This is a passage about one of the first basketball players to ever set foot on a basketball court. He was a great hero during the Civil Rights Movement. His name was a great inspiration to African Americans all over the U.S. during the movement. He was born on March 31, 1923 in a town that most of you are probably familiar with, Oakland, California.
Wilt Chamberlain was an all-star basketball player who was born in the year of 1936. He was a resident of Philadelphia born into a family with nine children. Wilt Chamberlain started his basketball career at Shoemaker Junior High school. He also played at his local playground against older players who gave him tips about the game of basketball. In Chamberlain’s high school career, he scored more than 2,200 points over three seasons.
Derrick Rose With a talented act Derrick Rose by the 8th grade knew he was a good basketball player. Derrick Rose dream was to go to the NBA. Throughout his whole life his family is the reason why he is here where he is now. When Rose was in his senior year he was ranked the nation 's best high school point guard averaged 25.2 points per game a leaded simeon high school to their second consecutive state title.
Kobe was always referred to as “Joe Bryant’s kid” all throughout middle school. No one knew Kobe for Kobe, only as his father’s shadow. Kobe made the varsity team his freshman year. Many people said he had some skill. They all said he had handles and he could shoot.
He idolized Michael Jordan and patterned his games around him. His natural speed and strength allowed him to work his way around the gridiron. Although he was quick in taking the ball to the hole, his best attribute was that he was a team player and took special delight in passing the basketball to his teammates. In a short passage of time, he had developed into a superb athlete.
He played like a gazelle with a heart of a lion, with his trademarked fashionable basketball shoes, and his tongue out, he changed the game. Jordan was so good that one night he played with the flu and still scored thirty plus points. He achieved ten scoring titles in his playing career and also won five MVP awards. Known as “his airness”, he was the king of the NBA.
Bird had attended indiana and then dropped out,because he felt trepidation about how big the school was.the following year had enrolled in Indiana State. While Bird was at Indiana State he led the sycamores to an NCAA championship game against hi s long time rival Magic Johnson. Sadly Larry bird lost that game to Magic,but prior that year Bird left to enter the NBA draft. Bird left college with the USBWA College player of the year award ,also the Naismith award and the wooden award,and was also played the 5th all time college scoring in the NCAA.
They both never quit, never gave up, or stopped(P//2). They were the most ferocious players wanting to be the best at what they did, and they both truly achieved it(Fanboy). They played by the motto “what you see is what you get”(P//5). These two thoroughly enjoyed winning and competing(P//1). They both combined for an outstanding 11 championships which is very tough to do.
In June of 1996, one month after he graduated magna cum laude, the Golden State Warriors selected him as the 11th pick in the second round there were forty overall. He was also named the SWAC player of the Year and was the first player from MSVU to earn that award.
He stood at the height of 5’6 in the 10th grade which made it hard for him to follow his dream. The summer of his sophomore year he decided to change his shot for the better. He averaged 20 points a game but it wasn’t enough for colleges to notice him. He ended up going to Davidson college where he later lead them to the be the NCAA final 8 but lost in the semi-finals, and during his time in college
According to Backboard Shattering, “Breaking the Backboard is part of the Sport, along with alley-oops and 3 pointers. Shaq has four rings from four NBA championships. He has three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat. Shaq almost a full and of rings from just NBA championships! His first ring he won was in 1999 with the Los Angeles Lakers, his second one he won was with the same team and in 2000.
When you were a kid did you ever sit on your rear end and daydreamed about being in the NBA, and earning millions of dollars each year? Well when Derek Fisher was a kid, he too dreamed about being in the NBA, but through hard work and strenuous hours of practise Derek made his dream a reality. Derek was born August 9, 1974, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Derek Fisher 's mother was Annette Fisher, and his father, was John Fisher. Derek has two siblings, one brother Duane Washington, and one sister DeAndra Fisher.