So, when sophomore year came around I was prepared for a season of a lot of minutes and a lot of basketball. But, that 's not how it went. I got some minutes but I was held to a higher standard than all the other players so I would often get benched for the smallest of mistakes. I was frustrated and the joy started to come out of basketball. Then as my junior year came around my next sticking moment came.
Should pros be allowed to draft college athletes before they graduate. I believe that the pros shouldn’t be allowed. My reasoning is that players need time to develop & think about what’s best for them. Another reason is that players should graduate first so that if the sport they play doesn’t work out then they have a college degree for a back up career in something else. There are plenty of good reasons but something that players should think more about is the longer you stay in college the more developed & ready for the pro sport you dream of going into.
My Story Hearing my future coach blowing his whistle and yelling for us to bring it in for our first varsity practice, I could feel my heart begin to race. Going to a school and joining the varsity team as a freshman with 7 D1 athletes on it and one of the best coaches in the country, one could say I was a tad bit nervous. Looking around in the huddle of teammates and coaches, I knew I had picked the right high school because the group of people surrounding me was going to make me a better basketball player. Having both perspectives of my coach giving me critical feedback of my play and my teammates encouraging me to never give up and keep working hard, I learned that it would be challenging, but if I kept my heart to it, I could reach some
Basketball Weight Training Basketball weight training is the key to a vertical leap like Kobe Bryant, and dominating the boards like Dwight Howard. A combination of weight lifting and speed training will do wonders for your success on the court. I understand that basketball is a game of skill and finesse, but you can’t deny that power and speed are just as important. If you take a player with great basketball skill, and make them stronger, faster, and give them a great vertical leap, then you will have a great basketball player that will stand out above the rest. That is the goal for you.
Colleges are scouting or looking at kids from the age of ten years old. For March Madness (college basketball tournament) a student athlete would miss up to six days of class that they would have to make up later on, due to traveling and having to be with the team. Football player dedicate 43.3 hours of their own life to college sports. Whether it’s going to the weight room, film sessions, or just putting some type of work for the team. It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport.
Michael Jordan a former professional basketball player also considered one of the best to ever play the game has changed the league in many ways. Jordan born in Brooklyn, New York 1963, achieved many great goals during his college ,and high school career. Jordan changed the face of the NBA forever becoming a iconic “poster child” for the NBA because of his significant play style. The great contributions he made to the sport helped catapulted the game into a new level of popularity globalizing the sport even more. Jordan also influenced some of todays great players in the NBA now.
This commitment to whatever I put my mind to is what makes me who am. I know that however good I am at something, whether it be a subject, sport, my job or club, that I can always do better. I love to be pushed, to go beyond what I ever thought I could achieve, to become better than I ever thought possible. I truly love playing basketball, I love the rush of accomplishing a goal I set for myself, for finally making 8 for 10 free throws after failing for so long. Basketball is not just a sport, but a metaphor for how I want to live my life.
The dynamics of a game of basketball very well correspond with the adversities I faced, hurdles I overcame and achievements I made in life. On my first experience as a professional player, with the entire stadium packed with players, coaches and basketball lovers I became extremely nervous and missed a couple of shots. The shots I missed cost my team dear and made me so apprehensive that I could not even attempt another basket. However nebulous it might seem but it was this and many such experiences that played a vital role in making me the individual that I am. Playing basketball for more than a decade, I have come to realise that sports offer a great metaphor for life.
“Magic and Bird excited the crowds with their new styles and spectacular plays, as they influenced the rest of the league to change into a league based on their styles of play.” (Levin) Then in 90’s Michael Jordan has showed the best basketball in the NBA’s history. As entering the new millennium, the league’s change in style showed up and downs but Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Vince Carter brought a new definition to the game. These key players contain their own individual styles, but different generations in NBA had its own shooting,
He became known as Mr. Basketball in Illinois. Later he accepted a full ride to the University of Illinois, which was the same school Benjy had planned to go to. He at first struggled in the classroom and thus could not play his freshman year of college. Later he changed and started to excel in his school work as well as on the court. He became one of the best players in college basketball.
When I was in elementary school I want to get in to our basketball team because during that time I really like to play basketball. I was playing with friend during break time and sometimes after school. Compare to others I am really new to basketball and many other students were played more than me. My skill wasn’t that good and I barely know all the rules of basketball, but I like so much I want to get in the team. The trial is for everyone and all the people who like to play basketball could join.
I learned to hold the vision and trust the process by facing many failures on the way of pursuing my goals as a basketball player. Intro: All began when I set myself the goal to defeat fear. I wanted to strengthen my courage at the moment of dealing with a challenge. Therefore, I joined my high school’s basketball team which led to the braking and molding of my character. I saw the size of the mountain before climbing.
This is because the athletes that come to the university are now a walking advertisement. If a school sends many multiple people pro in sports every year then they will be more likely to land the big name recruits and therefore the school will make money off of that player helping his team to a championship. These are all reasons why college athletes should be paid. To conclude, college athletes deserve more. Yes they are given scholarships, yes they are given an opportunity to change their situation and their future.
A lot of people will tell you that Michael Jordan was the best player to ever play in the NBA, and that Kobe Bryant doesn 't quite measure up to him. Kobe and Jordan are likely the most commonly compared basketball players, because their styles of playing the game are very similar. However, Kobe is underrated compared to Michael Jordan because he didn’t always have a good team around him, which resulted in less championships and less attention towards earning the MVP award, and the amount of injuries that Kobe was able to play through. With that being said, Kobe Bryant definitely deserves more credit and should be recognized as the better player when being compared to Michael Jordan. Comparing two basketball players by their skill levels by