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Basketball: Basketball And The Life Of Basketball

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Basketball was born in 1891 in the United States, specifically at the University of YMCA, Springfield (Massachusetts), where they studied the career of Physical Education and taught practical courses in athletics, rugby, cycling and gymnastics. James Naismith, professor of Physical Education, wanted to create a team sport that could be practiced in the gym during the winter cold. After analyzing the sports that were practiced at that time, such as rugby, football, baseball, etc., he wrote eleven rules of a game, which today is known as Basketball. Naismith placed two baskets of peaches nailed to the ends of a track, 3'05 m above the ground. From here arose the name of basketball (basketball), English compound word that defines the goal of the…show more content…
Although Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, he grew up in North Carolina. In his first years of life he already stood out for his athletic ability and began to surprise teachers, friends and neighbors. During his stage of schooling he proved his talent in football and baseball, but it was through basketball that he projected himself best; for that reason his father built him his own domestic court so that he could develop his enormous potential. Soon all of Michael's acquaintances recognized him as a future basketball star; However, his academic team considered him somewhat delayed in his growth because he barely measured 1.80 meters. Then with the Laney High quintet, he became a leader in several offensive and defensive departments, with which he was selected by the McDonald's All-American Team. Basketball help him to be somebody in life and be away from gang and illegal…show more content…
Son of Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland. James was born when his mother was 16 years old. From his birth, his father did not want to know anything about him abandoning his mother because of problems with drinking, so he was raised only by her. He spent some complicated first years since his mother could not find a job taking a nomadic life in Akron. Her progenitor gave her a ball and a hoop, showing her abilities to play basketball since she was a child. Despite his mother's short stature, 1.65 meters, LeBron James was tall at his young age. When he entered school, he was ashamed of the family life he had had to make friends with. He practiced basketball and American football, in which he was good for his athletic constitution. His football coach, Frankie Walker, had a great influence on his life. Given James' problems at school, Walker agreed with Lebron's mother that he would move into his home with his family so that he would have a more stable environment, with good school results. Walker began teaching him to play basketball at age nine, training him for three years. He returned home 18 months after being separated from his mother, but given the economic problems, he had to return with Frankie Walker. As you can read Lebron James’ life had been difficult since he was born, he could choose any way that he want the good way or the bad way, he had the perfect excuse, that his family was not