We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
That dream was realized when at the age of 22 in 1954, Meadowlark was out of the Army, he joined the famed team shortly after team member, and Reece Tatum retired. Meadowlark was a skilled basketball player, but his dream included the chance to entertain people, not just play basketball. “My destiny was to make people happy,” Lemon said in 2003 when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Only five Globetrotters had their numbers retired and Meadowlark Lemon was one of them. The Harlem Globetrotters began in the 1920s in Chicago and Meadowlark joined in 1954 and played until 1979.
Walter Dean Myers novel Hoops is about a young black boy, Lonnie, who dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, "My game is my fame, and I knew it was together" (2). Coming from a broken home and living in a bad neighborhood, Lonnie sees that becoming a basketball player could be his escape from Harlem. Lonnie has a bad relationship with his mother to the point where he doesn't even sleep in her house sometimes. Instead he sleeps in the hotel he works at. While at the hotel one day Lonnie sees across the street that the gas station was being rob, taking this as an advantage Lonnie runs across the street and steals a case of alcohol planning to sell it.
Kobe enrolled at Lower Merion Ace for high school. He soon became involved in the basketball program. Kobe was always referred to as “Joe Bryant’s kid” all throughout middle school. No one knew Kobe for Kobe, only as his father’s shadow. Kobe made the varsity team his freshman year.
Basketball has been the one thing the community has come together for. In the last 30 years, seven Mount Vernon players have gone to play in the NBA (Gruen). Mr. Coburn became the latest team member to be signed by a Division 1 college, and might soon be going to the NBA. In a town that is constantly
It may lead us to compare ourselves to older figures, hoping that we can someday sit in the same ranks as them. No matter how substantial your experience, it can have a lasting impact on your life. My life changing experience was a basketball game during December of 2017. The day started out just like every other day. I woke up to my obnoxious alarm, groggily walked upstairs, and made myself a peanut butter jelly sandwich.
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began
Welcome to part two of our list of 15 things you didn 't know about Russell Westbook. He may play with ferocity out on the basketball court for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but as part two will demonstrate, Russell has a quiet side, too. Find out more about the star point guard below. Number Eight: Russell Westbrook is an Underwear Model Soon after joining the NBA, Russell signed with the Kings & Jax boxer-brief company. He has appeared in numerous ads for them over the years.
I think he would buy these because in the book when he lived in the Bronx's he would go to shoe stores with his friend Justin. I think he would pick this model of shoes because air Jordans were very popular at the time and they still are. Plus these are basketball shoes and for a short time in the book he wanted to be a NBA player until his uncle Howard stopped him.
It’s amazing what a man with a peach basket, a ball, and a gym full of bored kids can do! That’s all James A. Naismith had to work with when he invented basketball in 1891. Born in Ontario, Canada, Naismith studied to become a physical education teacher in Montreal before moving to Springfield, Massachusetts. That’s where he took charge of a rowdy class at the YMCA International Training School. The students were trapped indoors during the cold, snowy winters, so Naismith decided to invent a game to keep the cranky kids from being bored out of their minds!
After Russell 's mom died he began to play basketball for McClymonds High School in Oakland but by his senior year he earned a starting spot. His 6´9” height had some attention going to it. He tried out for the University San Francisco and earned a scholarship. After he graduated at McClymonds High School he went to college and became an NBA basketball player for the Boston Celtics. He won eleven championships in his thirteen years of playing.