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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 Sports Of Basketball And Basketball

- As people look back on the sport of basketball, most would notice it was once six on six instead of five on five. In case someone doesn’t know what basketball is, it is a sport where teams try to advance the ball and shoot it through one basket and to keep the opposition from scoring through the other. Women’s basketball has grown rapidly since the 1970’s. Until then, women and girls had been allowed to play only a six-player game in which offensive and defensive players were rooted to one half of the court (Basketball)....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Three-point field goal]

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The Sports Of Basketball And Basketball

- As people look back on the sport of basketball, many would notice it was once six on six instead of five on five. “Women’s basketball has grown rapidly since the 1970’s. Until then women and girls had been allowed to play only a six-player game in which offensive and defensive players were rooted to one half of the court” (__________). It seems completely bizarre to even think about the game with twelve players on the court rather than ten. Many things changed when they transitioned into the new system of basketball....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Three-point field goal]

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Soccer And Basketball Vs. Basketball

- Soccer (Football) as known in most of the countries and Basketball both are sports that played at high schools and colleges in U.S.A. The physical body contact is a part of these two games. The similar points of both of them are not too much. Both soccer and basketball are sports need a stamina and mental strength to be played, but the childhood and the surrounding environment decide whether the person will prefer one of them over the other. It’s not very strange to find someone who likes and play both of the sports; although that soccer and basketball are played in different ages and it’s for both genders, the way that each game is played causes a various fans bases and that will affect the...   [tags: Basketball, Association football, FIFA World Cup]

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Creating A Basketball Program For The Youth

- Today’s society aims to keep kids off the streets and to get them into good environments. This goal is easily achievable with a 75 inch, symmetrical, orange globe—a basketball. The Federation of International Basketball Associations, or FIBA, states that over 450 million people in the world, from professionals to amateurs, play the game of basketball. The popularity of basketball is skyrocketing in the 605 with the help of two prosperous colleges in the city: The University of Sioux Falls and Augustana University....   [tags: Basketball, International Basketball Federation]

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The Original Rules Of Basketball

- With five seconds left, the once psychotic crowd becomes as silent as a lion stalking its prey. The clock starts and all that can be heard is the opposing team running down the court dribbling the ball to shoot the final shot. The clock sends off a high-pitched shout. When the opposing team missed their shot, the crowd let out shrieks of joy and ran down onto the court to celebrate. Basketball was invented in 1891 by a Canadian Doctor named James Naismith and the game has changed dramatically since....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The National Basketball Association ( Nba )

- The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league teams in North America. The league was founded in New York City on June 6 1946. The men basketball team which is the most successful of it has 30 franchised member club, it has 29 of it in the United States and one in Canada. And the sub branch which is for women is called the WNBA(Women National Basketball Team). CURRENT SOCIAL MEDIA The current media techniques employed by the NBA is there own very site which is (http://www.nba.com/) The NBA also uses twitter to promote and advertise its products and games and which currently have 15.9millions followers and the players also have twitter account which they used...   [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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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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Basketball And Its Impact On Sports

- With time running out and the game on the line there is only one thing to do, shoot the ball; in basketball there has been many instances of fundamentals and athleticism in which history has been made in the sport itself. Basketball as a sport has gone through many obstacles to actually becoming a serious competitor to baseball, which was bigger than most sports in its era. Basketball has gained recognition worldwide because of its fast tempo game and how it is played. To understand the game of basketball and the journey of becoming what it is today, the history is extremely important....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, College basketball]

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Basketball Is And Always Will Be My Love

- Basketball is and always will be my love. The passion I have for this sport is unimaginable. This is the sport that cheers me up when I am distressed or upset. Playing the sport has provided me with my getaway from the worries of life that people need to stay sane throughout the struggles in their journey to success. Every time I pick up a basketball, I instantly enter a whole new world. All the worries, no matter how serious, would just disappear. It would be the thing I would always love to do no matter what the situation, I would go play basketball....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball, 2007 singles]

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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

- Everyone knows the game of basketball by now, therefore not many people know how it got started. Basketball was first discovered in Springfield, Massachusetts by a guy named Dr. James Naismith in 1891. Dr. Naismith was told by Dr. Luther Gulick, who was in charge of the Physical Education at the School of Christian Workers, to create a new game. Dr. Naismith struggled to come up with something. His first idea was to bring soccer and lacrosse inside, however that was too physical. He finally thought of an old childhood game he used to play called duck-on-the-rock....   [tags: Basketball, Rules of basketball, Wilt Chamberlain]

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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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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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Differences Between Body Basketball And Wheelchair Basketball

- Before I talk about the interview it is necessary to illustrate you with the differences in able body basketball and wheelchair basketball. The rules of wheelchair basketball and stand up basketball are very similar. The quarters are the length of 12 minutes. The shot clock is 24 seconds and once the ball hits the rim it resets. When the ball is in play you have 8 seconds to cross half court. Players can only be in the key for 3 seconds unless if the ball is being shot. When a player is inbounding the ball you have 5 seconds to pass the ball in....   [tags: Disability, Wheelchair, Basketball]

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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

- With five seconds left, the once psychotic crowd is now as silent as a lion stalking its prey. The clock starts and all that can be heard is the opposing team running down the court dribbling the ball to shoot the final shot. The clock sends of a high-pitched shout. The crowd shrieks for joy when the opposing team misses the shot and the crowds runs down to celebrate. Basketball was invented in 1891 by a Canadian Doctor named James Naismith and the fundamental still their games has change drastically ever since....   [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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Decision Making For High Level Basketball Tournament

- Introduction Decision making is becoming one of the most important factor in succeeding at high level sports performances, basketball is one of them. (Britton & Yerger, 2015) Klein, Calderwood & Clinton-Cirocco, in 1986 argued, “successful performance does not solely rely on proficient movement control, an effective decision on the required motor response is also required.” This research will focus on understanding the role of decision making in high level basketball tournaments, its’ effectiveness on achieving results and methods that improves the athlete’s abilities for decision makings....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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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 Second Fourth Grade Championship Basketball Game

- Bzzzz. It was the start of the fourth quarter of the fifth-grade championship basketball game, and we had the lead. Thirty-eight to twenty-three. With only an eight-minute quarter ahead of us, we were confident that we had this game in the bag. By this time, we thought we were invincible, after all, we were undefeated, and we did a comfortable lead. But quickly, this confidence began to reveal itself in our play. We slowed down and lowered our intensity. The aggressiveness and relentlessness that brought us this far were suddenly replaced by passiveness and laziness....   [tags: Basketball, International Basketball Federation]

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The National Basketball Association : Golden State Warriors

- The National Basketball Associations, Golden State Warriors are approaching history. They are the number 1 ranked team in the league and the quest for winning a record 73 games is well within reach. The keys they play by have helped them be the success they are. The consistent 3 point shooting threat has left many shaking their heads in disbelief. Always making the extra pass has allowed them to strive on and off the ball. Most importantly teamwork both on offense and defense has led them to be ranked among the league’s best in both....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Basketball]

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Historical Changes Of The Game Of Basketball

- As an instructor at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, James Naismith was tasked with keeping physical education students active through the winter by providing a challenging, vigorous activity that could be played indoors. While he first considered bringing outside games indoors, James invented a new game when he determined these sports were too rough for the gymnasium. For this reason, Naismith 's solution was to nail peach baskets to the balconies at each end of the International Young Men 's Christian Association and have a game that was non contact (hooptactics) ....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, YMCA, Springfield]

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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

- Throughout my high school career, I have participated in two Varsity sports: basketball and track. Basketball is the most important sport that I participate in out of the two because I enjoy it the most. I have been on Varsity in track ever since I started the sport Sophomore year. I run track to keep in shape and due to the other athletes in the sport. I have been playing basketball since fourth grade. It has become a major part of my life and has made me the person I am today. I have learned many life lessons from this sport and about being a team player....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Varsity team]

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My Experience With Basketball And Coaching

- I’ve lived in North Dakota my entire life and received many opportunities from this privilege. With a limited number of kids in each school, I accepted multiple chances to play in sports, get a job, and be a part of many different organizations. With so many opportunities, I discovered a love for basketball and coaching. If I was never born in North Dakota, it’s very possible I wouldn’t have found my calling to coach and teach. Along the way I’ve grown as a leader through numerous activities, and I’m confident in my leadership skills....   [tags: Leadership, Basketball, High school, Coaching]

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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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Personal Statement : Basketball Pain

- Rashel Robinson Basketball Pain As I stroll into practice, carrying my basketball bag, which is overfilled with all of my things. My basketball shoes that smell like sour milk, my practice jersey that also has a terrible smell, along with my deodorant that smells like amazing smelling boys, and my perfume that smells like cherry blossoms. I walk in a rush to the locker room, because before every practice we would have to make fifty free throws. The previous day at practice, Coach Schroeder, the head coach of the girls’ basketball team, yelled at us: “You guys can’t do anything right, GET ON THE LINE!” Without hesitation, the team got on the line....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Coach, Training]

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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 High School Basketball Team

- It was 5 years ago, my eighth-grade year, I was scared and nervous about being the youngest girl on the high school basketball team. I had played basketball since I was in first grade and played on competitive teams with older girls but nothing had prepared me for what I was walking into. We started our first day of practice at 6:30 a.m. on a chilly October morning. Coach Gray sat us down before practice and went over all the many rules he had set for our team. After hearing all these rules and consequences I did not even want to breathe wrong around him....   [tags: Basketball, Game, Aerosmith, Figure 8]

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The Sports Of Basketball With All My Heart

- I love the sport of basketball with all my heart. Basketball literally is my life. My life completely revolves around basketball. Everything about it just makes me feel as if I am at peace. I love every aspect of the sport. I love the discipline needed, the IQ needed, the technique, just how everything coexist in each other. Without any of the things mentioned before basketball wouldn’t be what it is and if it were different I probably wouldn’t feel the same. I’ve been playing basketball for a long time now and I have been learning what is needed to succeed and excel at basketball....   [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 Is The Most Important Factor On Offense

- While growing up my friends and I played many different sports. The sport we played the most was basketball. 1 Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States. As we kept playing the game of basketball we began to take it serious. We practiced on our offense, defense, and playing as a team regularly every day. The more we practiced the better we got at all those things. To master the game of basketball you have to be able to be effective offensively, physically tough defensively, and be willing to be a team player....   [tags: Play, Game, Basketball, Player]

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Basketball Program : The Ottawa Shooting Stars

- During my last 3 years of high school I volunteered with a basketball program called the Ottawa Shooting Stars which was the club I played for during my first 3 years playing competitive basketball. The program that the Shooting Stars are running is called Small Ball. It is program for developing skills but mostly for having some fun and introducing young players to the game of basketball. It manly focuses on Fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, footwork and passing at the most basic level....   [tags: High school, Basketball, College]

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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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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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Graduation Speech : College Basketball

- Since before I was even 1 year old, because before I was even one years old, I had a basketball in my hands. Im surprised it wasn 't my first word. it was my dads pray to be able to have a son who would have the opportunity to play college basketball and I am his answered prayer. since i was born basketball was the only sport I wanted to play. from elementary to middle school to high school thats all I played. Now i am playing basketball for Moravian Prep in Hudson North Carolina and I can smell the college basketball opportunity its so close....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Basketball, College]

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A California Local Basketball Team

- Scenario A California local basketball team called Richmond Oilers is the worst team in which no players exhibit any respect to each other and have no discipline to act. They only won 4 games last season and lost the rest of all games. With the retirement of the former coach, Ken Carter, who played for this school in 70s and held several school record, takes over the head coaching job position. Upon the arrival, he obligates that all players who want to stay in the team must sign in a contract with him which states that they must meet the academic success by attending to all classes, sit in the front row, wear dress shirts and ties on game days and no late to the practice....   [tags: Motivation, Basketball, Coach Carter, High school]

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The Role Of Female Assistant Coaches During Collegiate Men 's Basketball

- Auerbach’s (2016) article shows the slowly increasing presence of female assistance coaches in collegiate men’s basketball, which reveals a slow trend toward women being more represented in all-male basketball leagues. The article presents statistical data defining the roe of women as administrators or athletic trainers, but not as coaches in Division 1 men’s basketball leagues. In this manner, Auerbach (2016) does show that women have been included in various aspects of management of men’s basketball teams, which is an important counter argument against the barriers to women in men’s basketball leagues....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball]

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Michael Jord An Entrepreneur And Retired Professional Hall Of Fame Basketball Player

- Another person that has influenced me is an entrepreneur and retired professional Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan is not only a retired professional basketball player that went to the University of North Carolina but he also hosted a numerous of basketball camps to give children the opportunity to live out their dreams. Mr. Jordan stated. “If you 're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I 've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don 't have to stop you....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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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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New York City Basketball Lost A Legendary Figure Last Week

- New York City Basketball lost a legendary figure last week in Dwayne " the Pearl" Washington. Washington was nicknamed after Hall of Fame great, Earl Monroe aka Black Jesus (his basketball idol). Pearl is one of the greatest point guards to come out of NYC, and his incredible handles, flashy passes and flamboyant style made him worthy of the nickname. You can compare him to the iconic Prince Rogers Nelson, who passed a day later after Pearl. His genius and performances were on the basketball court though....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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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

- How to Become a Professional Basketball Player Basketball a sport that is played throughout the whole world. When playing this sport all you need is a ball and basket. Though the basket does have to be a certain height kids play it in their classroom or outside. What I mean by this is that kids and even adults in the office treat a trash can as a basket and whatever their trash is as a ball. I got interested in this sport when I was in middle school in eighth grade moving on to high school....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Game, College basketball]

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My High School Basketball Coach

- My Motivation My high school basketball coach was also my sophomore English teacher, the one whom I tend to refer to as Coach because the connection between a coach and her player is so much different and closer compared to just having a teacher and scholar connection. Coach was the one who walked around with a bright, cheerful smile despite how her day may have begun or ended. Coach Bubalo was a fighter, she stood with her head held high, giving me the strength to do more than what I thought I was capable of doing....   [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

- In terms of this case study we know that a member of the Wellington boy’s basketball team is one of the starters of the team and could potentially be a great contributor to the team. We also know that he is Jewish and he cannot play any games from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. He is able to play any other day besides Sunday and the days listed above. This student’s dad has been in contact with the basketball coach and explained why these changes are necessary for his child. After the parent contacted coach via email, the basketball coach responded back saying it wasn’t an option and there was nothing that could be done to resolve the issues....   [tags: High school, Education, Basketball]

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Josh Selby : Top High School Basketball Player

- Josh Selby was the top high school basketball player in the United States, and his future as a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association looked nothing but promising (Pick 1). The National Basketball Association, also known as the NBA, is the professional basketball league in America and consists of thirty teams. Every year, the NBA Draft takes place, and the thirty teams select players who are eligible for the league. If Selby had been eligible after his senior year of high school, he would have been a top pick....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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The Sport That I Have A Positive Attitude Toward Is Basketball

- The sport that I have a positive attitude towards is basketball. Throughout my years of playing the sport of basketball I have had many different experiences. I have played on many different levels from recreational levels, school ball, travel basketball, and college basketball. I have played in thousands of tournaments. When I was a freshman, my travel ball team won an ADIDAS National Tournament, and later on we were sponsored by ADIDAS. My high school team was very successful throughout the four years of high school....   [tags: High school, Cheerleading, Basketball]

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I Do Not Like For Play Basketball

- I do not like to play basketball. It was because, honestly, I am not a good baseball player. Sometimes, I feel that I want to be a superman who can play every sport like a popular professional player. Among the sports I like, especially, basketball is popular to students in a university. If I can play basketball very well, it will play a complementary role in cultivating my deep and familiar relationship with foreign students. Some students in Hult eagerly seek cooperative tied by using their hobby, but my hobby reading books is not good hobby to make a friend....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Three-point field goal]

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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

- Growing up I was a diehard basketball player. I started playing basketball at the age of six years old, and at the time I wasn’t very good. I was made fun of a lot because of my weight and I wasn’t very athletic. From six years old till 10 years old, I was constantly picked on and whenever I played basketball with friends it was the same result. One night I was in my bed and I was looking up the statistics of what it took to play professional basketball. At the time I was still 10 years old and there was nothing more I wanted in my life at the time to be a pro basketball player....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Point guard]

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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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My Best Basketball Player On My Life

- When I hear the word track I get so excited because I know it is something that i’m good at, something I can prove myself to be the best at, a place where I don’t have to think or feel pressured to be the best all the time. For me, track is a place where I can escape and become something other than just another student or athlete. Track has changed my life for the better. My story starts in the 7th grade, when I was the best basketball player on the 7th grade girls basketball team for Brainerd. I was always used to be the best at basketball because I was tall, strong, and not afraid to take chances....   [tags: High school, Ninth grade, 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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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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Michael Jord The Greatest Basketball Player Of All Time

- Everyone knows that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, and the “Flu Game” is a perfect example as to why Jordan is. He had to battle the flu in a very important playoff game. Michael Jordan had so much ambition and aptitude in him that he was able to battle through it and make the game winning bucket. Jordan is a prime example of a kid working hard to achieve his life goals. Michael Jordan pushed himself to greater heights and this proved to people that he was such a great player....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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High School Vs. Basketball Team Group

- When I was just getting into high school, I jumped around groups a lot because there was not really cliques in high school. The one group that I was in was the football and basketball team group. We also all went to same parties and pretty much went every where in the school with someone from our group. Although all of us had the same physique whenever I noticed myself getting out of that certain physique which was having cut arms and abs. I would force myself to hit the gym and workout to get that physique every day....   [tags: High school, College, Homework, Basketball]

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My Last High School Varsity Basketball Game

- It 's the day before my last high school varsity basketball game as a senior… Wow four years went by this fast who would have imagined this day would have came. All day I was thinking about the season ending. This game meant everything to me, it wasn 't any ordinary game. It 's a section game. Win or go home.. With it being my last high school game I wanted to close the chapter knowing I gave it my all. Practice was probably the most intense it 's ever been for me. Emotions were flaring and we were all on the grind....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Free throw, Play]

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Film Love And Basketball Directed By Sanaa Lathan And Omar Epps

- Believe it or not, gender scripts shape our everyday lives. The way we think, act, or even the way we interact with one another is undeniably influenced by gender roles. References toward gender are placed subliminally around us in ads, billboards, and on the television. These messages subconsciously tell us as a society what is acceptable behavior and what is not. As learned in class, gender scripts are socially constructed behaviors that society sets for all of us to follow. If someone behaves differently from the already established norms, that person is looked as weird or as an outcast from the rest of the group....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Basketball, Transgender]

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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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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 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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