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The Sports Of Basketball And Basketball

- Every time you step on to the court its a challenge. Not only an individual challenge, but a team challenge to be the best. This is for the best two sports in the world, football and basketball. The glory of winning, but the agony of losing, is what separates the champs from contenders. There are truly two of sports we highlight in today culture. They are so popular that you see them all over the world, or maybe different version of them. There are truly die hard fans from not only these sports, but others world wide....   [tags: American football, Basketball, Ball]

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The Original Rules Of Basketball

- ... “According to” dribbling was not a part of the game of basketball until the late 1950s and the shot clock was not introduced until 1954. Basketball began to gain in popularity throughout the United States as well as in the Young Men 's Christian Associations. The first official basketball game was played in New York at a Young Men 's Christian Association Training School January 20, 1892. With a surprising nine players on each team all playing on the court at the same time, the rules were changed to only allow 5 players on the court in order to avoid crowding Nowadays in national basketball games, each team will score at least 70 through 100 points, but the first official basketb...   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The National Basketball Association ( Nba )

- ... The record year on social media for the NBA resulted in more than 31 billion impressions, up 130% over the previous season with record growth on NBA social platforms including: • Facebook: +4.8 million new likes, +22% (26.2 million total likes) VIDEO: Bryant: 3rd All-Time in Scoring • Twitter: +4.1 million new followers, +42% (13.9 million total followers) VIDEO: Booker with the Circus Shot of the Year. • Instagram: +3.5 million new followers, +151%, (5.8 million total followers) PHOTO: NBA INSTAGRAM • YouTube: +665 million new videos viewed, +33% (2.7 billion total videos viewed) VIDEO: LaVine Throws Down "Space Jam" Dunk: 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk and NBA Mobile achieved all-ti...   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The Game Of Basketball Games

- 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....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The Invention of Basketball

- Has there ever been an activity that you wondered how it was invented. Well I have been playing basketball for almost seven years and have always wondered the man behind the game we call “basketball.” I really have enjoyed basketball because it really tests an athlete’s ability of endurance, athleticism, and speed. I figured it was time for me to find out who this man was. Basketball today has grown in the United States to bout 300 million people, that is a very large sum (“Bellies”). Although there are many stories to who discovered the game of basketball, it really just depended on who and where the story was told....   [tags: Basketball, sports, history, ]

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Basketball And Its Impact On Sports

- ... As a player develops their own style of play, they can incorporate their skills onto the basketball court. Most professional basketball players started playing when they were young” (World of Sports Science, 2007). With young development there will be many obstacles with boredom, school, and family. “The tip that three professional basketball players in the NBA have said was to practice as much as possible no matter what the circumstances and have a healthy diet ”(, 2008). As a basketball player to gets high school he/she will most likely be taught how to run, dribble, and shoot correctly....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, College basketball]

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Understanding Basketball At The Rec Center

- Understanding Basketball When Tyler says he’s going to play basketball at the rec center, it’s never a casual game. His competitive spirit always gets the best of him, and a friendly game is now a serious competition. The Groveport Recreational Center is his go to place. His face is so familiar the associates at the front desk immediately recognize him. I have very little grasp on the game of basketball. He, on the other hand, could have a doctorate in the game of basketball. The rec is a huge building with brown bricks and open windows at the front view....   [tags: Basketball, Game, College basketball, Play]

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Notes On The Game Of Basketball

- ... The player must play fair, which means no holding, pushing, striking, shouldering, or tripping an opponent. A foul on a player is striking the ball with a fist. A goal will be given to the opponents if the team has three fouls in a row. A goal is made when the ball goes into the basket and stays in. If the ball goes out of bounce, it should be thrown into the field and be played by the first person who touches it. The referee decides the fouls and who receives the ball when it goes out of bounce....   [tags: Basketball, Rules of basketball, Wilt Chamberlain]

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Why Basketball Is The Most Difficult Sport

- Why is basketball the most difficult sport allow me to explain. First and foremost it is the most universal sport statistically and consist of 5 difficult task such as passing,rebounding,shooting,dribbling and defense.Along with other factors such as stamina,clutch,tenasity,power and speed. The purpose of rebounding is to successfully gain possession of the basketball after a missed shot or free throw, as it rebounds from the hoop or backboard. This is a important role in the game, as most possessions end when a team misses a shot or turnover....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League History

- The Basketball Association of America came from a league in North America, 1946; being one out of three professional basketball organizations. The Basketball Association of America (BAA) and another basketball organization, National Basketball League (NBL), formed together to become the National Basketball Association (NBA). Surprisingly, they came together after being big rivals, and fighting for three years over who gets the better players and the most fans to watch the action and most likely to see how much profit they can make from the basketball games....   [tags: hoop, national basketball, nba, ]

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Development of Basketball

- Basketball is a sport people love all over the world and has changed throughout history. College basketball in the 1930s gave younger athletes a new focus during the Great Depression. Professional basketball was an important distraction for people at the time as well.There were some top basketball teams that faced many issues with all the issues in the 1930s. Basketball was growing during the 1930s, serving as a distraction from the Great Depression at both the professional and collegiate level....   [tags: Sport History, College Basketball ]

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Dr. James Naismith And The Basic Rules Of Basketball

- ... Dribbling was not a part of the game of basketball until the late 1950s and the shot clock was not introduced until 1954. Basketball started gaining popularity all over the states. Basketball started spreading throughout Young Men 's Christian Association across the states and started to catch the eyes of . Dr. James Naismith even held the first college game against Pittsburgh Geneva College. The first official basketball game was played at a New York at Young Men 's Christian Association Training School January 20, 1892, with surprising nine players on each team all playing on the court at the same time , they changed the rules to only allowed 5 players on the Usually in today Nation...   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The Chicago Bulls Basketball Team

- The Chicago Bulls, they have gone through many stages of success, including six championships with Michael Jordon’s Bulls. Michael Jordon in fact is the reason why most people know about the Bulls. The Bulls though do run deeper than just Michael Jordon, because before Jordon came to the Bulls the Bulls had to come to the NBA. The Chicago Bulls are one of the most memorable and historic professional basketball teams in history. The Bulls joined the National Basketball Association in 1965. Before this the Bulls had been known as the Chicago stags, the stags had been one of the best teams in the Business Basketball Association since 1946 and even played one season in the NBA before they folde...   [tags: basketball, team, memorable]

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Ways to Do Conditioning for Basketball

- Basketball is a widely populated sport in today’s society since it was created in the late 1800s by Dr. James Naismith. Many fans enjoy playing basketball but most of them don’t thoroughly understand the process to get in shape to play. Basketball conditioning requires a lot of dedication and is very time consuming. It is a highly competitive and contact sport so being faster and stronger than the other guy can give you more advantages. Many ways to condition are by running, weight training in the gym, maintaining a healthy diet and working on your basketball skills....   [tags: basketball, sports, Dr. James Naismith, ]

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The Origin of the Game of Basketball

- There are 5 seconds left on the clock in the last quarter, the coach calls a time out. Down by 2, the team has a chance to win the game. The whistle blows and the clock winds down, 5...The ball is passed in…4…the point guard dribbles around the key…3…the ball is passed to the shooting guard…2…the shooting guard passes it back to the point guard…1…the point guard shoots from behind the 3-point line…0. Countless fans across the globe may get thrills while watching an intense minor or professional basketball game, although, few actually know where or how this widely popular sport was created....   [tags: nba, basketball players, james naismith]

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Rules on the Game of Basketball

- Do you remember growing up and you had to obey mommy and daddies rules. “sit up straight while you’re eating. Don’t sit too close towards the television. Stop being selfish with your belongings.” Meanwhile as you get older you follow the rules of being in a daycare, classroom, work environment, and society. To be able to know your rules it allows you to know your boundaries on what can you do and what you cannot do. So we encounter rules in our everyday lives even in sports. In sports we need rules in order to play the game correctly and for our safety....   [tags: basketball, nba, james naismith, wnba]

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My Journey On The Basketball Team

- My journey on the basketball team Joining anything comes with a struggle, such as fitting in or trying to be the best. Basketball is a prioritized sport in my family. I always knew that as soon as I hit junior high it would be time to fulfill my family’s prophecy of joining a basketball team. I was not too thrilled of the thought at first. I decided to talk to some of my friends to get their view on it. Most of their responses were negative. I remember my best friend at the time had told me, “You can’t even do your hair and cut your nails, how are you going to play basketball”....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Middle school]

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Basketball Players And The Nba Player

- Professional basketball players in todays present day have been paid in the millions ranging from one million up to twenty five million a year. A million dollar is for an average pro basketball player and up to twenty five million for the superstars such as Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. More players in the NBA are being paid for their performance whereas overseas teams will pay to get any NBA player. Overseas teams will double an NBA player’s salary in order for them to play in their country because it will give them an advantage when they play in their league....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics]

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Basketball Is The Most Important Sport

- ... It was our ninth game of the season and our third game at Home against Wittenberg. We knew going in that this was going to be a tough game and in order to win, we needed to do our best to run our offensive plays and have our fundamentals in mind. This game was also the first game that I was one of our starters, so I was nervous, but excited at the same time. I ran out and gave my teammates a high-five and jumped up and hit shoulders with my friend at the end of the tunnel that my teammates made for the starters....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Varsity team]

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Career Research : Being A Basketball

- Career Research Paper Being a Basketball Coach.The reason why i am studying this career is because i want to know what it is like to be a High School, or a College Coach, and a National League Associations (NBA) and just to see how it is to be a coach . My history of this career is that i have been to so many job shadows that are coaches and some coaches are nice too there players and some are very mean. There are a lot of basketball coaches out there and the employment of this job is to make sure your other coaches stay on track with the players to because some of the basketball players just want to go out and party after a game which that is not good for your body to have alcohol or anythi...   [tags: High school, Basketball, Season, Coaching]

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National Basketball Championship

- The ball soaring towards the basket; flying all the way from half-court. Bang. The ball slams off the backboard and plunges onto the rim as 70,930 people fall into shock. Will the impossible happen. Unfortunately for the upstart Butler Bulldogs, Gordan Hayward's desperation heave at the buzzer of the 2010 NCAA National Championship game was 3 inches off the mark, allowing perennial power Duke to walk away with their fourht National Championship. However, Butler's magical run shows why the NCAA Tournament is such a great event and why it does its job as a fair way to decide the National Champion....   [tags: Sports Basketball]

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Similarities Between Basketball And Baseball

- Comparing and Contrast Final Basketball and baseball may appear to be completely different sports however, both are built on sportsmanship and a touch of shared history. While there are obvious differences between these two sports, they are more similar than they may appear. While basketball and baseball are two different sports these two sports play different with their height and weight can significantly influence success in sport depending on how the design of the sport is linked to factors that are height biased due to physics and biology....   [tags: Baseball, Basketball, Pitcher, Baseball field]

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The Basketball Dream of Luigi

- ... “10” announced Ladoo. “0”, yelled Budda. Luigi was very confused, he had no idea what just happened. He thought he would get in until he heard 0 from Budda. Luigi left the gym in confusion, so he went home and slept. When he woke up, he heard from judge Ladoo that there is another tryout 6 days later. He went to the Baker Walter Gym to practice. He was all alone until he saw Miami Lightning’s star player James Lebron. James Lebron gave Luigi tips to get into the NBA draft, he also helped him practice....   [tags: basketball, player, judge, practice, tryout]

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The Sports Of Basketball With All My Heart

- ... Technique is one of the most important things to have if you are a basketball player and you want to be good. Without the proper technique you will not do well and you could injure yourself. Let’s say you jump but you don’t know how to land in a way that will cause less strain on your joints so now you end up with really bad knees or ankles. This is why you should be taught these things by your coach or coaches. I have had many coaches in the many years that I have been playing basketball but my most recent coach has taught me the most Everything coexists in the sense that without one thing or the other you will be incomplete and definitely will not make it into the NBA....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith]

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Michael Jordan and Basketball

- Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America, and only a few of the NBA stars are considered great. There is only one they call the greatest, with six national championships, and 5 MVPs under his name. Michael Jordan could play basketball so many ways he could make an opponent look bad by just passing the ball. Every fan and every announcer loved to say the name “Michael Jordan” or also known as “M.J.” Jordan was the talk of the country, every kid or fan wanted to have his autograph or basketball card....   [tags: NBA, Chicago Bulls, Professional Basketball]

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Basketball Program : The Ottawa Shooting Stars

- ... The first year I was a part of the program it was only one hour but year by year the program grew and by my last two years being a part of the program we had to add an extra hour because of the extensive amount of registrations the online shooting stars site had gotten. So the groups were split in two and the program continued running but now two hours every Friday night with approximately 40 children each hour. I was a part of this program for 3 years and it was run for 3 months a year so an estimate amount of volunteer hours would be 72....   [tags: High school, Basketball, College]

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Vince Carter: NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader?

- Lamar Carter known to all as, Vince Carter, was born on January 26.1977 in Daytona Beach, FL. Carter became an extraordinary leader at a young age. Carter used his talent to gain fame and fortune so that he could give back to his community and the less fortunate. During his years at Campbell Middle School he was the only seventh grader to ever play on the Varsity Basketball team, not only was he on the team but he was a starter on the team. While at Mainland High school he was captain of the Volleyball Team, member of the Marching Band and is known to be the most gifted basketball player to grace their court....   [tags: Biography Basketball]

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The Brasillia Wizards: A Basketball Team in Brazil

- The Brasillia Wizards “The national basketball team of Brazil and its players are well respected in this sport on an international level.”1 The NBA would do well to expand and send the Washington Wizards to Brazil. With a population of 194.9 million5, a GDP of $2.3 trillion5 and world ranking of 1008 and the sport of basketball ranking 3rd just behind football (soccer) and volleyball in popularity,1 this would be a great move for the NBA. Other than the tension placed on our relationship with them by the NSA scandal....   [tags: currancy, scandal, sport, basketball]

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2010 Season of Butler Basketball Outline

- ... 4. When they would reach the Final Four, he would be the youngest coach left. 5. He would face multiple elite coaches in tournament, for example Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski. 6. He would face many challenege as any other coach would going through the NCAA tournament. 7. No one expected for Butler to have the season they did. They only three seniors on the team and a thirty three year old coach. B. The Butler Basketball regular season was a historic season for the college basketball world. 1....   [tags: college basketball championships]

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Graduation Speech : College Basketball

- ... i wasn 't picked. he never showed up to my school. I didn 't know what to think. my confidence dropped. I didn 't know what would happen next. I felt rejected, but really I was being set up for something better. God had a plan. Later that summer my dad received a phone call about a job in the corporate office of Kellogg 's cereal company in battle creek Michigan. this would be our second time living in Michigan and boy was I happy. I knew I would get the opportunity to play basketball with some of my old buddies at Gull Lake High School....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Basketball, College]

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High School Basketball : A Discourse Community

- High School Basketball In the Swales document we looked at in class, a discourse community has a set of common goals (Discourse Community). In high school basketball, the goal is to win the state championship. Also, a discourse community uses a specific jargon (Discourse Community). We see this in the rules and how some players and coaches communicate. Finally, a discourse community has its new members learn from experienced members (Discourse Community). This is evident when we talk about learning the fundamentals from the coaches....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Michael Jordan]

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Why I Join The Basketball Team

- Although I have not considered myself an outsider in many circumstances, I can think of some certain situations where I have felt different or left out in some way. Many times going to a new school or joining a new sports team causes you to feel a little overwhelmed. Taking on so many new things can lead you to feel quite out of place at times. When I decided to join the basketball team my freshman year of high school this was exactly the case. I had just began my freshman year which, is enough stress and struggle as it is....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Sports terminology]

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How I Become A Professional Basketball Player

- ... The rules for high school,college, and pros are all the same. They all have to follow the rules and regulations that have been set upon them. Though basketball has a lot of rules there 's only some major rules that players need to follow in order to play the game. The players on the team are coached by people who have played the sport before and learned the rules according to the official rulebook. Though studying the rule book will help you learn to play better you only need to know some key rules in order to play the sport....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Game, College basketball]

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My High School Basketball Coach

- ... My Coach wasn’t someone who is seen as big and bad; in other words, she was pretty; small, most of the time, she even blended in with the crowd of high school scholars. In the classes, Coach provided the class with a safe and warm environment to learn, providing every scholar with an equal opportunity to succeed higher and higher above all society’s critics about students in New Orleans. We proved and continue to prove what people said were impossible, by our rapid growth. On the court other coaches look for skills, but not my coach....   [tags: High school, Emotion, SAT, Basketball]

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Beginning Of Basketball

- The Beginning of Basketball Have you ever had an interest in how something was invented. An interest in how your favorite activity or hobby came about. Ever since I was introduced to sports and how competitive it was, I became hooked. I enjoy playing football, basketball, and baseball. Of the three main sports that I play, basketball seems to be my favorite. It challenges endurance, speed, accuracy, agility, and strength. I feel guilty not knowing who created the game that takes up most of my free-time....   [tags: History Basketball]

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The Team Of The Wellington Boy 's Basketball Team

- ... I would also let them know you will be in contract with them again soon when you have had a chance to talk with neighboring schools to see if game changes are possible. Secondly, I would call in the athletic director and coach in and discuss with them the event that had occurred. I would remind each person of the school’s professional conduct that facility is supposed to exhibit when talking with parents. I would let them know specifically what behaviors that they had exhibited that was considered unprofessional and not tolerable within the school district....   [tags: High school, Education, Basketball]

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Josh Selby : Top High School Basketball Player

- ... The one-and-done rule was put into place to help players be more successful and help the style of play in the NBA. In 1995, Kevin Garnett opened a new door by declaring for the NBA Draft after high school. In the following year, Kobe Bryant made the jump from high school basketball to professional basketball. Tracy McGrady, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, and Lebron James also entered the NBA right after their high school years. These players were and are some of the NBA’s best players, and a couple of them are considered to be the best of all time....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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Jimmy V, A Football Basketball Player, Coach, And Broadcaster

- Jim Valvano, otherwise known as “Jimmy V”, was a college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster. This paper will cover Jimmy and define his true leadership qualities. Jimmy was an icon in the sports world not only for his coaching ability. He taught the world that leaders need a vision, leaders need to connect with their followers, and that leaders learn from their followers. Jimmy defied the rules and transformed his players into exceptionally good players and even better people. He taught more than basketball to his players and reached outside of his coaching arena to touch the lives of people across the world....   [tags: Leadership, Basketball, Coaching, Management]

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Growing Up I Was A Diehard Basketball Player

- ... All my work finally was paying off and I had actually became happy with my results. My trainer who was there with me from day one reminded me that it’s good to be happy but do not settle where you’re at. He asked me “When you were 10 years old, was your dream to be the 5th best Point Guard in Florida, or was it to become a professional basketball player?” He quickly reminded me that the work wasn’t done, it was only beginning. Even though I had reached success and become one of the best players in basketball in Florida, I felt at the time that I was losing out on my life....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Point guard]

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My Best Basketball Player On My Life

- ... My mom came shortly later and she talked to the coach and she was excited but I wasn’t. Coach Stevenson told me to go warm up in the ring and to start throwing when I was ready. So I thought why do I need to warm up to throw an object so I just started throwing. The first one I threw it went 65 feet and each throw went up from there. Coach Stevenson told me that i was throwing good and there was only one person who is throwing better than me. I didn’t know there were other kids that actually threw....   [tags: High school, Ninth grade, Basketball]

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Physics of Basketball

- James Naismith, born 11/6/1861, in Almonte, Ontario, Canada invented the greatest game of all time. Basketball was invented December 1891 at a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts. The game was invented to be an indoor game for students to play during the cold winter months since there were no previous indoor game that could involve a whole class. Basketball started out with only 13 rules that were made by Naismith in 1891 and the rules have continued to grow and change up to present day....   [tags: physics sport sports basketball]

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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]

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The First Game That Resembled The Present Day Basketball

- The first game that resembled the present-day basketball was initially played by the early Olmec community back in the 16th century. The Mayan and Aztec cultures also had a similar game but instead of a rubber ball, they used the beheaded skulls of their vanquished foes. Nonetheless, the first real basketball game as we know it today was played in 1891 in Springfield Massachusetts. Doctor James Naismith is credited with its invention. James Naismith was an American and Canadian innovator and sports coach....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, McGill University]

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Michael Jord The Greatest Basketball Player Of All Time

- ... He caught the attention of some of the biggest powerhouse colleges from all across the nation. At the end of his senior year, he committed to the University of North Carolina. Berman explained (2009), “Michael Jordan starred in basketball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under legendary coach Dean Smith from 1981 to 1984” (p.471). Jordan started, for several years, under the coaching of Smith. Contemporary Black Biography stated (1999), “ Jordan was named an All-American both his junior and senior year” (p.3)....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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High School Vs. Basketball Team Group

- ... For me I could not eat any snacks that were over 2.5 grams of saturated fat and the snack I was eating could not contain any trans fats. I also could not eat any deserts either which we would have on special occasions like holidays or birthdays. I even remember I wouldn 't eat cake on my own birthday because I was scared that it would mess up my physique and I would have to work it off. This affected my way of life in many ways for at least two years of high school. If I saw my physique change in any way I would spend those couple hours of working out to change it which really affected my schooling because at that time I coul have been studying or doing homework for my classes....   [tags: High school, College, Homework, Basketball]

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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,]

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The History of Basketball

- History Basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith of Almonte, Ontario. While he was attending the international YMCA Training School (School for Christian Workers) in Springfield, Massachusetts, he was challenged by the Head of Physical Education at the school to create an indoor game to distract students and keep them occupied during the extremely cold winter of that area. His response to this challenge was to create a game that required skill instead of brute strength like other popular sports of that time....   [tags: Sports, Indoor]

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The Influence of Basketball

- The Influence of Basketball Sports are often identified to have positive influences on many individuals. The sports industry is growing worldwide, especially the basketball industry, which is regarded in second place behind football. The global prevalence of basketball is unquestionable, especially among the young. Basketball is a dynamic team sport that involves a pattern of alternating, active, and skilled movement activities. There are compound demands that require a mixture of individual skills, team plays, strategies, and motivational aspects....   [tags: sports industry, school players ]

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The Physics of Basketball

- When you play the game of basketball, you are not aware of at the time some of the physics that are going on all around you. For example, you have all the players using force to accelerate and go to top speed. You have the jump shot which uses vertical and horizontal forces. The spin of the ball affects its place once it hits the rim or the backboard. Dribbling comes into major play because of all the different types of forces and actions going on around it. There is two different types of shots that you do in basketball, first being a jump shot, and the second being a layup....   [tags: shot, stop, spin]

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The Creation of Basketball

- Have you ever wondered who created basketball. What the original rules were. How it has changed since it was first invented. Maybe even if different cultures played it and how they did. I will give you all of the answers in a minute. Did you know that our ancestors played a game sort of like basketball before it was even invented. Hundreds of years ago in Mexico, people played games where they would use a ball and hoop. They would take turns trying to throw the ball into the basket and keep track of how many each person made it in....   [tags: aztecs, Ollamalitzli]

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History of Basketball

- ... The game was first played with 9 people on each team.” (Faurschou, “History of basketball”). “In 1896 enough colleges had formed teams to form the first competition. The game was played with only 5 members on each team. ” (McNamee, “A Brief History of Basketball”). Two years after this the first professional league was formed. “Additions of nets to the rim was made to speed up the game before the addition the ref would have to clime up a ladder and get the ball. Another invention that helped out the game was the invention of the backboard, this was to help out the visiting team before this the fans would simply block the visiting teams rim.” (McNamee, “A Brief History of Basketball”)....   [tags: game, aztecs and mayans, ball]

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History of Basketball

- The game of basketball is recognizable high school or the NBA. The sport is very popular and is played worldwide. Everyone may also know the sport from some names of basketball stars. Maybe the names Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Dr. J, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, or Carmelo Anthony ring a bell. They are all outstanding players of the game and have a significant understanding of how the game is played. Basketball has changed alot overtime and has become one of Americas most played sports. It takes time to really learn the ins and outs of the game and also to get a good handle on things....   [tags: Sports ]

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James A. Naismith: Creator of Basketball

- Millions of players of basketball which was created by one man by the name of Dr. James A. Naismith. James Naismith was born around the 1860s. James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891. Dr. James A. Naismith was truly influential to the sports world through the creation of basketball, building Kansas University basketball tradition, and changing lives of millions of people through the game of basketball. Before the game of basketball James Naismith was truly influential to the sports world....   [tags: Biography]

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The Origin and Development of Basketball

- ... The game spread thru the nation, Canada and even certain parts of the world. It became popular even outdoors with servicemen playing it in other countries during War World II. Originally, the game was played with peach baskets or 18” square boxes hung from the balconies of the running tracks of most indoor facilities. At this time the basket height was established at 10 feet, which still stands today. Obviously, the peach baskets and boxes slowed the game down since the ball had to be retrieved after every goal either by someone on the running track or by ladder....   [tags: James Naimsmith, dribble, league]

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The Benefits of Basketball in My Life

- Basketball is one of the interesting sports I have always wanted to engage myself; even as a little child. It was a dream come true when I started playing basketball in my high school.Moreover, I was very good in it, and I became the team leader. Of course, I enjoyed every bite of the time I spent playing basketball. My participation on basketball, had numerous effects on my life, and these are physical, personal and social. When discussing the physical impact basketball had in my life, I will not hesitate to state that, I used to be overweight, but now I have a normal weight....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]

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Effects of Practicing and Not Practicing Basketball

- What are the effects of practicing for basketball and not practicing. There is plenty of effects of practicing and not practicing. The different things that can happen between practicing for basketball and practicing the things that can be effected is that the ability to play games, it can effect the skill level of the player,and learning how to play and cooperate with teammates. This is going to explain what are the good and bad effects of practicing or not practicing basketball. One of the most important thing in basketball is the ability to play games and practicing as a team....   [tags: team sports, improvement in playing]

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The Business of The National Basketball Association

- 1. Nature of the business The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league located in the United States. It is composed of 30 franchised teams, all of which are in the US except for one located in Canada. It markets teams and players, and regulates franchised team ownership. The NBA licenses rights for broadcasting and collects revenue from sponsorships with corporate partners. It also operates the WNBA, a women's professional basketball league; the NBA Development League for players who are preparing for the NBA; and NBA TV, a cable TV channel offering news, original programming, and live game broadcasts....   [tags: swot, competition, resources ]

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How Basketball is Affected by Biomechanics

- How Basketball is affected by Biomechanics According to the oxford dictionary Biomechanics refers to “the study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms”, while McGinnis (2005) defines biomechanics in exercise as the study of forces and the effects of these forces on humans in exercise and sport competition. The objective of this essay is to examine how an in depth knowledge of the biomechanical principles that exist in basketball can be utilised to enhance an athlete’s performance and prepare them for competition in elite basketball....   [tags: athlete’s performance, position]

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Members of the Basketball Hall Of Fame

- The basketball Hall of Fame that represents that comes together. John Naismith became A hall of Fame because he became an old physical instructor that knew many things in life about basketball. He was an instructor from a local YMCA he made a game where basketball was made inside thats made from football and baseball season. he developed an original 13 rules to the game of basketball to show many people what they can do in a game. John Naismith made another team to play from different couLinn, C....   [tags: players, coaches, teams]

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Notes On The ' The Night ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Mill. I was not attracted to the Eagles at all because I did not know much about the team, and the little that I knew did not make them seem like a decent team I wanted to join. I was also quite skeptical and had extremely little expectations of them. Needless to say, I barely considered them. My joining only resulted from the Eagles quickly becoming my only option when Mr. Mill contacted my mom. I first met my team during the rally night where all of the Eagles’ basketball groups (varsity boys, junior varsity girls, etc.) came and scrimmaged amongst their respective teams....   [tags: Basketball]

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Diversity at The National Basketball Association

- The National Basketball Association is the most popular professional basketball league in North America; it is also the most popular professional basketball league in the world. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the most diverse businesses in the world, which was the deliberate plan of former NBA commissioner David Stern. The NBA was once an all white and male dominated league, now through years of an aggressive effort to diversify the organization the NBA is now one of the shining beacons for diversity, tolerance and acceptance in the workplace....   [tags: NBA Diversity Essays]

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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

- The movie “Basketball Diaries” is based on a series of journal entries written by Jim Carroll during the early years of his life, these entries would later on be published as a novel. Growing up in the slums of New York City, Carroll was exposed to many instances of drugs abuse and as a result of his life being filled with stress such as him living in an unstable household without a father, and losing his best friend he began to engage in substance abuse. As a teenager, Carroll was willing to go to extreme lengths just to fit in with his peers....   [tags: story and biographical analysis]

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Life Is Like A Basketball Court

- “Life is like a basketball, it bounces up and down.” I love basketball. I feel affection for the taste of victory, when you win a game. However, I also find losing a worthwhile experience. I worship the feeling where you score a point. It’s slow motion at first, as you gaze at the shot you’ve made, wondering if it is going to manage. Then the taste of your salty sweat and the sound of your pounding heart are back in action. *Swoosh* the ball rapidly swirls into the hoop and falls through the net....   [tags: Sports, Metaphor, Philosophy]

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A Comparison Between Basketball and Soccer

- Basketball is America’s past time. But all around the world soccer is the most popular sport. Fans are crazy about their teams and travel around the world just to see them play. Soccer is the most played and watched game in the world. I could never forget the first time my dad and I went to watch Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in the major league soccer game. The excitement began from my house to the stadium and during the time of game. Now, I was six years old, and my dad had me up on his shoulders so I could have a good sight of the game....   [tags: sports, goal keeper, position]

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The Force to Dribble a Basketball

- If you think about it, it’s almost impossible to measure the force that it takes to dribble a basketball, unless you have the right tools. Let’s just think about the basic physics that you should know. In order to dribble a basketball you need to apply enough force for the ball to go from your hand to the floor and back up to your hand. When the ball is in your hand it is holding potential energy. Potential energy is the energy that is about to be transferred into kinetic energy, which is when the energy is in use....   [tags: energy, pressure, bounce]

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The Angular Aspects of Basketball

- Intro: In basketball, there are many instances where angular motion is apparent. Angular motion refers to all points on an object moving in a circular path about a fixed axis. The limbs of our bodies exhibit angular motion around our joints, so most of the movements involved in playing basketball display some form of angular motion. The two important biomechanical aspects of angular motion are Angular Kinematics and Angular Kinetics. These subdivisions of biomechanics are significant because understanding them can lead to performing the tasks affiliated with basketball, such as passing, shooting, jumping, and dribbling at an optimal level....   [tags: Physics]

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Basketball and The Olmec People

- The first basketball game was played by the Olmec people in the 1800’s. At first they were using a soccer ball and wooden baskets to make the hoops for the game. While the first official basketball game was played January 20th 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Canadian doctor James Naismith created the game for people and athletes to play in the winter. He also created rules and regulations for the game. In 1894 the free throw line was moved from 15-20 feet. In 1895 the value o9f the field goal was moved from 3 points to 2 points....   [tags: College Sports History, James Naismith]

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The Creator of Basketball: James Naismith

- James Naismith is the creator of basketball. Basketball is now a very popular sport. James Naismith accomplished many things in his life. But, the biggest by far is the creation of basketball. James Naismith created basketball while he was a physical education teacher a t the YMCA. He was challenged to make an indoor game for cold Canadian winters in which outdoor games could not be played. While James Naismith was in the process of making his game he observed other sports to take good qualities from those sports....   [tags: YMCA, invention]

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The Basketball Hall of Fame

- The spire, topped with a glowing basketball and detached from the main concourse, can be seen from as far away as Holyoke, dictating to the onlooker the function of the building. Through the twists and turns of the highway, the beacon disappears and reappears until finally, you have reached your destination, the hub of the game of basketball, a complex dedicated to its history and housing its memorabilia. You are at the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the building makes sure to tell you so. Its massive sphere, which at night is lit with blinking and fading lights that swirl around the silver façade of the enormous orb, is a less than subtle allusion to the motion of a spinning basketball....   [tags: travel, sports, museums,]

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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, ]

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The History and Development of Basketball

- ... So, the janitor searched and found some baskets he could hang on the wall. This game became known as basket ball. The very first people to attempt this new game were the members of Dr. James Naismith’s gym class. At first, Naismith was slightly worried that the students would not like his new game. But after a while he noticed that the students were enjoying it. Of course he had to make a set of rules, so here are the original 13 rules of basketball: The ball can be thrown in any direction with one or both hands....   [tags: sports and games]

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Real Teammates in the Game of Basketball

- ... Besides with the satisfaction of just being on the team, “Jankin’ Jersey” give little or no effect. They will not go hard at practice or work outside of practice to get better. They have no desire to get better when they can be great and play. They are fine with being average. For instance, Lazy Larry comes to practice every day. He does just enough to get through practice. He does not try to be first in sprints or get on the court to scrimmage first team. It is always the bare minimum for him....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Influence Of Hip Hop On Basketball

- Hip Hop and Sports, they may be polar opposites on the surface, but as you dig deep you may find that they are vastly interconnectedness and that their relationship definitely plays off of one another. Hip hop has an audience that started off with young black men and women living in urban areas spitting the rhymes of their daily struggle and life. This grew; it became an empire spreading from east to west, from continent to continent and reaching an audience that no one could really ever imagine....   [tags: African American, Hip hop, Hip hop music]

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The Effects Of Sports On The Basketball Team

- ... Tips can help rather than having parents force things to happen. Sometimes we can’t always do the play they suggest. Tips are just ideas, so if the chance occurs to do that play. Athletes can confuse tips with directions and expectations. Athletes feel that if that don’t perform up to their parents expectations they will let them down, and no one wants to be stressed out before the game ever starts because parents put too much pressure on kids. Too much pressure on athletes can have a bad effect....   [tags: Need, Want, Game, Child]

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History and Rules of Basketball

- When people play basketball, they usually don’t think about the history. They don’t think who created it, who leads in assists, steals, blocks, points, and rebounds in the entire history of the sport. Did they know that it was illegal to dunk just because of one person, and he soon became the all-time scoring leader. Who created the name “slam dunk”. When was the first basketball game ever played. Who was on the first basketball team, and how many players were on a team. In 1891, Dr. James Naismith, head activities director at YMCA, was given 14 days to create an activity to play in the winter....   [tags: rebound, YMCA]

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Rules and Regulations of Basketball

- ... 2. If you are dribbling the basketball with your left hand, the off foot has to lead the dribbling. Thus, when the basketball reaches the floor, your right foot should be in front. However, when you are walking while dribbling, on each step, you can dribble the basketball. 3. By bending your knees, lower your body, while keeping your back a bit straight. Keep your chin up and look forward instead of looking at the ball. 4. The height of dribbling the ball depends on your position to the defensive player....   [tags: dribble, court, competition]

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The Association Of The National Basketball Association

- Crisis Brief Background I am posing as NBA commissioner, David stern, responding to claims that referee Tim Donaghy regularly bet on NBA games, including those that he refereed. These allegations appeared on June 11, 2008 after the referee manipulated the outcome of a game (Pugmire, 2008). The referees employed by the National Basketball Association (NBA) are entrusted to make sure that games are determined by the set NBA rules and the skill and effort put by the teams. Therefore, the referees are expected to uphold a certain behavior code and....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States]

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A Report On The Basketball Season

- ... So, we knew going in that they had some feelings about what happen at the last game. We started warming up around six o 'clock. Fans were already starting to come in and sit on their team sides. I was nervous it was one of the first really big games I ever played on varsity. The announcer started to call the players who were starting names and I was ready to win this game for the seniors because they deserved it for all the hard work they have done during their years playing for Freeman. The game was about to start and the fans were screaming like crazy already....   [tags: Game, Play, The Black Wall Street Records, Games]

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Competition Within a Basketball Team

- Basketball is a highly competitive sport, usually played between two different teams. Yet, the competition runs deeper than just the game played between two opposing teams. The truth is, players on the same team compete over roles all the time. This type of in-team competition is normal, but it must be kept at a healthy level. The Legacy Girls' Basketball team suffers from this type of competition everyday. In the past, the girls have had very successful seasons––just last year, in fact, they went 13-12....   [tags: defense, legacy girls, comunication, ]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- A big issue that is talked about today is whether college athletes should be paid or not. They are the ones that train every day to put on a show for the people and entertain them almost every night. They bring in the big money into colleges and different conferences. It is not fair for them to not get any profit after all they do. The college athletes of today should be paid because of their hard work, they have no money, and it would benefit them. There are many people who may agree with this argument but there are also a lot of people who believe it is a bad idea or just don’t want to....   [tags: Basketball]

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