if a ball ever came my way or near me I would always go get it. No matter if there was a guy behind me who was wide open and some body skip passed it over there I would jump and grab it out of the air and ruin the chance for somebody to get an easy bucket. Coach Lange would always tell me to be aware of my surroundings and know if there was someone behind me so I can decide to grab the ball or let it go. This problem went on for a while and Coach was not friendly about it anymore and I hated when people were mad at me. One tournament there was a ball thrown over top to a wide open guard in the corner. I looked at the ball in mid-flight, I could hear Coach yelling in the background “Luke, leave it!!” I thought about what Coach said and I was all cocked back legs bent, ready to explode straight up and grab the ball of the air just like a football receiver high pointing the ball on a catch. I was just about to jump but last second I stood up and let the ball go. The ball landed right in the guard’s hands and he drained a three pointer. I ran back on defense and I saw Coach happy and ecstatic that I learned and let the ball go. After the game he came up to me shook my hand and told me I did a good job and that I finally learned. Ever since then, I have been able to let basketballs fly right over me. Because of Coach Lange and my other AAU coaches have taught me over the years I was
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