Basketball Basketball! Basketball! Basketball! Basketball has come a long way from its beginning; an actual basket and a regular old ball there were people that played outside. Basketball has three different levels of competition high school, College, and NBA but all three vary from each other and they have some of the rules and characteristics.
He dribbles down the court, he shoots, he scores! Basketball, a game of dribbling, shooting, scoring, and winning. A simple orange ball turned into a game for people to play and enjoy for all time. Everyone can play this game, whether their bad or good, everyone has the ability to play. From all ages, races, genders, play basketball all over the world. The game of basketball consists of rules, gameplay, and levels of play.
In The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, Basketball Rules are a very important part. All together, they are a metaphor for life. There are three that stand out most to me. Basketball Rules 5, 7, and 8 are the three that I can compare to my life. Basketball Rule 5 says: When you've stopped playing your game, you've already lost. Basketball Rule 7 says: Rebounding is the art of anticipating, of always be prepared to grab it. But don't drop the ball. Finally, Basketball Rule 8 says: Sometimes you have to lean back a little and fade away to get the best shot. As you can probably see, these 3 rules go along with each other, and things that happen in your life. They also go along with the three major themes, life and death, family, and working hard. Also, Kwame Alexander used many similes and metaphors, along with the Basketball Rules being a metaphor.
Ever since its debut by gym teacher Dr. James Naismith in 1891 basketball has become a widely popularized team sport for both men and women across the nation. Though enjoyed by both men and women, women have struggled to attain the same respect in the sport as men, even though the women at the University of California had their first extramural game in 1892. The same trend continues in the NBA, National Basketball Association, and WNBA, Women’s National Basketball. The NBA started 70 years ago in 1946 while the WNBA began 20 years ago in 1996. The NBA continues to gain popularity, while the WNBA struggles to still be known.
Being a student at Penn State University where Men 's College Basketball is on the rise has opened up my mind on the sport as a whole, both college and professional. Attending nearly all the games has provided a solid foundation for my knowledge on the sport and has allowed me to take part in several heated debates surrounding NBA basketball. The players Penn State fans watch every week: Tony Carr, Shep Garner, Josh Reaves, and Mike Watkins, are all exceptional and talented in their own regard. However, there is a wide gap between that of above average NCAA players and the greatest of all time NBA players which is a long list. The one person that tops that list to me is Michael Jordan, a shooting guard in the NBA who played 15 seasons and left a significant mark on the league.
The effect of Jordan’s game was so profound that the league changed its rules to make the games more enjoyable. This translated in outlawing defensive contact when a player is in the perimeter, which in turn allowed players to relentlessly attack the lane and score on spectacular layups or dunks in a manner similar to what Jordan popularized.
Today, teams like the Warriors are revolutionizing the way the game is played, as they have popularized the "small ball" play we see a lot today. The Warriors allow Draymond Green to play center standing at 6 '7", which causes them to lose size, but gives an advantage in speed and
(Jackson 37) Throughout the book Jackson emphasizes, “Selflessness was the holy grail of basketball.” (Jackson 74) He further explained that the best offensive strategy was to keep the ball moving among five players to create shooting opportunities and make it hard for the other team to focus on one or two shooters. Even though they had some of the best shot creators in the game, Frazier and Earl “the pearl” Monroe insisted that everybody work together in unity to get the ball to the player with the best shot.
Larry bird once said, “First master the Fundamentals.” (“ Larry Bird Quotes”). NBA in the 80s Larry bird has mastered the fundamentals and become one of the best players to play the game of basketball.since he first began playing as a child , in college,then in the NBA and retiring as a Legend. Living in poverty was one of Larry Bird's motivators for playing basketball and trying to make a better life for himself. Bird was born on December 7,1956( cite)
Basketball fans come from all walks of life flocking to their television sets as the game flashes on the screen. They ignore real life for those two hours to bask in the glory of their favorite players. LeBron James being the basketball superstar he is knows his audience and uses that to his advantage while writing his article for sports illustrated. LeBron used syntax and diction specific to his fan base to capture attention and create a believable piece of writing. James’ ego shines through his enticing words in the conclusion of his writing.
The sport of basketball has become very popular and is played worldwide; it is played at many different levels. From playing as a kid to playing in high school to playing in college and then, playing as a professional, at each level it is very competitive. In the United States it is the most popular because everyone wants to play in the national basketball association which is professional basketball in America. In order to make it into the national basketball association you have to go through college. Although college basketball and professional basketball have the same concept of putting the ball in the hoop and winning for your team, there are many differences between the two.
Basketball is played on a court inside. It is played on 84 ft court and it is rectangle shape. It consists of two three point lines, free throw line, and and baseline. There is one of each on each side. There is even a half court line.
The Tortoise and the Hare: College Basketball Style Around 600 BC Aesop described a competition that compared creatures of vastly differing speeds in “The Tortoise and the Hare”. In men’s college basketball every contemporary game highlights the contrasting aspects of this tempo battle and this past seasons game between UVA and Duke, along with classic contests featuring prototypes in tempo control Princeton and Loyola Marymount, truly demonstrate the similarities and differences between the slowdown and up-tempo basketball strategy. Up-tempo and slowdown styles in men’s college basketball have the similar goal of victory but look to achieve it differently. Both employ specialized defensive schemes and offensive sets in attempts to compensate
However, those who picked basketball over any other sports like soccer, they say it was because basketball was unique. They thought it was different than what everyone else was doing. Basketball has a different community-- a different culture. They like basketball just because of the people--the culture. On the other hand, others said they like basketball just because they enjoy the sport itself.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed. The sport of basketball is known as a fun past time for any person young or old. I love to watch and play the game, basketball is a very entertaining sport and can be played by anyone. Basketball has many negative and positive things about it based on my opinion. Basketball is a great way of exercise and a great way to have fun with friends.