Later, I joined my middle school basketball team. I recall almost fainting a couple of times during basketball practice, but I kept believing that I can improve my health through intense physical activity. At the time, I had a mentality where I refuse to lose to my own body’s weakness. I believed that I could fight against my asthma and win. Yet, I still didn’t see any improvement in my health after a year had passed.
I must admit that I was extremely frustrated when my doctor told me the conditions of my back. But after years of self-evaluation and reconsideration, I started to realize that the undesirable result does not necessarily make my commitments worthless or futile. Even though I lost a couple of opportunities to show how hard I had been working, playing basketball did change my life enormously. Basketball served as a driving force and motivation throughout my adolescence. I worked hard in basketball in order to persevere, especially after I started practicing with the district basketball team.
They said he was too skinny and he was too fragile. So Kobe set out to prove everyone wrong. His freshman year his team went 4-20, but even then you could see Kobe’s love for the game and all of his potential. His Junior year Kobe led his team to the district championship game against their rival. Sadly they could not come out with a win.
I was putting in the work at practice, getting lots of reps in at point guard, and really getting to know the sets better. Then Gavin got hurt and a part of me wad down because he was getting on a roll and helping the team win but the competitive side of me was thinking that now is my chance to make my mark and to get some varsity minutes. We played Maquoketa and I didn’t get in the game. Little down about that and the fact that we lost to Maquoketa who we beat last time by more than 25 points, but it was there freshman who punched us in the stomach when he mad a last second shot to beat us by one. Gavin was back the next day at practice and my spirit was dead.
These changes come in different parts of Junior's life but show a key idea. Basketball wasn't a big thing for Junior at a young age. Growing up in the reservation Junior wasn't the best player. Although, He did play for fun with his friend Rowdy who was a much better basketball player in the reservation. Junior states, "I mean I'd always been the lowest Indian on the reservation totem pole -- I wasn't expected to be good so I wasn't."
Hutch played shortstop but Darryl 's best friend was the shortstop until Hutch came and he was upset he had to play centerfield and came the better player. Yes Darryl was the best on the team but also the leader and helped Danny out and the team out. The theme of this book is to never give up and even though this book is very short it explains life very well and everyone is modern day society would be proud of this boy. I never liked Mike Lupica as an author because
Steven was mostly raised by his mother because his father was mostly in prison. Steven loves to work out and play basketball. He’s a very big fan of the Knicks and, Carmelo Anthony. Steven played at the JV Basketball team for Truman but because his grades were not good they took him off the team. The position he played was point guard and, shooting guard.
A person that never goes to school is like a dropout, because dropouts don’t go to school you would think that it would be hard later on in life to get a job raise a family and do good in life. Shoeless Joe Jackson was famous because he played professional baseball player. Shoeless Joe Jackson was a great baseball and a great person based on what I read he was always helpful even when he didn’t have to he wanted to. Joe Jackson was a very helpful child . Joe had a different life from everyone else because he “ never learned to read or write because he had to work instead of going to school” (Joe’s Story).
Thomas is running from Teresa, even though he struggles to do it, because he believes in order to be able to see her in the future he has to listen to her now. In middle school when I played basketball I had to practice with all of my effort in order to become a better player for my team. Because I was able to get through the hard part of learning how to play and what techniques to use, I was able to get to the point where playing came to me naturally. While Thomas is thinking over his current situation, he recognizes that his life is not offering many things to be blissful about.
The Speech felt like all the knowledge of basketball was flowing through my mind at that very moment. I remember his exact words, “This team hasn't worked as hard as us, they haven't come as far as us, and they certainly don't deserve this trophy more than us.” That speech flow like the ocean's wave on a warm morning in Hawaii. Coach Luke had always been that coach that expects the best from you and well that actually paid off for him sometimes. But this was the championship there was no guarantee of an easy win, it probably was going to be one of our hardest games all season. The first quarter was a very slow game and we were losing fight off the bat.
In the documentary during the Championship, Akron Shooting Stars vs. the California All Stars in eighth grade Little Dru was about 4’6 and short. People would pick on him because he was shorter than others. However, he learned that you don 't have to be the same as other people do the same as them. When people would pick on him and call him names, it wouldn’t bother him because he knew that they were just trying to make him feel bad and then it would make him depressed or upset at the game, yet Little Dru did not let it bother him. LeBron James and the players learned a lot of lessons during their basketball career.