Sadly we were under the impression that pure athleticism and having a nice shot would win us all the ball games. When we practiced we didn’t even play full court, why waste energy when you’re going to blow every team out of the gym by 40 points. The night before our first game I found myself watching exciting dunks and top hi... ... middle of paper ... ...laid on the ground anxious. The ref gave the ball back to Tanner for his second and last shot, he dribbled the ball a few times, lifted the ball up and released his shot…SWOOSH! He made the shot!
It is because the NBA is a league of not just talented basketball players, but instead the best basketball players around. Aspiring pros need to know that the millions are not going to be handed to them. If you watch the NBA nowadays, you will hear the commentators talking about one player or the next, and occasionally you hear talk about players being signed to ten day contracts. These are men who make SortsCenter's plays of the week, and they hove only ten-day contracts.
they also emphasized execution; something lacking in today's game. Execution is the running of plays to perfection. Basketball in the 50's was dominated by 6'10” George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers (Minsky 14).Mikan was a disciplined team leader who had a masterful soft shot. Big George led the Lakers to five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in six years, making them the first professional basketball dynasty (Minsky 14). Growing up, George was very uncoordinated and was cut from almost every basketball team he tried out for; however, a man named Ray Meyer was the coach of DePaul University and dedicated his training sessions to Mikan (Minsky 15-16).
The rules in basketball have changed during the 1930s. The it has changed is that, “The game sped up when the center jump after every basket was eliminated” (Carnagie 1). when the center jump was eliminated, it helped the game of basketball a lot better. The rens have been through a lot to be one of the top teams in the 1930s on how, “the bias of many officials and bigoted spectators were just a part of the working circumstances that the rens had to accept” ( New york Rens). The head coach of the harlem rens “tried to join the highly respected basketball league American Basketball League (ABL) several times” (New York Rens).
Although the 1992 Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is considered the greatest assemblage of professional athletes in history, the Dream Team does have its critics. Regardless of the bureaucratic problems that stemmed from allowing NBA players to compete in the Olympics, many benefits were reaped by intertwining the two associations. Even though the basketball that was played with the Dream Team did not differ fundamentally, it changed the game of basketball forever because it respected the historical values, inspired young basketball players to pursue their NBA and Olympic dreams, and it treated book reviewers to an action-packed topic whilst also changing international basketball for the better. To understand the phenomenal standard at which the Dream Team performed at, it is necessary to look at the statistics that they recorded. During the 1992 Olympics, the American basketball team averaged 117 ¼ points per game (Cottrell 1).
U.S. school and college basketball (Summary of the Jackie Miranda Article) Basketball at the school and college level developed from a structured, rigid game in the early days to one that is often fast-paced and high-scoring. Individual skills improved markedly, and although basketball continued to be regarded as the ultimate team game, individualistic, one-on-one performers came to be not only accepted but used as an effective means of winning games. In the early years games were frequently won with point totals of less than 30, and the game, from the spectator's viewpoint, was slow. Once a team acquired a modest lead the popular tactic was to stall the game by passing the ball without trying to score, in an attempt to run out the clock. The NBC, seeing the need to discourage such slow-down tactics, instituted a number of rule changes.
They actually drained the ball more times than many of their black counterparts who had much more skills. Bill Laimbeer and Dan Majerle played hard. They played hard from the tip-off to the final buzzer. In fact, Dan Majerle was the first and has been the only player to ever be a reserve on his team, but been selected to the All-Star Game. Stories like these prove the point that a white player uses a very plain approach to the game of pro basketball.
The Kings have been playing bad basketball for the past five to ten years now, plain and simple. The people in prime responsibility, the players and coaches for their lack of care and effort in a team that they think is just a speed bump in their career. And as they choose complacency in how they attack the problem, and sulk under the mask of bad basketball, the fans punished, by horrible entertainment. There is a solution, but it only comes when the coaches and players are ready say they are proud to be a Sacramento King.
Not only has he influenced the game of basketball itself, but he has influenced society and the city of Chicago in a major way. There has always been a debate on who is the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. Many sports analysts have said that you could compare today’s best players to Jordan. Personally, I disagree. Michael Jordan completely changed the way fans looked at the sport of basketball.
One of the most important thing in basketball is the ability to play games and practicing as a team. When a person practices they gain the ability to win games but when they don’t practice they are more likely to lose there games because they are not as experienced as if they did practice. The more experience a player has the more successful they are gonna be out on the court compared to a player who never practices with there team will not be as successful to win games. No matter what sport a person plays there is always room for improvement and that leads to my next topic about the effects of practicing for basketball and how it can effect the skill level of the player. The effects of practicing and improvement in a players performance is key to the game of basketball when a player practices for basketball they are improving because they are either getting a better basketball IQ or improving in the fundamentals like shooting and passing and dribbling a player can not get too good on these attributes so it encouraged that players always practice.