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    Essay On Racial Identity

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    Although I would be considered a minority at that school, I never felt inferior because of my racial identity. Although, one African American student tried to challenge me about the rules of basketball. We argued whether the offensive player could dribble the ball again after the defender touches the ball. His logical fallacy was that he knew the rules at basketball better than I did due to his racial identity. He is, however, incorrect about the rules of basketball.

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    Playing basketball helps burn your calories and build your endurance. Since basketball is such a fast paced game, playing one hour of basketball can burn 630 to 750 calories, and will help build endurance as there is a lot of running from one basket to the other. Playing basketball also helps to build muscle and improve balance and coordination. Playing basketball requires you to use all of your muscle such as your legs to jump for a dunk or dunk, and your hands and arms to dribble or shoot. Due to the constant the constant dribbling, jumping and shooting it helps train and build your muscles.

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    Edward Hirsch’s poem “Fast Break” has a lot of good use of sensory details, figurative language, and sound devices. This poem is about the fast break in basketball when players quickly bring the ball the other way at an unprepared defense. The subject of basketball is untraditional. “Fast Break” is the best poem ever. Hirsch utilizes good sensory details in “Fast Break”.

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    Basketball games would be boring because everyone would have the same basketball IQ, unlike in today's basketball games where everyone has different IQs or styles of playing the game. This pertains to the story because of characters like George who have to wear a handicap to bring them back to a normal level of intelligence, so if todays basketball players had to wear those handicaps while playing you could see players missing shots and making simple mistakes that todays basketball player don’t usually make. Also in 2081 people with more athleticism have to wear some sort of heavy weights, and the characters like the dancers in the story have to wear weights around the waist to prevent them of being to good. If basketball players had to wear weights around their waist while playing the game would be boring, because of the fact that it would be hard for a player to make a spectacular move or a clutch move in the game.

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    Dr. Naismith’s game had 13 rules ,and now the NBA has 10 rules with different sections and articles about the rules. The first competitive game of game of basketball was played between to competing YMCA’s. The was attended by several women and ended in a tie. Thus the popularity of the game increased ,and later brought along the creation of the NBA.

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    Making jokes at him, but in more of a friendly way. He is also very good at basketball. His dad tells a story about how they played some men in basketball and they were tied and Victory scored the last basket and won them the game. Together they make an amazing match. Victory changes from this warrior type to more of a kind of sensitive, kind of not after he gets back to town and fixes the issues he had with his dad, cleansing himself with the throwing of his fathers ashes into Spokane

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    In basketball dribbling is when the ball is in a player’s hand and he or she bounces it off of the floor back up to their hand. In basketball once you stop dribbling you cannot begin again without first passing, shooting, or has an opposing player knock the ball out of your hands. Soccer in comparison, dribbling is when the ball is at your feet and you are moving while keeping it close to you (usually within three feet). When you stop dribbling in soccer the player is allowed to continue at any time no matter the circumstance! This guarantees non-stop, as well as intense action.

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    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.

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    Othello Movie Analysis

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    The war in the play has been changed to basketball competition. Iago jealousy of Othello being promoted to be higher rank than him him is not changed to Odin getting the M.V.P award. In the play Othello there was time of war which is compared to the O movie basketball season. In the play Desdemona is caught alone with Cassio, Iago tells Othello and gets very mad thinking that Desdemona is cheating on him.

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    Four summers ago, my father bought me a freestanding basketball hoop. The pole was black and the backboard was plexiglass blue and white. After a few hours it was fully built and ready to be played on. So I went into the garage and grabbed a basketball, the basketball was red and had stripes of blue going through it. The first shot to ever be taken on the court was a Bankshot mid-range.

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    Just think a college basketball player working hard and the top of their team it all good on the court but outside of basketball they are struggling to get money. A starting freshmen in college was tacked so hard in football the he was paralyzed. A college basketball player has most his/her time practicing for basketball. Most college basketball players have to skip classes for basketball. College basketball player should be paid for these reasons they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball.

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    Essay On Jumper's Knee

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    Jumper's Knee As the basketball player leaps into the air and slams the ball through the hoop he falls and land on the ground, he tries to get up but it is hopeless he has been diagnosed with jumper's knee. Jumper's knee is important to avoid and learn about. Especially if you are athletic and or using your legs to lift or running and jumping. Jumper's knee is a serious condition and should not be taken serious.

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    The task of playing basketball was getting to be hard for me. At practice I would give all I could and would still fall short. In seventh grade I ended up falling short and ended up being on the B team, not the team that was classified as good. Even though the task was difficult and I ended up quitting, I was able find some fun in playing. I believe that it is valuable to attempt a difficult task because it shapes who you are, however along the way you need to be willing to adjust your goals and look out for what is best for your future.

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    I love basketball because I am terrible at it. Despite my 6’ 0” stature, it seems that my brother stole any natural ability I might have had. Every morsel of skill I have has been worked and paid for with each drop of sweat spilt during the fourth rebound drill, each painful bruise I collect after being caught with a flying elbow, and each ragged breath I take trying to outsprint my teammate. Basketball, for me, is a challenge.

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    Space Jam Film Analysis

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    She’s a skilled, fearless, basketball player. She got the rest of her team falling

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    In the poem Fast Break by Edward Hirsch, he writes of an exciting basketball game. He has a way to make basketball sound fun and interesting to someone who doesn’t typically enjoy the sport. Hirsch creates imagery by using vivid language and similes. Hirsch paints the perfect picture of an action-packed basketball game with his vivid words.

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    I predict that the people who are going to shoot with two eyes open, will be easier than one

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    There are many that have a physical disability, but that does not have to stop one from leading a fulfilling life. There are many adaptive sports that are enjoyed, and sports can be adjusted to a physical limitation. “According to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA 1990), a person with a disability is anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity” (Dattilo, 2012, p. 167). “Disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits (past, present, or future; real or perceived) one or more major life activities, having a record of such an impairment”. ADA’s work (as cited in Stumbo & Peterson, 2012, pg. 2).

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    Once the reasoning for the incessant practicing of the shot is known, the little snippets of foreshadowing throughout the story can all be pieced together. While they are practicing the shot one day, the basketball coach makes a comment in a joking manner relating to using Owen in a game, but Owen says, “IT’S NOT FOR A GAME…” (303), implying that there is some specific purpose for the shot and Owen

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    Each basketball game play is more exciting than the last ! I can see the great potential of my team. I can look back and see the hard work that my teammates and I have done. I realize that when we are playing I need to focus on playing and interacting with the players that are on the court. I can feel the intensity of the games that we play.

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