In Charlotte Tennessee, November 24, 1938, Bailey (father) and Mazell (mother) Robertson were about to become new parents, to a boy, named Oscar. For “The Big O”, all he knew when it came to basketball is utter domination. He had started playing when he was six, dominated then, played in middle school, dominated then. Then everything changed when he got to high school and moved. Oscar had moved to Indianapolis his freshman year of high school.
No matter his size, he was always be the one putting in the most effort and work. All in all, in the book Travel Team, by Mike Lupica, Danny is an unstoppable kid who is in love with the game of basketball and nothing can stop him. No one can crush his dreams nor his confidence. Danny proved that just because of your size, doesn’t mean you can’t be the best. His dedication proves that he is willing to sacrifice anything, which many people should learn from.
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.
Do you like to read sports book then this is your book to read, filled with action and tons of problems and sports events. I am reading the book Full Court Press by Mike Lupica this book is about a group of boys that live in downtown Chicago. The boys that are on the basketball team are always trying to do their best during the games. Unfortunately the coach is kind of a grumpy old coach that doesn’t like how the team works together and wants things done his way, also he loves to swear at the kids there isn’t a point in the book where he’s not happy with what they have done. In this journal I will be predicting, connecting, and questioning to what’s going on in the story.
Mike Lupica uses Jayson to show readers that changing is hard but eventually is rewarding. A day after basketball practice Jayson gets on a bus and rides to Percy and goes to footlocker and tries to steal a pair of shoes. Jayson showed courage and anguish after he stole the pair of shoes. It is courageous to steal a pair of shoes but is it worth it to give up the life you had before for a pair of shoes? Jayson showed that basketball is truly important to him, but maybe if it was not as important he wouldn't have gotten caught and he could be playing with his old team
Of course, only Flick is able to imagine them as such, which tells how much Flick is rivetted in the past. Thus, the variety of uses of figurative language show the reader what is going on in Flick’s mind, and the reader sees that Flick is eluding into fantasies about former victories. Updike depicts Former athlete to the current gas station attendant, allowing the reader to sympathize with Flick’s partiality for reminiscing. Updike employs a number of words regularly linked with sports to imply the former athlete’s skill. Words such as “runs,” “bends,” “stops” and “cut off” (Updike) are strong action words often used to express actions in basketball.
This story is about a young man named Billy Raynor who wanted to win the basketball championships for the season. Billy also had other problems at home with his parents and his younger brother so that made it harder for him to win the basketball champions. Billy thought that he would never make it to the championship with his father the coach. Billy was already the best player on his team and was the best shooter in the league since Billy was the best shooter he would always like to shoot rather than passing. The day that it was the championships his brother had piano so Billy and his father had to go with him.
The movie Hoop Dreams centered on a pair of intercity youths, William Gates and Arthur Agee. Both of them lived in the projects surrounding Chicago. Their families were economically and educationally disadvantaged. William and Arthur had almost everything imaginable trying to prevent their success. However, they shared a dream of playing in NBA.
In the beginning of the novel, the narrator realizes that he is inferior when he is invited to the battle royal. At this event the narrator along with some other boys were humiliated for the entertainment of the wealthy white men of the town. This event showed the narrator how society was stunted in growth because of their inability to assimilate into
The main character in the book, “ Knights of the Hill Country”, is Hampton Greene, the star linebacker of the Kennisaw Knights football team. Hampton has two motivating factors throughout the story. One, to give Kennisaw their fifth straight undefeated season and two, to stay out of trouble so he can get a scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. The first motivating factor Hampton has throughout the story is to give the small town of Kennisaw their 5th straight undefeated season. Hampton realizes that he is extremely crucial to the town, and wants to make history and go down as a Kennisaw great.
In the short story "Rite of Passage" by Doug Beardsley, the narrator is an inexperienced but determined hockey player. At the beginning of the story the narrator is unable to succeed as well as the other players "…I'd missed yet another check…" More importantly he is incapable of playing hockey at the same level as his brother. The narrator does not have great agility in his skating technique, yet he is still determined to do all he can to succeed “I don’t know what I did but it worked.” He was able to get around his brother and score a goal on his own. After scoring a goal, the narrator no longer feels below his brother "I received a new, quiet respect from my brother."
He sees African American youths finding the points of confinement put on them by a supremacist society at the exact instant when they are finding their capacities. The narrator talks about his association with his more youthful sibling, Sonny. That relationship has traveled