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    perennially one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Magic began a really quick turnaround when it selected Center Shaquille O’neal with the first pick in the 1992 NBA draft (“Orlando Magic”). The following years for the Magic under O’neal would be known as “The Shaq era” Shaquille O’neal was a star center in the NBA from 1992-2011 he was known for his strength and powerful slam dunks (Davenport). O’neal was drafted first overall by the Magic in the 1992 NBA draft out of Louisiana State University Aka LSU.

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    Shaq Research Paper

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    have been many amazing players in NBA history. One position of the game with many hall of fame players is center. Centers anchor defenses and are the primary rebounders on the team. A hall of fame center with an outstanding nba career was Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal had his struggles early on against other centers like Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo but he would overcome it. From my research Shaq is the best center of all time. Shaq had a very dominant college career at LSU. He entered as a freshman

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    triangle offense it involves spacing and constant moving. It also consists in a two-man game on the weak side of the court. Spacing is key though, with players needed to be 18-20 feet apart. The sideline triangle is formed by a post player, like Shaquille O’neal that 's why he dominated for most of his years in the post with the Lakers. The spacing stretches the defense both sides and it creates a lot of problems for help defense and trapping players. The Golden State Warriors ran more of a motion offense

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    Kobe Bryant Qualities

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    he was force to succeed as a seventeen year old playing against future hall of famers. Being a natural leader he was able to overcome the pressure of the critics and successfully won three championships with the Lakers alongside with Shaquille O’Neal. After O’Neal

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    Miami Heat History

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    the first team name that comes to mind when thinking of the teams that build stars. Over the years, the Heat has spawned quite a few of basketball’s biggest names, including Alonzo Mourning, Lamar Odom, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, and of course Shaquille O’Neal. Number Two: The Best

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    drafted number thirteen to the Charlotte Hornets. The Lakers however made a trade for Kobe. By trading their center, Vlade Divac, the Lakers were able to sign Kobe Bryant. During the free agency the Lakers made another move, signing star center Shaquille

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    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,

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    In the year of 1891, a Canadian American by the name of James Naismith, gave the world one of the best, most influential sports of all time; he gave us basketball. Possibly known as the most popular sport in the world, basketball gave many people from countries in poverty a chance at a better life in America, home of the National Basketball Association or the N.B.A. On August 3, 1949, The Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) merged to become the National

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    Best Basketball Player

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    final four in 1989. They lost to Michigan by two points in the semifinals. After college Nick was picked by the Orlando Magic in the first round of the NBA draft. He became the team’s leading scorer averaging around 20 points per game. Later Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway joined thus taking some of the offensive burden off of Nick giving him more space to work on his defensive game.(

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    Nike vs. Adidas Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant are known as some of the greatest basketball players to every play the game. They all have something in common, other than being great basketball players, they are also sponsored by Nike. Nike and Adidas are equally popular but one of them is greater. Marketing is extremely important because it leads to selling products and makes Nike’s products more desirable to other companies. In 1978, the name Nike came from the Greek goddess of Victory

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    Essay On Space Jam

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    Space Jam... the well known comedy/drama and one of my personal favorite movies of all time that includes one of the greatest basketball players also known to many as one of the greatest athletes in the world of today and the world of yesterday, Michael Jordan, and one of the most iconic symbols in the cartoon world, Bugs Bunny as they embark on a wild mission only the Looney Tunes are capable of getting into. Jordan, fresh off his third ring with the Chicago Bulls, decides to go out on a limb and

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    Michael Jordan. I would like to talk about Michael Jordan. I think that most of you know who he is, but if you don 't, he is currently a retired NBA basketball player, who is regarded by many as the greatest basketball player of all time. He once said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.” And that is what my speech

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    Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. more likely know as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was born April 16, 1947 in Harlem, New York City. Jabbar is most known for being an American retired professional basketball player. He played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used his athletic ability with his scholastic capability, friendships with his fellow men, and dedication to his Muslim faith that assisted him on and off the basketball court. Kareem began life

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    Causal Argument The National Collegiate Athletic Association has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for 81 years.(NCAA) This tournament is watched by millions all throughout the country. It is composed of the best division one teams in the nation. The decision on whether a team gets to be in the tournament or not is decided by the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee. Each member of the Division I men's basketball committee evaluates a vast amount of information during the selection

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    “I don 't know how tall i am or how much i weigh. Because i don 't want anyone to know my identity. I’m like a superhero. Call me basketball man.” Lebron James is a professional basketball player from Akron Ohio. He played for the Miami Heat, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His court vision and almost perfect athleticism makes him one of the best basketball players, and one of the greatest athletes of all time. Lebron James gets paid by the NBA $22,970,5500 a year. That 's $107.85 per second in a game

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    NBA rumors are swirling around the web that Joakim Noah is leaving the Chicago Bulls for Minnesota Timberwolves. The former Florida Gator’s star will become a free agent this offseason, and despite the fact that Noah isn’t at his peak anymore level anymore, he could still draw plenty of interest in the table. His current team, The Chicago Bulls, want to keep him, but Minnesota Timberwolves might be also interested to him. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team that promises great potential and that

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    Basketball is a great sport with the athleticism and simple way to play it makes it a great sport. Who wouldn’t want to play it? Basketball by far has one of the most athletic people to play the sport. They are tall huge giants that are usually above 6 feet with Big, strong, muscles. Basketball players compared to other players in Soccer, Baseball, Football, and Tennis, make those players look like ants. Basketball requires more strength and height to play. Players like LeBron, Anthony Davis, Andre

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    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

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    The memoir, Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend, is written by Bill Russell with Alan Steinberg. The story focuses on Bill Russell, one of the greatest basketball players in the game, and his coach Red Auerbach who helped him through his NBA career with the never ending “affection” between them. Bill’s story begins down in the south where his family was poor and ends with Bill playing for the Boston Celtics making a lot of money. As a young kid, Bill’s parents taught him values such as respect

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    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

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