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Basketball: A Communication Game - High school basketball is not only a mental sport, but, also, a communication game. You must be able to communicate very well to play in Morgantown, West Virginia, especially at University High School. To make the team, you have to be basketball knowledgeable, talented, physically fit, and vocal. After four years of playing varsity basketball, the vocal part of the sport has helped me out in the long run. There are five positions in basketball: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center, but, the most important position is the point guard....   [tags: Sports Basketball] 1434 words
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Basketball - Basketball An out-line of the event or sport A brief out line of basketball is it is a game played with a pumped round ball between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court. In professional or minor competition basketball is usually played indoors, but it does not need to be. Each team tries to score by shooting the ball through the other teams goal at each end of the court, above their heads. The goal is a round hoop and net called a basket. The team scoring the most such throws, through field goals or foul shots, wins the game....   [tags: Art] 1903 words
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Basketball - Basketball Basketball is a great game that is one of the most popular in America. In this sport you have to have good aim to shoot, good jumping skills to rebound, you have to be quick, and also have good ball handling skills. In a real game there are only five players on the court, referees, foul outs, and rules like no running with the ball, no fouling, out of bounds and no running over the other teams players on offense. I really enjoy playing this game and I practice a lot outside on my court and play for P.A.L in the winter....   [tags: essays research papers] 498 words
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Duke Basketball - There are 12240 students at Duke University, and every year 12 out of those 12240 are put on a mission. The expectations are far above the ground, these 12 men and their coaching staff are called the Duke University Blue Devils basketball team. Year after year their mission is to bring home an NCAA basketball national championship trophy. Three of 84 teams at Duke University have reached their goal by winning a national championship. Duke is one of the nations best known basketball programs. Just eight miles away from Dukes campus, one of their toughest competitors and arch enemy, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels....   [tags: essays research papers] 555 words
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Duke basketball - Duke Basketball If you want to talk about success stories, Duke basketball is the one to talk about. This miracle didn't just happen overnight, it took time. Krzyzewski became coach in 1980-81 with not a lot of talent. He makes big moves in recruiting in 1982. Some of the people he recruited included Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, David Henderson, Jay Bilas and Weldon Williams. People looked at this new and approved team as one of the nations best team. This started the miracle the still lives on today....   [tags: essays research papers] 1426 words
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A Basketball Workout - A Basketball Workout This is only a list of exercises Warm-up 1) Suggest that you do some light running and stretching. 2) Do some short range shooting for a couple of minutes and concentrate on "form" shooting concentrating on proper shooting mechanics. Dribbling -- Select a different drill each workout. 1) "Chill" drill --3 right side / 3 left side 2) "Coach Foster" full court dribble series: a) Do each with right then left hand -- one trip up and down the court for each move....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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James A. Naismith: Creator of Basketball - ... James Naismith was always thought of as a man known for his morals. According to an article entitled James A. Naismith, “Naismith also is credited with inventing the helmet for football players. Which gives better safety to football players"(1). The football helmet is truly beneficial to football and sports world. The creation of basketball and before the creation of basketball was truly influential to the sports world. Basketball has a huge impact on the sports world. Naismith began to think about a new game that could be played indoors during the winter....   [tags: Biography] 854 words
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Brief History of Basketball - Brief History of Basketball Select Dates and Their Importance 1891 Basketball is invented by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1895 The backboard is introduced to prevent fans from interfering with play (baskets were often hung on balconies). 1898 The first professional league, the National Basketball League, is formed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 1908 The dribbler is permited to shoot the ball, and the NCAA eliminates the double dribble. 1914 NCAA, Amateur Athletic Union and YMCA rules are standardized....   [tags: Papers] 354 words
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Women's Basketball Association - Women's Basketball Association Background/Prologue [the future]: It is the year 2010. The WNBA has dropped the 'N' from its name and is now referred to as the WBA. There is some confusion over whether the 'W' refers to Women's or World, since both are used. A tiny line of script beneath the official logo on the WBA website gives the name as the Women's Basketball Association, but World Basketball Association is as apt a name as the other. Unlike the NBA, a strictly national league, the WBA made the decision in the early '00s to begin aggressively expanding....   [tags: Creating Writing Fantasy Essays] 921 words
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How To Get Better At Basketball - Hey all you amateur basketball players out there. Read this to find out how to improve your game. Tip 1: To be a great basketball player, you first must know your strengths and weaknesses. Big tall people don't need to shoot threes and short people shouldn't be in the middle struggling to get rebounds. Very physically able players should use that to there advantage to jump higher, run faster, and play better than their opponents. Not very strong or fast players should use fakes and their brains to score points....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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Six Week Basketball Training Program - Six Week Basketball Training Program The aim of this project is to improve my ability in basketball over a six-week period. I will be doing this by trying to not only practice skills involved in the game but to work at my stamina levels. My main goal is to improve my shooting as I feel this is my weakest quality in the game but I will be training in all aspects of the game, e.g. Dribbling and Defence. I will improve certain components of fitness in my chosen skills and improve my muscular strength....   [tags: Papers] 3622 words
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A Champion's Journey - For basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon,true success meant rediscovering the lessons of childhood. The crowd roared as Hakeem Olajuwon,the 211-centimetre star centre of the Houston Rockets,grabbed a pass.The score was tied late in the final game of the 1985 NBA playoffs between the Rockets and the Utah Jazz. As Olajuwon spun towards the basket,he brushed against Jazz centre Billy Paultz who crashed theatrically to the court.Olajuwon expected Paultz to be called for a foul,but the referee pointed at him.An offensive foul.Angry,Olajuwon suspected that Paultz had been sent in to provoke him.Olajuwon,a muscular 113 kilos,was known to lose his temper.The next time Paultz came over to guard Olajuwon,the Rockets centre struck the man's face.None of the referees witnessed the blow but Paultz and his Jazz teammates were furious.They outplayed the Rockets the rest of the way and won the game,104-97,eliminating Houston from the playoffs....   [tags: Basketball Hakeem] 1998 words
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The University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program - The University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program There have been many historical moments with the University of Dayton Flyers Men’s Basketball team, but Mark Weaver recalls of the one that meant most to him. It took place on March 24, 1967, in Louisville’s Freedom Hall for the Final Four of the NCAA (National College Athletic Association) tournament against the highly favored North Carolina Tar Heels (Collett 228). This was the third straight NCAA tournament appearance for the Flyers, but their first ever Final Four (Collett 228)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Exploring Fear in Howl, Basketball Diaries, and Cat's Cradle - "yacketayakking screaming vomiting whispering facts and memories and anecdotes and eyeball kicks and shocks of hospitals and jails and wars" (Ginsberg 11). Like many authors of the modern literature movement, Allen Ginsberg explores the bomb's psychological affects on many Americans during the 1960s. Modern literature describes the chaos of the 1960s, caused by increasing societal problems and fear of the new atomic bomb. Writings such as The Basketball Diaries, "Howl" and Cat's Cradle express concepts of fear, power, governmental control, and death....   [tags: Synthesis Essays] 2112 words
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Top 5 College Basketball Teams of All Time - "They are very, very, very good." But are they one of the greatest teams of all time. 1. 1968 UCLA Bruins (29-1) Hard to pick just one of the Lew Alcindor squads as the best, so we defer to John Wooden: "I've never come out and said it, but it would be hard to pick a team over the 1968 team." The Bruins, playing with an injured Alcindor, suffered a mid-season loss to Houston and Elvin Hayes in the Astrodome, but proved that was a fluke in the tourney semifinal, burying the Cougars 101-69. The final was also cake, a 78-55 win over UNC....   [tags: essays research papers] 822 words
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Thinking Win Win As a Member of a Basketball Team - Thinking Win Win As a Member of a Basketball Team To us winning means always doing our best, as individuals and as a team. If we have done all that, we have won no matter what the score may be. "Win-Win" means that we have all contributed in some way, however small it may seem at the time, because basketball, like life, is made up of constantly new opportunities to learn and to do better. "Win-Win" means being successful with each other. But we know we cannot be successful with others if we haven't paid the price to be successful with ourselves....   [tags: Coaching, Inspirational, Sports] 319 words
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Abe Saperstein: An Unconventional Champion of Civil Rights - Abe Saperstein: An Unconventional Champion of Civil Rights In 1924 a young Jewish man named Abe Saperstein was chosen to coach an African American semi pro basketball team called the Giles Post American Legion Quintet. Little did he know that with this position he would eventually revolutionize the game of basketball and help to initiate integration throughout the country, while establishing himself as an unknown and unconventional hero. Saperstein was a masterful promoter and businessman who would build the most well known sports franchise in history....   [tags: Biography Abe Saperstein Basketball] 1419 words
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Intelligences and Michael Jordan's Career - Intelligences and Michael Jordan’s Career In Creating Minds, by Howard Gardner, three organizing themes are introduced. Gardner proposes that the creative activity of an individual is broken down into relationships: between the child and the master, between an individual and his work, and between an individual and other people. When studying Michael Jordan, three key moments in his life appear to represent these three principles and explain his success. First, proof of his level of dominance should be presented....   [tags: Basketball Science Papers]
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Reality of Sports - Reality of Sports Upon watching the films during this course we see many strong women. Female Athletes whose bodies are in peak condition from the real life champions in the documentary to the female boxer in Girl Fight and the passionate basketball player in Love and Basketball. However stories of real women are not always as ideal as those of Hollywood. Failure, both mentally and physically, is at times a harsh reality. Sometimes when somebody is physically injured it keeps an athlete from the game entirely, if the injury is severe enough....   [tags: Movies Film Basketball Essays] 961 words
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Madness in College Athletics Isn't Confined to March - Madness in College Athletics Isn't Confined to March The basketball arena is packed with a sellout crowd of over 13,000 cheering fans. The television cameras capture the game for the entire nation. A horn blares, and the game, which was supposed to be a blowout, is now in overtime. The pressure is huge, because if the underdog wins, it would make history. Both teams are anxious, but focused, knowing that one misstep, misjudgment, or misfire could make or break the season, and everything they have worked for all year....   [tags: Sports Basketball Essays] 1822 words
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The Rebirth of a Game - The Rebirth of a Game Basketball in my home state goes way back, straight to the beginning. The University of Kansas (KU) hired James Naismith, the inventor of the game, as its first basketball coach in 1898. The fledgling sport caught on, and has gained force ever since. KU was also the scene of the emergence of Wilt Chamberlain, who dominated the game like none other. At the same time that “Wilt the Stilt” was breaking out, Kansas State University (KSU) had a basketball coach by the name of Tex Winter....   [tags: Basketball NBA Athletics Sports Essays] 1467 words
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Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete - Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete In my life, I had many people who I really admire from Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Sean Carter (Jay-z), and Robert Johnson. Others who have influenced me in my development of a person were my parents; my mother and my father were there for everything I have done in my life. The person who I model myself after is Earvin Johnson jr. also known as Magic Johnson. There are many reasons why but all really point to him defeated in adversity in many facets of life....   [tags: Basketball athlete hero role model] 1159 words
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Bowing to Seniority - Bowing to Seniority With the dearth of good centers in college basketball, one would expect that Xavier University would want David West, their All-American center who averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior, to return for his senior season. But West did not feel so welcome. “Honestly, it felt like they wanted me to leave,” West said. “Not Coach [Thad] Matta specifically, but most people seemed to be pushing me out the door [to the NBA].” Eventually, West decided to return for his senior season, and then became part of a dying breed: college seniors who get drafted in the first round of the NBA draft....   [tags: Documentary Journalism Sports Basketball Papers] 2555 words
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Basketball And Growing Up In The 1950's - It has often been said that baseball is America's favorite pastime, Doris Kearn's Wait Till Next Year, brings this idea into perspective. Baseball gives people something to look forward to and a team to cheer for. This seems to be a constant theme throughout your memoir. America's love of baseball is still a part of today's life but not in the same way that it seemed to be in the 5O's. People of my generation have read history books and known the stereotypes of this decade but sometimes it takes a personal account of these times, such as your book, to really bring it into perspective....   [tags: American History] 1288 words
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Hoops Galore - Just to let you know i got a 97 on this paper. Hoops Galore Filled with tension as I walked into the run-down gym, I arrived early for my first day of basketball practice. My first line of business was to stretch my muscles so I could get loose and ready to play. As more of my teammates came in, we started to converse about old teams and coaches. Our talk reminded me of my earlier years of life and made me grin. As we started to play, I began to focus on the game. After scoring a couple of baskets, I started relaxing and having fun....   [tags: essays research papers] 876 words
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Investigation of the Most Favorable Sport Practiced by Youth - Investigation of the Most Favorable Sport Practiced by Youth Introduction The shooting Club in Mohandessin is a very famous sporting club in Cairo. Almost all the sports are practiced in that club as it the biggest.. Most of People living in Mohandessin district are members of that club and most of them practice one or more sport. The sports are played more frequently during the weekend which is Friday and Saturday as during the week they are busy either with studying or work....   [tags: Papers] 2550 words
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David Robinson - David Robinson David Robinson is often regarded as one of the greatest centers to ever play the game of basketball. He was born on August 6, 1965 to Ambrose and Freda Robinson. As a student he excelled in all of his classes, and sports except basketball. By his senior year in high school he stood an incredible 6 feet, 7 inches tall, but had never played organized basketball. However, the basketball coach at his high school noticed Robinson and added him to the team without ever testing him. Robinson soon earned all-area and all-district honors, but not the attention of any college basketball coaches....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1034 words
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A Waste Of Talent - On his tenth birthday Jim Walker was introduced to the game of basketball by receiving a basketball from his uncle Mark Walker. Jim acted as if he loved the gift to please his uncle but really expected more from him. Jim never really played basketball at this age because he would rather spend his time doing things most other ten year olds did like riding bicycles and playing with G.I. Joes. On the same birthday Jim’s mother, Althea gave him ankle weights. She gave him this because she realized her son had a talent, which was jumping high, hoping this talent would payoff for both of them in the future....   [tags: essays research papers] 1055 words
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My 6-week Training Course - My 6-week Training Course The aim of the 6-week training programme is · To improve my level of general fitness · Have a higher performance in my chosen sport which is basketball (specific fitness) 1. My speed should improve to help me do fast breaks down the court and running to help other players. 2. My ability to dodge other players should improve to help me get past opponents and beat them to the ball or get free to help another member of my team. 3. I should also be able to play for longer if my Muscular Endurance in my legs, my Cardiovascular Fitness and my stamina improves....   [tags: Papers] 1815 words
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Coops Towne - Here is a place for fun, adventure, and the unexpected can all occur. If you thought that your dreams could never come true, think again. Now this isn't any just any theme park, this is Coops Towne the one and only mainly sports theme park. This park was founded and is owned by David Cooper. It's located in marvelous Miami, Florida. Coops Towne consists of four lands: Frontierland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, and Adventureland. There's also the infamous 'Walk of Fame' where the greatest players in baseball, football, basketball, tennis, golf, NASCAR, and sportscasters are honored....   [tags: essays research papers] 1873 words
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Stephon Marbury - 	Stephon Marbury is a basketball phenomenon. Mr. Marbury has been known by the basketball world at the young age of eleven. Many pressures and confrontations have encountered Mr. Marbury throught his entire basketball career. These began when he was a young child and they still accompany him. 	Many people from Brooklyn, New York, the city in which Stephon Marbury was born and raised, have known about his basketball skills for an extremely long time because "...he was dribbling on a court not long after he was dribbling on his bib"(Ryan, 56)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2107 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Am Very Smart - I Am Smart and Jewish (Is that Redundant?) As my application shows, I am an above average student in most areas. I have particularly excelled in mathematics, earning good grades throughout high school. When pondering about my future, I thought that I might be able to use math to be successful in business. So after my sophomore year, I decided to take some business courses with the goal of attaining a solid background in the field. High school, however, has not adequately prepared me to enter the world of business....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 584 words
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Women's Athletic Organizations - Pro's and Con's of Women's Athletic Organizations being Incorporated by Men's Athletic Organizations When the American Basketball League (ABL) started up, I was one of the wide-eyed young athletes who dreamed of playing in it when I grew up. I had always had lots of women role models as athletes, but this gave me something that I could aspire to do with my life. These women were playing basketball as a career. My parents took me to games to see the New England Blizzard and the Columbus Quest play....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 810 words
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The Analysis of Skill Acquisition - The Analysis of Skill Acquisition Introduction- ============= In this assessment I am going to complete three tasks, for the first task I am going to identify, discuss and analyse skill classification. For the second task, I am going to identify the characteristics of skill and ability. For the third task, I am going to describe and explain the difference between skill and ability. Gross and Fine Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills-- These types of skill always involve large muscular movement within the body and require a low level of expertise....   [tags: Papers] 812 words
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Making the Cut - Making the Cut In response to the failure of the International Bill of Gender Rights to pass congress in the fall of 2010, I propose a film that challenges society to examine the controversies surrounding gender identity construction and transgender people (Phyllis Randolph Frye, Esq., 1.) My film, "Making the Cut," is based loosely on the true story of Johns Hopkins Hospital case study "Joan/John," and chronicles the life of athlete Carla/Carlos Garcia (Diamond, 1). The film uses the example of sport as an indication that society is not yet ready to fully accept transgender individuals into its community....   [tags: Women Gender Issues Essays] 1007 words
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Benefits of the WNBA - Benefits of the WNBA Although Title IX states than, "no person in the United States, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to any discrimination..." it does not guarantee that people will carry this out. After the issuing of Title IX, many women in sports wished to step forward and be recognized. Part of the recognition they wanted was to be included in National Sports Associations like the men's National Basketball Association. Eventually their cries were heard, and sports associations like the NBA agreed to merge and include women....   [tags: Women Sports Essays] 1341 words
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George Lawrence Mikan - George Lawrence Mikan was born on June 18, 1924, in Joliet, Illinois. He was of Croatian and Lithuanian Decent. George’s height peaked at 6 feet 10 inches and he weighed 245 pounds. His family consisted of his mother Minnie, father Joseph, and two brothers Joe and Ed. All three boys worked in the family restaurant following school each day. At a young age George’s passion was the piano and he wanted to someday be a concert pianist. Throughout his life this proved to be a beloved hobby. As a boy George did not have many basketball skills and broke his leg in a game at the age of thirteen....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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michael jordan - Michael Jeffrey Jordan is the son of Deloris and James Jordan. He has three siblings, Ronald James, Deloris, and Larry. Mike was born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn Hospital. He grew up in North Carolina. Before basketball Mike enjoyed playing the game of baseball. I chose him because I knew little about him, like he played with the Chicago Bulls and he got married and had a son. Before I didn’t know he got a divorce. He is currently playing with the Washington Wizards in his fifteenth season of basketball....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Michael Jordan: King Of The Court - Michael Jordan: King of the Court When I began my report I didn’t know much about Michael Jordan, but I did know that he was “undoubtedly the greatest player in the history of the NBA'; (“Michael Air Jordan'; 1). It seemed like every time I heard the word basketball I also heard the name Michael Jordan. There’s just no avoiding him. If you are watching television you might see him playing basketball or golf. If you were reading a magazine there will probably be an advertisement with his picture....   [tags: essays research papers] 1071 words
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Nike Air Flightposite - SUMMARY This report recommends that basketball players try the Nike Air Flightposite. These shoes are hyper-thin, with a fully integrated molded foamposite PU upper construction and a full-length, dynamic sleeve. This shoe is built for speed with a zippered dynamic-fit lace cover; the shoeliner is encased with Zoom Air to provide enhanced cushioning and responsiveness during quick moves. All-around players seeking a high traction shoe with a sock like fit. Among other advantages, the Air Flightposite extremely lightweight and has a great forward roll for fastbreaks....   [tags: essays research papers] 822 words
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Slam - Slam The book Slam, a Coretta Scott King Award winner5, was a very interesting book. Derrick Shore, Slam6, was the main character in this book. Being one of the best hoopsters1, Slam was very cocky in basketball. Losing his dad when he was little1, he tried really hard to help out his family. Slam was very aggressive, trying his hardest to do well on the court2. In school he wasn't the greatest, confused by all of the different things he had to remember4. Stunned that he failed some classes3, he realized he might not be eligible to play basketball....   [tags: Papers] 363 words
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Summary of Finding Forrester - Does anyone really like to be stereotyped. Does anyone want to be looked at and automatically judged just because of the way they look, by their skin color, their hair type, or even the type of clothing they wear. Finding Forrester is a film that in my opinion perpetuates stereotypes. The entire film is based on significantly different racial opinions, opinions of different writing styles and stereotyping of different people in general. Race is a huge issue in the film and many stereotypes are made....   [tags: essays research papers] 612 words
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Workaholics and Workaholism: A Growing Problem for Companies - Workaholics and Workaholism: A Growing Problem for Companies      Workaholics – people, who have a compulsive and unrelenting need to work (www.dictionary.com) – appear more and more among the working people of United States and other developed countries. At first glance, workaholics do not seem to be such a problem for industry and society as a whole. But in spite of all devotion to their work the workaholic will not be as valuable as a normal worker. Workaholics do not think about anything else except work that can cause severe health problems and can cause problems on their work....   [tags: ESL Essays] 1974 words
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Fairness: Results Versus Process - Fairness: Results Versus Process Supporters of liberty, limited government and rule of law will never win our argument, in the public arena, until we can compellingly make the case that free markets and voluntary exchange are inherently fairer than alternative forms of social organization. Proving that free markets and voluntary exchange lead to higher living standards, greater wealth and greater liberty is not nearly as persuasive as the argument that free markets and voluntary exchange are morally superior....   [tags: Market Income Essays] 1747 words
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Corruption in the Film Blue Chips - Corruption: The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery. In the film Blue Chips corruption overshadows true meaning of sports tournament. There are two challenging issues in the film dealing with money and morals. Bribery is used to save the athletic reputation of the university. A college basketball coach finds himself battling between his morals, integrity of the team and institution he works for....   [tags: Blue Chips Movie] 1144 words
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Ever Green - I.S.P. - My Hero Profile At only 17 years of age my brother, Justin Pinter, has done a lot with his life. He is someone that I look up to because he has been good at sports all though his life. He won the MVP award at his school for playing basketball. He swerves this way and then that, before shooting an almost perfect three pointer. "I started to get better by just shooting hoops," he told me. "After a while I started to play games and got to know all of the rules." Although when he first started to play the net was only set to six foot, he got better and better while moving the net higher and higher....   [tags: essays research papers] 389 words
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The Power of Opinion - The Power of Opinion Confidence is a key component in the development of success. In order to reach this stability one must be a recipient of encouragement and upholding. This support creates an individuality and esteem for success. For example, in my experiences with females I have come to a vague realization that they feed off of encouragement. It seems like the focus of most of the girls that I know, is to impress. I believe this because when they are complimented, to most it will make their day....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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Michael Jordan is an American Icon - To begin with, I would like to tell how Michael Jordan is the most well known athlete throughout the U.S. First off, mike has many endorsements that are popular in American society like Nike and Mc Donald?s. ?According to the bureau of food and drugs?, one and four Americans eat at a fast food restaurant each day. That shows how much Mc Donald?s has an affect on U.S. With Michael Jordan, advertising and supporting McDonalds then everyone will notice him and realize who he is. Nike is a footwear company, which thousands of Americans purchase there shoes each day....   [tags: essays research papers] 344 words
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Aggressive Behavior Equals Man - Aggressive Behavior Equals Many Rewards A little boy in Eastern Oklahoma is riding a bicycle for the first time, when suddenly he falls to the ground. His father running behind him tells him to get up and not to cry. A little girl from the same city is playing on the playground at school; she falls out of the swing and scraps her knee. She cries for hours, while her mother tells her, “It will be okay.” From the time little boys are young they are taught to be tough, to withstand pain, and not to give in to anything....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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Different Styles in Coaching - Different Styles in Coaching No one is alike, everyone has there own way of doing things. For example, I was coached by two different basketball coaches in my high school years; both of whom had their own unique style of coaching. Coach Lira and Carla coached the same sport even though each had different strategies for their athletes. Coach Lira was forty years old and had coached for ten years. She coached for the same high school she played basketball at, and has a lot of experience in coaching as well as playing the game....   [tags: essays research papers] 511 words
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The Future of Women in Sports - The Future of Women in Sports As the year 2010 has arrived, the problem of the portrayal of women in sports no longer lies in their fight for equality and opportunity, but in fighting off the competition with men. It is no longer an issue of women not being taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports....   [tags: Female Athletes Sports Essays] 1073 words
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Athletes Leaving College Early - `1 The story of Korleone Young is a saddening one. Korleone was one of the top high school basketball players in the nation while he was in high school. At all the summer basketball camps, he played above his high school peers. During his senior season he dominated all his team’s competition. He had every major Division I basketball program wanting to give him a full scholarship. All of the national powerhouses like Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, and many more all recruited Korleone heavily....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Two Favorite Sports: Tennis vs. Basketball - As many can tell you there is nothing quite like the feeling of playing the sport you love with crowds cheering for you to win. Everyone can feel this way because sports are relatively simple and easy to play with practice. I remember I used to hate the idea of playing any sport, but when once I started to play I didn’t want to stop; two sports that I particularly enjoyed playing were baseball and tennis. Although Baseball and tennis are both sports that involve using a club to hit an airborne ball, they differ because of the equipment used to play them, the rules for each game and the way points are scored....   [tags: Tennis, Basketball, sports,] 526 words
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The Game of Basketball - The Game of Basketball Many sports were invented to pass time. Basketball, the game, was one of the greatest to ever be invented. Basketball is truly an American game. It is competitive and fun. This winter indoor game has become a very popular sport among all ages. Dr. James A. Naismith was born in Canada but invented the game of basketball in the United States. He invented basketball by using a rectangular backboard that is 6feet wide and 4feet high. The court includes a free throw line that is 12feet long....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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Become a Good Basketball Player - There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ] 595 words
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Ex – Basketball Player - ... It is everyone in the city, and he is the local hero. The boy who didn’t exactly make it big, but he made it big enough that he’s remembered. In the poem the main character Flick is a mirror or allusion for people who was successful in sports, in the past and become a loser in the future. For example Flick was once a high-school basketball star, but now his glorious past is behind him. The ideal image of his character presents a vivid image of most people in that plat sports in the past and became unsuccessful in the future....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Updike] 1078 words
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Differences between Amateur and Professional Basketball - Collegiate basketball tends to hold to different rules and regulations than the NBA, but the main facets of the game remains the same. The collegiate game, as opposed to the professional ranks, possesses stricter rules to which the universities, players, and coaches must adhere by. If these entities fail to follow the rules, they stand a good chance of facing harsh punishments. These punishments can range anywhere from fines and player suspensions to probation banning the school from postseason play....   [tags: Sports] 669 words
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Michael Jordan is a Basketball Role Model - Michael Jordan is a Basketball Role Model When someone says the name Michael Jordan, the first thing that comes to mind is basketball, The Chicago Bulls and Nike shoes. Through the years, Michael Jordan has proved time and time again that he is the greatest basketball player ever, and by performing in this rapidly expanding sporting field, he has gained tremendous popularity throughout the world. People of all ages and from all nationalities have gathered to watch him play. A journalist states 'even your Aunt Matilda might not know nothing about basketball, liked watching him play' (Jonathon 1999:58)....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Opportunity in the NBA for European Basketball Players - Opportunity in the NBA for European Basketball Players European settlers first came to America in 1742 to start over and improve their life styles. It was mostly European settlers that originated America. They did not have a good enough chance to make good money or support there family in Europe so they moved to a new nation to start over or to get away from the war. This is what European basketball players are doing now coming to the NBA in America to improve on there basketball skills as well as make more money....   [tags: Papers] 546 words
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The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike - The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike A Loss of Motivation In English Seven we read a poem called the "Ex Basketball Player" by John Updike. The main character's name was Flick Webb. The poem explains how Flick lost motivation. In high school Flick was an excellent basketball player, if not, the best. After high school Flick didn't continue his basketball skills, and he never had tried as hard on his academics as he did on basketball. Flick now works at Berth's Garage and has a dead end life....   [tags: English Literature Poem Poetry Essays] 583 words
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Don Haskins and The Texas Western Basketball Team - Ifill pg.1 Prior to 1966 African Americans were not allowed to play basketball with Caucasians. That all changed when six African American men, led by coach Don Haskins of Texas Western College, played in the March, 1966 NCAA championship and won. I believe that Don Haskins created significant change for African Americans and college basketball. Although Don Haskins brought about change for college basketball, it was not without the historical help of Texas Western College. Texas Western was the first college to integrate its undergraduate classes in 1955....   [tags: Biography]
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Michael Jordan: The Best Player in Basketball History - Michael Jordan is known world round ad “Air Jordan”. He acquired this nickname by jumping from the free throw line and dunking. This simulated that he was “flying” through the air. By breaking countless records, winning many NBA titles and being known world round as the best basketball player there ever was, he has forever changed the game of basketball. Michael Jordan has broken many NBA records. One of the most prestigious records he holds is that he has five MVP awards. The MVP award is given to the player that has shown the most value to their team in the whole NBA league....   [tags: Sports, NBA] 648 words
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