The Career Of Basketball

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I have chosen this career because there is nothing I would rather do than play the game of basketball for the rest my life. I started playing organized basketball in the sixth grade, and I have been in love with the game ever since. Here is a little history on basketball,

The First type game may have been played by the early Olmec people of ancient Mexico as early as 500 years ago. The Aztec, and Mayan cultures also had a game similar to basketball, only instead of a rubber ball they used the decapitated skulls of their conquered foes. The First true basketball game as we know it was on January 20th, 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Canadian Doctor James Naismith invented the game for the YMCA to play during the winter months. Naismith wrote simple rules to the game,
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No athlete likes to sit out of a game or practice because of an injury. Here are some common basketball injuries: Ankle sprains, Knee sprains and tendonitis, Jammed fingers, Broken wrists, and Concussions. These injuries are very common in basketball and I would add back pain on that list too. For the salary, the typical NBA player makes $2.5 million a year. That is probably average but the minimum is $525,093 a year. The highest paid NBA player right now is Kobe Bryant at $25 million. Scoring performance is mostly the effect of a players salary. “It was hypothesized that scoring performance variables such as points per game: field goals, free throw, and 3pt percentage would be significant contributions to player salaries”.(Lyons Jr.) The only other expenses for this career would be equipment such as basketball shoes. Other benefits include traveling, playing some of the best basketball players of this time and endorsement deals. Like signing with nike or creating your own shoe whether it is with Nike, Jordan, Adidas, or Under
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