However, the speaker says, “most of us remember anyway [emphasis added]” (22). This alludes to the fact that the entire town has memories of Flick as a high-school basketball star, and most likely view his current situation with pity. The word “anyway” shows that Flick’s attempts at humor, and deflecting attention from his current position, do little to distract townspeople from recollections of Flick at his teenage prime. His hands are both “fine and nervous” (23) on a lug wrench; “fine” suggests they once had the magic touch, and “nervous” signifies Flick is not comfortable in his current job, at least not in the way he was on the basketball court. The final stanza takes us to Mae’s Luncheonette.
In Everyone Can Write, Peter Elbow explains how “to fail or be kicked out is unthinkable.” (7) This idea is solidified in the core of every person. Nobody desires failure and it is one of man’s greatest fears. From this fear comes a drive that compels people to put in the work and effort so that they will never have to experience the terrible feelings that accompany it. Furthermore, one excellent example of how defeat can push someone into greatness lies in the history of the world’s greatest basketball all-star, Michael Jordan. During Jordan’s early high school years, he was cut from his school’s basketball team.
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. His family was happy for Arthur but William remembers his losses and he always cry to his mother and hugged his brother who wanted to become a basketball player as well but didn’t make it too far. You can say that there are many sad scenes into the basketball games but the ending became good when they both graduated university and became more better than basketball players but you should know that
and Monster are two well-written books by Walter Dean Myers, with both involving young African-American teenagers. Slam!, is about a young African-American basketball prodigy who has to make good decisions in his life when the people around him aren’t. He writes about this as it is very relatable to African-Americans growing up in a awful neighborhood to help show that where you live doesn’t correlate with how successful you become. Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, is inspired by Walter Dean Myers growing up, as everyone saw him as a monster because of his bad decisions. “But there are also monsters in our communities, people who are willing to steal and to kill, people who disregard the rights of others” (Dean Myers 11).
In the story Homer found a solution, for example when he got his rocket fixed him by learning trigonometry was hard but he did not allow it control his life. Algebra has been a struggle most of the homer's life so he did not let that stopping him from reaching his dreams for example even though homer still dropped out of high school he still got a huge award for build the ever successful rocket and also finally getting recognition and acceptance by his father all of those things boost homers self esteem . Get acceptance and recognition probably was one of his biggest obstacles throughout the story. In October sky no one believed in him except his teacher Mrs.Teacher Mrs. Riley that is what kept him
The movie Glory Road is about a Texas El Paso basketball coach putting a team together that will win, he knew that in order to do so he would have to bring a change to the world of basketball. Not caring about racial colors he recruits black players from different parts of the country with great talent to be great. This change would bring a bigger struggle. In this movie there are different types of leadership and different types of racial interactions. Don Haskins is the most predominant leader in the movie.
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.
On being wrong Today we watch a video from Ted talk "on being wrong"and why people think that being wrong is bad for them and the reason why we think being wrong is bad for us. There was a time when I was playing in a basketball game and it was a close game and it was a big game win or go home so we needed to win this game. The time was 3 minutes left in the game and my team was up by 2 points from a layup that I made then we got back on defense of end and we were playing great defense the other team had no answer so then one of my teammates got the ball off of ground and I was on the opposite side of him and in front of him but there was no one in head of me so my teammate pass me the ball and I had a clear line to the basket, but I was running
He had so much love for the game of basketball and he did not let his dad's insults faze him. As a child, Pat's dad told him, "You come to me when you can give me a game. The I'll kick the shit out of you" (Conroy 48). Pat's household was Hell. Everyday, he faced abuse and so did the rest of the family.
In both the book Slam and the movie Finding Forrester, the boys had someone who made them struggle or had a problem with someone throughout the stories. Mr. Nipper, Slam’s basketball coach, from the start didn’t like Slam all that much. He wouldn’t start Slam because he didn’t like his attitude or the way he played with a big head. Slam hated the fact that even though he was the best player on the team, coach still wouldn’t start him. Slam immediately didn’t like coach Nipper because of the way he responded to Slam’s actions.
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.
There will always be a scoreboard on and off the court, but would you act the same if that scoreboard weren’t there? John Wooden, basketball player of the year, coach of the year, and creator of the Pyramid of success did. Wooden had amazing off court achievements, he dominated the court, and he shared the 12 lessons of leadership. If he kept glancing at the scoreboard the real question would be, who is John Wooden? He defiantly wouldn’t be the man he is today.
“F*** it ill tell her she not coming when we get there” (Lupica 41). I mean like every practice they have or every game they have he is swearing in every single one and I don’t get why because the player are good athletes and, they play good basketball he just wants things done his way not any other way but