Stereotypes Of Basketball

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Have you ever seen a really tall person and thought to yourself ¨wow they must play basketball¨? Well if you ever have then you're not alone there is a stereotype that has been around since the 1940's that taller people should play basketball when in reality it does not matter how tall you are as long as you have the right set of skills you can be an all time great.

Back in 2008 the NBA (National Basketball Association) stated that the average height of an nba player is 6 feet .98 inches.(Nall, Rachel. "Is Height Important in Basketball?" LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 07 Feb. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.) Now, outside of the NBA that's a very tall person (considering the average male height is 5 foot 10 inches) but in the NBA anybody under
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He is also a 12 time all star, two time NBA Champion, two time NBA finals most valuable player and was inducted into the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 (Isaiah Thomas Stats).
The reason why this stereotype is so popular is because of the large amount of big men in the NBA and the National Collegiat Athletic Conference (NCAA). Sure, being tall in the game of basketball can be helpful with things like blocking shots,rebounding,and being closer to the hoop (height wise). Case and point Manute Bol. This man was 7 foot 7 and he averaged 5 blocks a game but only 2.6 points per
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Continuous dribbling drills to develop your ball handling skills will make you an indispensable part of your team, as big men typically can't dribble the basketball as well. Because you will have the ball in your hand for a majority of the game, your coach will rely on you to be the leader on the floor at practices and during games. Leadership does not come in sizes and often cannot be coached, so displaying the ability to run the show will greatly improve your game.(Blake, Chris. "How to Use Shortness to Your Advantage in Basketball."LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 20 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.) If you have developed your ball handling skills and your quickness, you will make it harder for the defense to stop you and open up scoring opportunities for your teammates. Adding the ability to find open teammates and pass them the ball will make you a welcome addition to a basketball team. The more unselfish you are by providing scoring opportunities for your teammates, the more scoring opportunities will open up for
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