I read the book Night Hoops, by: Carl Deuker. This book is about a boy named Nick that is dealing with some problems that are more than just basketball. He meets a boy names Trent Dawson who he was not too fond of at first, Trent is going through a lot more than Nick is in his home life, so Nick takes Trent under his wing to help keep him out of trouble. But at first Trent seems to resist and says he doesn’t need help. He ends up running out every night with his brother to get into some trouble.
In John Updike’s poem, “Ex-Basketball Player,” the darker part of a similar story is told. In this poem, the speaker is a big admirer of former high school basketball star Flick Webb. However, by the end, the reader and the speaker
The Movie I chose to review was a documentary named Hoop Dreams. It follows the lives of two star basketball players, Arthur Agee and William Gates, raised in two very different environments. In the documentary director Steve James and co-film makers Frederick Marx and Peter Gilbert follow Arthur and William for five years filming their aspirations to make it to the pros. This movie is relevant to the course because of the popular culture items that are included in the movie. I think the majority of black kids grew up wanting to play basketball or be a professional athlete in some aspect.
Basketball wasn't a big thing for Junior at a young age. Growing up in the reservation Junior wasn't the best player. Although, He did play for fun with his friend Rowdy who was a much better basketball player in the reservation. Junior states, "I mean I'd always been the lowest Indian on the reservation totem pole -- I wasn't expected to be good
One summer, there was a kid named Dean Gullberry and Dean liked to play the game of basketball. Dean would always go out to the river court and do what he does best. Dean had three best friends that he had always spent time with 24/7 playing basketball and just hanging out. His friends Ben Dover who lived across the street from Dean, Dixie Normous who Dean met at the river court but didn’t go to his school, and Jack Koffing who Dean met playing travel ball back at Compton. Dean Gullberry had always wanted to play in his city’s basketball league but people kept on saying that he wasn’t good enough, strong enough or big enough to be in the league.
The main purpose of this document is to show that you want to do what you love to make a good living like earning good amount of money to support your family by becoming a professional basketball player. There were many emotional into the scenes because it’s very sad or depressing how the two students who gave their life into basketball and training hard which made them stress and face many good basketball players. Arthur’s dad came back from jail and he went to his family and became a member of the Church and repent his sins from drug dealing. William lost the basketball season so he got a job at senior year and study more but then he saw Arthur doing good and winning many games to enter the state basketball league finals.
This story shows that the whole time the main character was acting tough. The toughest thing he ever did was admitting he wasn't tough in the first place. One reason that the main character tries to act tough, is when he announces that he is going on a camping trip. For example, in paragraph 18 the author says, “I'm going camping in the palisades next weekend.
He perseveres through previous challenges, “[his] will intact to go” (line 28) and he is now eager to go wherever fate leads him. This opens the speaker up to new experiences because he knows that he has the strength to conquer any hardship the future brings. Armed with wisdom and increasing maturity, he is prepared to start “the next chapter” (line 41) in his life, be it old age, sickness, or heartbreak. The speaker anticipates the transformations that he will endure, aware that he has a long road ahead of him.
Without basketball and the support Junior received from the students and teachers at the school. The author would not have been able to use basketball to help lead Junior towards his purpose. In a critical essay an interviewer asks Sherman Alexie, “it's interesting that you mention that it [basketball] is as important as it is in inner-city black urban life, because as I was reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I noticed a lot of similarities between the cultures, not only the emphasis on basketball but also motifs that appear in a lot of African-American fiction like racial profiling, marginalization and ghettoization” (James Mellis). James Mellis asks Sherman Alexie about basketball and why basketball is really emphasized in this novel. Basketball is really emphasized in this book because symbolism is used to communicate a message to readers and it was also helped to lead up to the main message.
When I was a young kid, my dream in life was to play basketball for the Boston Celtics. At ten years old in the small town of Sharon, Massachusetts, my dream of playing professional basketball disappeared. The problem wasn’t with anyone else, it was with me. The NBA became out of reach, and varsity basketball became a silly thought. As a young boy realizing this was not the most motivating thing.
Steven loves to work out and play basketball. He’s a very big fan of the Knicks and, Carmelo Anthony. Steven played at the JV Basketball team for Truman but because his grades were not good they took him off the team. The position he played was point guard and, shooting guard. Every summer Ada use to send Steven to Dominican Republic to spend the summer with his grandparents.
Like on (155) they were playing two games without a coach. Then they started talking “We are going to beat the team easily.” The cause is that Lonnie has an unstable family and life. The effect is that he needs to play basketball to help his family out. Plot-Conflict:
He could go on and on about his childhood days and the fun he had. Bob Stuckey 's childhood consisted of playing ball, coon hunting and trapping, and chasing girls. As for basketball, he was a star on the Spartanburg Tomcat team. He said, “You gotta have a lot of confidence and you have to keep shooting.” Bob 's favorite childhood memory was when he was a freshman in high school playing varsity basketball.
Tragically, despite at the end of their journeys Timothy and Chris started to realize their mistakes, it was too late for them to turn back. Two days before his estimated death, Chris wrote in his journal a controversial line: “Happiness only real when shared”(Chapter 18, Krakauer). He took the journey to escape from people and his past. Whole his life he chose to be a loner, avoiding intimate attachments and disregarding other people’s feelings. This entry is an evidence that he re-evaluated himself and was ready to go back to the human community and face his fears that he was trying to hide from in the wilderness.
The movie Hoop Dreams traced a poor young talented African American, named Arthur Agee from grade eight to college. Arthur hoped to play professional basketball in the future to help his family to escape poverty. Despite the fact that his family is poor, and the neighborhood he lived in, were disadvantaged to him to pursue his goal in many ways. Firstly, Arthur showed great determination to play professional basketball, and he would like to lead his family out of poverty. Secondly, his ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, played a significant role toward his success in basketball.