Basketball is one of the second most popular sport in the world. There is one reason and one reason only, it’s because of a man named Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt scored 100 points in the early March, 1962. At the time the NBA was at a standstill, with the annual income just over $50,000. The 1961-1962 season was insane, with all the legends that played on the courts of the NBA.
He became one of the best players in college basketball. Nick took Illinois to the NCAA final four in 1989. They lost to Michigan by two points in the semifinals. After college Nick was picked by the Orlando Magic in the first round of the NBA draft. He became the team’s leading scorer averaging around 20 points per game.
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
“Naismith tossed the ball, and the game of ‘basket ball’ was born.” Basketball caught on quick and many people mailed Naismith asking for the rules so they could play it themselves. Naismith achieved his goal of entertaining the young men and created a soon-to-be worldwide sport (Where Basketball was Invented:The History of Basketball). The rules of basketball have changed dramatically, but the first 13 rules are mostly still in place. Rule #1 and 2: The ball may be thrown or batted in any direction with one or both hands. Rule #3: A player cannot run with the ball.
” I’ve seen your skills Mr. Payton; it was amazing! May you teach me? I want to be like you, NBA player, All-star player, Rookie of the year, MVP and win a championship?“ I said eagerly. He looked at me mockingly. ” Nah,“ he replied.
Nike “Gear up for greatness.” “Capability means imagination” Napoleon Hill. That three-words quote is the recipe for success. Believing in your capability with a minor improvement in circumstances and suddenly you can hang with the greats. That exactly what I felt when I came across Nike’s “Short a Guy” video on YouTube. The 90-second commercial follows a boy who’s continually invited to join sports team “short a guy”.
Tennessee Williams wrote “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Williams, 1947) It is based in New Orleans a new cosmopolitan city which is poor but has raffish charm. The past is representing old south in America 1900’s and present is representing new America post world war 2 in 1940’s. Past and present are intertwined throughout the play in the characters Stanley, Blanche, Stella and mitch. Gender roles show that males are the dominant and rule the house which Stanley is prime example as he brings home food and we learn of one time when he got cross and he smashed the light bulbs. Blanche’s personality makes her live in the past acting as a “southern belle” and believing millionaire Shep Huntleigh will marry her unfortunately for Blanche living in the past meant she ended up in a state institution.
The American Dream The American dream is an opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination and initiative, no matter who someone is or what their background may be. Some are born into wealth; where there are riches available from the start. Others have to achieve and work a bit harder for the success, but the American dream is available to everyone. The Great Gatsby was set in the 1920’s. In this time in history, people were generally materialistic and focused on getting the things they wanted instead of focusing on the things they already had.
Willy built his life around the dreams. He tells lies about how “well-liked” (Miller 28) he is all of his towns, and how “vital” (Miller 10) he is to New England. At times Willy even believes his own lies and becomes enthusiastic when he tells his family that he made more money than he actually did. Willy believes that his sons are very successful, well-liked and attractive young man, when in reality; they are two failures that have done nothing in their life. Biff also starts to believe these falsehoods.
The football player and my brother-in-law both had free college. One went to college right after high school and goofed off and didn’t really care about what his degree ment in the job industry. The other one focused and tried hard to succeed and did care about what his degree ment in the job
So, you might be wondering how he transitioned from football to basketball that didn’t really happen until high school. James was recruited by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to play basketball in 1999. While LeBron still played football, with his height (6’8”) basketball was really his forte. As a freshman he scored an average of 18 points. He then helped his team win the Division 3 state title scoring 25 points.
He was literally going down and he had to whip the ball that far sidearm’” (1). Another teammate, Dan Hampton said “Payton played football with the enthusiasm of a 10th grader trying to be the best tailback on the team,” (1). Mostly everyone in Chicago had the faith in Walter to become something great for this team. When the season rolled along the people were not wrong, he was great his rookie year and he had the stats to back it up. Payton had one stand out game that everyone remembered during his rookie year because he had a total of 300 yards against the New Orleans Saints (Walter 1).
The next year Ernie started as the halfback for the Syracuse Orangemen. In his sophomore year in 1960, Ernie rushed for 686 yards on 98 carries and 10 touchdowns and on route to win the national championship and Heisman trophy. This may not sound promising nowadays, but this was considered unbelievable considering people didn’t run the football as much. This season was definitely in his prime, and this season was considered one of the best in college football history. This spectacular season led him to earning the nickname “The Elmira express”.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman went from a run first team to trying to blossom Colin Kaepernick. Enough of about the past. We love Frank the tank 's situation in Indy. He made a major upgrade from a mediocre/confused offense to arguably the best offense in the NFL next season. With no one really competing with him for the job and the fact that the Colts should be around the goal line frequently makes us here at fantasy makes us want every bit of him in our
Derek has two siblings, one brother Duane Washington, and one sister DeAndra Fisher. Derek first got involved with basketball, watching his brother Duane play high school basketball. Duane made it all the way to the NBA, playing very briefly for the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers before a cocaine addiction ruined