Just from Shaq and Kobe Bryant being a little too much for opposing teams as well as the Warriors “Splash Brother” in Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The Los Angeles Lakers offense was consisted of the triangle offense it involves spacing and constant moving. It also consists in a two-man game on the weak side of the court. Spacing is key though, with players needed to be 18-20 feet apart. The sideline triangle is formed by a post player, like Shaquille O’neal that 's why he dominated for most of his years in the post with the Lakers.
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.
In the 1984 NBA Finals, Johnson again encountered rival Larry Bird, who had signed with the Boston Celtics. This was the first of several match-ups between the two teams. The Celtics beat the Lakers in a tight competition—four games to three—for the 1984 championship. The Lakers, however, took down the Celtics the following year in the finals. Johnson was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
Houston Rockets (53-14) Current Seed: 1 Per usual, head coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense has the Houston Rockets in first place and rolling through the regular season. However, the question remains if D’Antoni’s system can prove sustainable over the course of several long and grueling Western Conference playoff series. Luckily for Rockets fans, they have a second future Hall of Famer in Chris Paul to pair with current MVP favorite James Harden this time around, as they try to dethrone the Golden State Warriors and claim Western Conference superiority. Predicted Playoff Seed: 1 Golden State Warriors (52-16) Current Seed: 2 With Steph Curry nursing a tweak to his oft-injured right ankle, subsequent reports that fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson could
Eventually Red Auerbach pulled the trigger, and traded Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan to the St. Louis Hawks for Bill Russell (Shoals). Both of them ended up becoming Hall of Famers, so the Celtics gave up quite a bit to get Bill Russell (Shoals). Bill Russell made an immediate impact on the Celtics, leading them to the Championship in his rookie season (Shoals). Unfortunately, Bill Russell played in a time where whites and African Americans were still separated. Granted, the racism aspect was slowly dwindling it was still present.
Many great athletes do not get the attention and recognition that they deserve though. Athletes like Clay Thompson and Dirk N. have not received the attention that they should in the NBA. Clay Thompson is an outstanding basketball player. Seth Erikson explains, “Clay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, he played college basketball for three seasons at Washington State University, where he was a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10.
The Boston College Point shaving scandal was put together by Tony and Rocco Perla during the summer of 1978, before the college basketball season would start. At the time they put this together, they were small time gamblers. Rick Kuhn, a friend of Rocco 's from when the two were in high school together, was recruited to take part in the plan. He was an essential player in his senior year at Boston College, both to the team and to the Perla brothers. Kuhn 's job, through his play on the court, was to make sure that the Eagles did not cover the spread.
Fall River’s High School Basketball team’s point guard was unguarded on the court as well as off of the court. Drug and alcohol use were swept under the rug as long as Durfee High School Basketball team was winning. The pressure in Chris’ early life that led his addictive behaviors came from the town depending on him for winning basketball, his family, and passing the drug tests. Basketball became a runaway train in the Herren house, sports were in the bloodlines of his family. Chris Herren was a very young athlete with pressures seen not only in Fall River but also nationally.
The 46-year-old Falk is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of FAME, or Falk Associates Management Enterprises. But in this room, David Falk, 6-foot-2 out of Syracuse followed by George Washington University Law, is better known as the agent to Knicks star Patrick Ewing, as well as Knicks rookie Walter McCarty. On the Rockets, FAME represents rookie Othella Harrington. Soon after introducing himself to Steinbrenner, Falk is studying the crowd like a raptor. Not a Toronto Raptor, but one of the voracious deoxyribonucleosaurs in the movie Jurassic Park.
Although many have not heard his name, George Mumford was the mastermind behind some of the NBA’s biggest moments. Although fans of the NBA (National Basketball Association) can recall the league's most exciting plays, many fail to see how Mumford’s lessons on mindfulness behind the scenes made them possible. Growing up George Mumford had the identical dream of thousands of kids across the United States; to play in the NBA. Unfortunately, he struggled with back problems early on in his college career, and later fought with alcohol addiction. These struggles forced Mumford to make his mark in the NBA in a different way.
He defiantly wouldn’t be the man he is today. John Wooden dominated the game of basketball. In 1927, Wooden led his high school basketball team to the Indiana State Championship. “Wooden earned three straight All-American selections as a guard at Purdue University and was named team captain as a junior” (Biography.com). Even though
Finding unique ways to encourage grown men making millions of dollars to play a game seems like a simple concept, however we have seen many struggle to do just that over the years. Jackson creatively found ways to extract the desired changes from his players. Specifically, when dealing with Shaquille O’Neil, Jackson told him not to be afraid of Allen Iverson’s penetration move which resulted in Shaq stepping up and reducing Iverson’s impact for the rest of the game (Jackson, 2013, p. 227) Another time, Jackson told the press that Shaq wasn’t playing well because his toe hurts and although Shaq came back with a big game, he also responded negatively towards Jackson in his own interview (Jackson, 2013, p.