Scottie was being scouted by NBA teams, which was rare at the NAIA level because it wasn 't as competitive as the Division I level. Michael was drafted 3rd in 1984 Draft Class and Scottie was drafted 5th in the 1987 Draft Class. These are two picks that one will ever forget. Once Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan stepped on the court together, their mark on history began. They won six NBA championship together, each one more meaningful than the last.
Stephen was born in Akron, Ohio, but he grew up in Charolette. Stephen Curry is the son of a very good NBA player Dell Curry, and an older brother to a former NBA player Seth Curry. He was named MVP (Most Valuable Player) after leading the Warriors to a franchise record and NBA best 67 wins on the season. Stephen Curry is considered the best three point shooter in the NBA, because he made 272 three pointers in
Frank Kaminsky After four tremendous years and a storied tale at Wisconsin, Frank Kaminsky was poised to take the next step in his career by declaring for the NBA Draft. The once unheralded recruit was high on the wish list of a number of teams, including the Boston Celtics who in an attempt to land him, offered not four, not five, but six draft picks to his eventual team in Charlotte Hornets who took him at No. 9 slot. Indeed, his path the college stardom was unlikely at one point, as the three-star recruit out of Lisle, Illinois averaged just a shade over 10 minutes per game in his fist two years in Madison. It wasn’t until his breakout junior year in 2013-2014 that his role solidified and his importance understood.
The season I had my freshman year ended up pretty well - nine goals, six assists, and a spot on the all-league team. I proved myself as a starter on the squad, and our season almost ended in elation. The section final would have been a big win for the program, as we had been to the championship three times prior and never won it since our state championship win in 2010. 2 I
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Blugolds.com)- The No. 21 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men’s basketball team is off to their best start since the 1999-00 season where the team started off 10-0. Eau Claire gained their fifth win of the season Friday night after defeating Rhodes College (Tenn.) 120-94 at the 33rd annual Lopata Classic hosted by Washington University (Mo.). Eau Claire had a tough test coming into the opening game of the tournament, taking on the Lynx who averaged the third most points in the country.
Kevin Durant’s early life was rough but it made his career and life stronger mentally and stronger. September 29, 1988 in Suitland, Maryland was the day a legend entered the world. Growing up his favorite basketball player was Kobe Bryant. He was one of 4 children; Brianna, Anthony, and Rayvonne. Parents were Wanda and Wayne they thought Kevin had a special talent in basketball.
Ray Allen Ray Allen (Walter Ray Allen jr) was one of the most accurate 3-point shooter in the entire NBA (National Basketball Association).Ray Allen burned up more nets than any other player in the NBA.His fantastic career lead to one of the most fascinating years of the NBA. Does this bucket splasher ever stop splashing? played for/retired Ray allen went to college (yes he had hair) with the Connecticut Huskies,then got drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks. Then, 7 years later he went to the Seattle Supersonics. Next in 4 years he went to the Boston Celtics and became the best 3-point shooter in the NBA.
The Life of Kareem Abdul Jabbar Kareem Abdul Jabbar once said, “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” Kareem is either the best player or one of the best players in NBA history. On April 16, 1947, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. was welcomed into this world. When he was 9 years old, Ferdinand was 5’8. By the time he was in 8th grade, he had grown a foot taller and could already dunk a basketball (A&E Television). Alcindor was an all-star before the NBA.
“The Answer” won the MVP award in the 2001 NBA season ("Allen Iverson Tribute" 1). On January 23, 2004 Allen became the tenth fastest player to reach 14,000 points in a career ("Allen Iverson Tribute" 1). In 2008, ESPN claimed that Iverson was the fifth greatest shooting guard of all time ("10 Facts About..." 1). Throughout his career Allen Played on four different NBA teams, the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Detroit Pistons ("10 Facts About..." 1). Iverson signed a shoe contract with the brand reebok as well (Thorney 80).
 He started all ten playoff games and averaged 28.5 points per game despite being hampered by a number of nagging injuries. Iverson led the Sixers to an upset over the number three seeded Orlando Magic in four games, before losing to the Indiana Pacers in the second round in six games. Prior to the next season, Iverson signed a six-year, $70 million contract extension. That year, the Sixers would continue to improve under Iverson 's leadership, as they finished 49-33, once again qualifying for the playoffs (this time earning the fifth seed, one spot higher than the previous year 's sixth seed).In the playoffs, Iverson averaged 26.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Philadelphia would advance past the Charlotte Hornets in the opening round, but was eliminated by Indiana in the second round in six games for the second
Remember the last time LeBron James matched up against a player that was supposed to be in his stratosphere in the NBA Finals? By the time the Oklahoma City Thunder matched up against the Miami Heat in 2012, Kevin Durant was universally considered the second best player in the world. Durant was great in that series, but LeBron showed us just how big the gap between the best and the second best really was. He 's doing it again. Stephen Curry was the league’s most valuable player this season and clearly the best player on the best team.
Michael Jordan Basketball star Michael Jordan has changed the game of basketball forever. Every young athlete only dreams to be half as good as the king of basketball once was. Nobody is yet comparable to the stud, with his success and skill, nobody will anytime soon. Jordan played college basketball at the University of North Carolina. After just three years of college, he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs.
When he entered his freshman year Michael attended Emsley A. Laney High School, where he evolved in a B+ student and a three-sport star in football, baseball, and basketball. He was cut from his varsity basketball team during his sophomore year because at five feet eleven inches, he was deemed to be underdeveloped, but over the summer he grew four inches and practiced even harder. By his senior year Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in geography. As, a freshman Jordan was an exciting but not dominant, player, but nonetheless, he made the game winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Basketball Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future pro rival Patrick Ewing. In 1984, after winning the Naismith College player of the year award, he left school early to enter the NBA draft, and was selected by the Chicago Bulls.
I believe that the best possible speaker for our school would be Michael Air Jordan because he an inspiration to everyone who knows him. He is also a world famous athlete for being in the NBA and a successful businessman. Michael Jordan Came from a bad neighborhood of Wilmington, North Carolina where there was gangs and drugs. When Michael was in high school when he was a freshman he did not make the team because he was too short to play basketball, he did not let that stop him from playing for the team. By his sophomore year he grows remarkably then played as one of the star players on the team.
One of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball would have to be John Stockton. An amazing passer and also great at pick pocketing the ball from opposing teams makes him without a doubt one of the best. He was born on 3/26/1962 in Spokane, Washington, where he attended grade school at St. Aloysius and started going to Gonzaga Prep for high school. His high school career was a very flourished one. He broke the city record for scoring and graduated in 1980.