He made me realise the true significance of resilience. He told me that if I easily gave up on something that I was so passionate about, I would never succeed in any endeavour I would undertake in the future. After that, I took it as a challenge to prove it to my father, my teammates and myself that I was stronger than that. For the next 6 months, I worked very hard to make an impact on the court with my basketball skills. Soon enough, I was one of the main players in the school basketball team.
Every time it is a close game, or we are playing against a bigger team, Coach has a simple message to us: just go get the ball. If we want to win, we need to just go get the rebound, or go dive on the floor for a loose ball. It does not matter how; all that matters is that we need to just go get the ball. It is when the ball is in the air that the game plan goes out the window, and whoever wants the rebound more is going to succeed. This is why I love basketball, because when the game becomes close and it comes down to effort, I know that no one is going to outwork me for the ball.
Basketball brings many people entertainment. Children especially look up these players and want to be just like them when they grow up. Basketball is show on TV, games are played in schools, the sports itself is just broadcasted well in the United States which helps encourage the importance of it in the United States. · How does basketball influences lives of teens/ students in high school in the Netherlands and the US? o In the Netherlands basketball will only influence the lives of those who play it.
When I first started playing basketball, I was not anything special and was just an average player. During sixth through eighth grade, my mother and father signed me up for recreational basketball. Throughout the season I felt fine playing with people I knew and developed as a player, which gave me a sense of comfortability during sixth through seventh grade. In eighth grade the team that I had played for, and the guys I befriended had either stopped playing basketball or found an interest in new sports. When eighth grade began, my decision became clear that I could tryout for the school team or play another year of recreational basketball.
Something that I take much pride in is playing basketball. I personally think that I play at a high level and that I can compete very well against many people my age or a little older than me. Basketball has been my favorite hobby since I was in preschool. In the future, I will to work hard in school and go to a good college. After college I would like to have a job that includes sports.
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs. “If we can keep Bear from posting up and scoring, we should be win the game,” my friend Bryce analyzed. I responded, “We will need to shoot the three ball to have a chance, Bettendorf is a really good team”.
“Are you really serious about basketball?” said my Dad “Yes Dad, I’m sure” I said “Then let’s call the coach” said Dad Then we called the coach and started going to practice. I made some friends and I had people on my team that I 've played against so it was kind of awkward at first but then we all became friends and a great team. The team consisted of me, Ali, Cole, Javion, Marquise,
He went to AAU basketball for a while then went on to the NBA. The games were about the same everywhere. He didn’t get passed the ball much but when he did he made something special happen. He made history everywhere during this Civil Rights Movement. Stepping on the court in college and in the pros’ made history.
Being a kid at High Point is pretty basic, white americans who all speak english and drive BMW’s and Range Rovers. For junior point guard Jorge Perez- Laham, it was different story, he had a rougher transition than most kids going into college. Born in San Juan and raised in Canovanas, Puerto Rico; Perez- Laham Picked up the sport of basketball at a young age by learning from his family. “I was probably 5 when I started playing, my mom was the person who got me into basketball because she used to play in college and professionally, also being able to watch my older brother play while growing up taught me a lot.” Perez-Laham lived in Puerto Rico until 17 then moved to Miami for his senior year of high school for basketball. It was his first year away from home and living in the states, he had to overcome several things living in a strange place for his first time.
I love basketball, so working for the basketball team will be a great fit for me and a life time goal. Overall school comes first than basketball, I want to be a well-rounded Physical Therapist Assistant, focus other things than physical therapist. I talked to other physical therapists and they told me I should expand my knowledge
After Junior made the team and people discovered he is playing varsity he started to friends on the basketball and received respect from the other kids in the school. Junior’s decision to try out for the basketball team was influenced by the fact that he was facing a time of adversity and needed a way to escape it. If Junior was not having trouble with kids before trying out he might not have even tried out. As the
This first really hit me hard during my 8th grade year. Our class was assigned to complete a job shadow to help figure out what we wanted to become in the future. When thinking to myself about this I knew exactly what I wanted to do for a living. The teacher for this class, Mr. Doug Sickles, asked each student to say what they wanted to be to him and the class. As it was my turn to speak, I said the only thing I wanted to do was play professional basketball.
In contrast to not making the basketball team for his high school, Jordan worked hard everyday to get better and use the athleticism god had given him. Through blood, sweat, and tears, Michael succeeded in basketball but was a very gifted athlete in many sports. One reporter once reported, “In 1994, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox and was assigned to the Birmingham Barons, but his baseball career was dismal” (Johnson). Jordan was a multi sport athlete that succeeded in basketball but wasn’t pleased with that. To follow his dream Michael didn’t give up his dream to play two sports professionally.