Players had to adjust to the addition of the 3-point line, it changed everything. Players had to guard other players at the 3-point line unlike they had done for their entire careers. 3-pointers made the entire game seem much more interesting and exciting to the audience. The 3-point line has only been around for about 30 years but it’s hard to imagine the game of basketball without it (Ryan
Life is full of influences, everyday we are inspired or tempted to make a choice in our life. One thing that may influence your life is hardships, which could lead to major changes in our life. An NBA player by the name of Dwight Howard went through major hardships when he played for the Orlando Magic. Dwight was a superstar player at the time, but feuds between his coach and teammates caused his team to convert to one of the worst teams in the NBA.
So in order for his teams to compete against superstars, he designed an unusual playing style that required patience, precision and deadeye shooting.” UCLA, averaging 77 points per game according to Sports-Reference.com, lost 43 to 41 in what ESPN ranked as the 3rd greatest upset in NCAA
If I didn’t have my teammates with me to encourage me on the court, I do not think I would have kept my goals of wanting to play D1 basketball. There were times that I was challenged so much during practice by his strong words that I just wanted to scream at him. In my 4 years, there was not one time that I did though because of my teammates. They knew how to calm me down and keep a positive attitude when things were hard during practices. One specific player that kept me sane was Napheesa Collier.
I love basketball because I am terrible at it. Despite my 6’ 0” stature, it seems that my brother stole any natural ability I might have had. Every morsel of skill I have has been worked and paid for with each drop of sweat spilt during the fourth rebound drill, each painful bruise I collect after being caught with a flying elbow, and each ragged breath I take trying to outsprint my teammate. Basketball, for me, is a challenge.
Quickly, I realized that both of my opponents could hit the ball farther than me and I began to forget my father's guidance of playing conservatively, in an attempt to keep up with them. I began hitting my more inconsistent clubs, hoping for longer yardage. This method of “Go Big or Go Home” didn’t work out very well because after the first day I was losing by three strokes to Cooper and losing by four strokes to the freshman. After telling my dad how the first day had gone, he told me that I needed to play my own golf game and not worry about them. This would mean sacrificing yardage for a better score, something I was willing to do.
Gordon has shown strengths in rebounding and scoring but lacks in playmaking and defense. Gordon burst onto the scene in the 2016 dunk contest when he took second in a jam packed Dunk Contest behind Zach Lavine. While Gordon is the current best player on the Magic he has not fully filled the void that was left by Shaquille O’neal and Dwight Howard left when they signed those lucrative deals with the Los Angeles
That was the night I realized basketball was my passion. But, many season have come and gone and my years of playing draw fewer and fewer. Looking back, I think of all the things I could’ve done differently to just earn a few more years to play. If I just practiced harder that day or played better that tryout or that game. But, I can’t change it no matter how much I wish to.
The team continued to make errors upon errors and the game was suddenly tied. We hanged for over time. The refs told us to play the golden rule, and that is simply saying that whoever makes the first goal wins. Two minutes into the game and Cullman scores the winning goal. Game Over.
This moment in my life, like many other moments in competing in sports, gave my life meaning because I tried something which was challenging for me and competed to the best of my ability. My life means something when I challenge myself because it allows me to pursue and obtain my goals, even if when I die, it might not mean anything at all to others. The last statement about challenging myself is in the article, “You’ve got to find what you love’, by Steve Jobs. He states, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.
These bad referees may call some fouls incorrectly, but most of the blame can go to poor rules in the rulebook. The NCAA looked to fix this over the past off-season. With adding the new rules and refinements, NCAA was able to keep the basketball games integrity
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
The spacing stretches the defense both sides and it creates a lot of problems for help defense and trapping players. The Golden State Warriors ran more of a motion offense, they move around and screen for each other and help others create shots. Having the best PG and SG on your team doesn 't hurt either making shots from 40 feet and
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:
Getting acquired from three different NBA teams and eventually leading towards getting cut from two and on the verge of the third, Lin came off the bench to produce a record-breaking streak of wins that opened up an opportunity for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, Lin’s ethnicity had more of an impact on viewers than his actual performance on the courts. Due to the fact that African Americans dominate basketball, while Asian Americans represent less than one percent of the NBA and even Division 1 Men’s Basketball. Linsanity represents the journey of Jeremy Lin not just his record-breaking performance, but how he demonstrated a counter hegemony ideology by pursuing a nontraditional Asian career. Therefore, the unbelievable phenomenon of Linsanity presents a unique opportunity to observe the construction of Asian American identity by: revealing the racial hegemony involved within the sport of basketball, which lead towards the transition to a more colorblind society, and how Linsanity is gradually breaking the curse of the Asian American