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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 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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Basketball

- Basketball An out-line of the event or sport A brief out line of basketball is it is a game played with a pumped round ball between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court. In professional or minor competition basketball is usually played indoors, but it does not need to be. Each team tries to score by shooting the ball through the other teams goal at each end of the court, above their heads. The goal is a round hoop and net called a basket. The team scoring the most such throws, through field goals or foul shots, wins the game....   [tags: Art]

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Basketball

- Basketball Basketball is a great game that is one of the most popular in America. In this sport you have to have good aim to shoot, good jumping skills to rebound, you have to be quick, and also have good ball handling skills. In a real game there are only five players on the court, referees, foul outs, and rules like no running with the ball, no fouling, out of bounds and no running over the other teams players on offense. I really enjoy playing this game and I practice a lot outside on my court and play for P.A.L in the winter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History Of Basketball

- The game of basketball has evolved a great deal throughout the years. Basketball was invented on December 21, 1891. The inventor of the game was a Canadian clergyman, James Naismith (Joseph Morse, 1973). The game of basketball was fashioned from fragments of other games, seeking to eliminate flaws of indoor rugby, soccer and lacrosse. Naismith also borrowed aspects from the children’s game “Duck-on-a-Rock,” in which children tried to knock off a rock from a boulder by tossing smaller rocks from about 20 feet away (Lauren S....   [tags: Sports]

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Duke Basketball

- There are 12240 students at Duke University, and every year 12 out of those 12240 are put on a mission. The expectations are far above the ground, these 12 men and their coaching staff are called the Duke University Blue Devils basketball team. Year after year their mission is to bring home an NCAA basketball national championship trophy. Three of 84 teams at Duke University have reached their goal by winning a national championship. Duke is one of the nations best known basketball programs. Just eight miles away from Dukes campus, one of their toughest competitors and arch enemy, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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College Basketball

- College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States today. It is looked at as a pure form of the game and the national championship of college basketball is revered by many and a lifetime goal for some. Despite this reverence of the sport at that level, there has been a disturbing abuse of college basketball progressing over the past few years. More and more players today are using college basketball not as a time to perfect their abilities in the sport, but instead to use it as a springboard to the pros....   [tags: Papers]

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Duke basketball

- Duke Basketball If you want to talk about success stories, Duke basketball is the one to talk about. This miracle didn't just happen overnight, it took time. Krzyzewski became coach in 1980-81 with not a lot of talent. He makes big moves in recruiting in 1982. Some of the people he recruited included Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, David Henderson, Jay Bilas and Weldon Williams. People looked at this new and approved team as one of the nations best team. This started the miracle the still lives on today....   [tags: essays research papers]

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IU basketball

- IU basketball Having read the conspiracy theories, laments of disgust and genuine concern for the lackluster start of the 2000-2001 version of the Indiana Hoosiers, I have formed an opinion of my own. Sources placed well within the Limestone confines of the IU campus have given me tiny nuggets of information, that when woven together, form a tapestry of intrigue, mischief and downright rottenness. I preface the the following by acknowledging that what you are about to read may be considered ridiculous, far-fetched or outlandish but I assure you there are no facts to be miscronstrued....   [tags: Papers]

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A Basketball Workout

- A Basketball Workout This is only a list of exercises Warm-up 1) Suggest that you do some light running and stretching. 2) Do some short range shooting for a couple of minutes and concentrate on "form" shooting concentrating on proper shooting mechanics. Dribbling -- Select a different drill each workout. 1) "Chill" drill --3 right side / 3 left side 2) "Coach Foster" full court dribble series: a) Do each with right then left hand -- one trip up and down the court for each move....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Brief History of Basketball

- Brief History of Basketball Select Dates and Their Importance 1891 Basketball is invented by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1895 The backboard is introduced to prevent fans from interfering with play (baskets were often hung on balconies). 1898 The first professional league, the National Basketball League, is formed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 1908 The dribbler is permited to shoot the ball, and the NCAA eliminates the double dribble. 1914 NCAA, Amateur Athletic Union and YMCA rules are standardized....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Women's Basketball Association

- Women's Basketball Association Background/Prologue [the future]: It is the year 2010. The WNBA has dropped the 'N' from its name and is now referred to as the WBA. There is some confusion over whether the 'W' refers to Women's or World, since both are used. A tiny line of script beneath the official logo on the WBA website gives the name as the Women's Basketball Association, but World Basketball Association is as apt a name as the other. Unlike the NBA, a strictly national league, the WBA made the decision in the early '00s to begin aggressively expanding....   [tags: Creating Writing Fantasy Essays]

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How To Get Better At Basketball

- Hey all you amateur basketball players out there. Read this to find out how to improve your game. Tip 1: To be a great basketball player, you first must know your strengths and weaknesses. Big tall people don't need to shoot threes and short people shouldn't be in the middle struggling to get rebounds. Very physically able players should use that to there advantage to jump higher, run faster, and play better than their opponents. Not very strong or fast players should use fakes and their brains to score points....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Experience with Basketball

- If you were to ask my friends what I love to do, my guess is that the majority of them would come up with this reply, "He loves to play sports". Sports are a big part of my life, and if I had to choose my favorite sport to play it would have to be basketball. I couldn't imagine going a week without being able to touch a basketball, and I thought I would never have to. But on one summer afternoon, that all changed when I broke my leg. It left me on crutches for two months, and not being able to play basketball all that summer....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]

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Michael Jordan is a Basketball Role Model

- Michael Jordan is a Basketball Role Model When someone says the name Michael Jordan, the first thing that comes to mind is basketball, The Chicago Bulls and Nike shoes. Through the years, Michael Jordan has proved time and time again that he is the greatest basketball player ever, and by performing in this rapidly expanding sporting field, he has gained tremendous popularity throughout the world. People of all ages and from all nationalities have gathered to watch him play. A journalist states 'even your Aunt Matilda might not know nothing about basketball, liked watching him play' (Jonathon 1999:58)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of a Good Jump Shot in Basketball

- The Importance of a Good Jump Shot in Basketball Basketball is one of the most watched and played sport across the nation. The offense in basketball includes lay-ups, dunks, free throws, and jump shots. The jump shot is one of the most common shot. Basketball is a very entertaining sport; just imagine playing it with a perfect jump shot. Nothing feels better than being in control, having everyone look up to you in the last minutes of the game. Having that perfect jump shot can either make you or break you in a close game; you think you can do it....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Six Week Basketball Training Program

- Six Week Basketball Training Program The aim of this project is to improve my ability in basketball over a six-week period. I will be doing this by trying to not only practice skills involved in the game but to work at my stamina levels. My main goal is to improve my shooting as I feel this is my weakest quality in the game but I will be training in all aspects of the game, e.g. Dribbling and Defence. I will improve certain components of fitness in my chosen skills and improve my muscular strength....   [tags: Papers]

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The University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program

- The University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program There have been many historical moments with the University of Dayton Flyers Men’s Basketball team, but Mark Weaver recalls of the one that meant most to him. It took place on March 24, 1967, in Louisville’s Freedom Hall for the Final Four of the NCAA (National College Athletic Association) tournament against the highly favored North Carolina Tar Heels (Collett 228). This was the third straight NCAA tournament appearance for the Flyers, but their first ever Final Four (Collett 228)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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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Basketball

- Since I was a child, I loved watching basketball games. I remember when I was around six years old, there was a game on the t.v taking place at OAKA in Greece, and my favorite team AEK was playing against PANATHINAIKOS. The game was going to start at ten o'clock and my dad didn't want me to stay awake to watch it. I started crying as always- when I wanted something I was doing that -and my dad couldn't see me crying so he agreed and said that we were going to watch the game together....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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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 Game of Basketball

- The Game of Basketball Many sports were invented to pass time. Basketball, the game, was one of the greatest to ever be invented. Basketball is truly an American game. It is competitive and fun. This winter indoor game has become a very popular sport among all ages. Dr. James A. Naismith was born in Canada but invented the game of basketball in the United States. He invented basketball by using a rectangular backboard that is 6feet wide and 4feet high. The court includes a free throw line that is 12feet long....   [tags: Papers]

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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 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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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 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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Ex – Basketball Player

- In the poem, “Ex – Basketball Player” by john Updike, (which is a narrative poem) illustrates the nature of life on how life is potentially is seen has a mirror to other people’s life, especially people who play sports. Life is the physical and mental experience of an individual. An in the poem the main character Flick, supply the poem with a good example of how life is potentially a mirror for other people. This poem is formally organized, even though it locks some qualities, it still haves the qualifications of a good poem....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Updike]

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Basketball and its Inventor: James Naismith

- Basketball was invented by a man named James Naismith. He was born in 1861 in the United States. Naismith was a high school sports coach in Massachusetts. He was a sporty guy. People took him as a religious man, because he was. James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Canada. James Naismith dies on November 28, 1939, 22 days after his birthday. He died in Lawrence, Texas. He invented two things. He invented Basketball and the Football helmet....   [tags: Sport, YMCA]

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Differences between Amateur and Professional Basketball

- Collegiate basketball tends to hold to different rules and regulations than the NBA, but the main facets of the game remains the same. The collegiate game, as opposed to the professional ranks, possesses stricter rules to which the universities, players, and coaches must adhere by. If these entities fail to follow the rules, they stand a good chance of facing harsh punishments. These punishments can range anywhere from fines and player suspensions to probation banning the school from postseason play....   [tags: Sports]

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Opportunity in the NBA for European Basketball Players

- Opportunity in the NBA for European Basketball Players European settlers first came to America in 1742 to start over and improve their life styles. It was mostly European settlers that originated America. They did not have a good enough chance to make good money or support there family in Europe so they moved to a new nation to start over or to get away from the war. This is what European basketball players are doing now coming to the NBA in America to improve on there basketball skills as well as make more money....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike

- The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike A Loss of Motivation In English Seven we read a poem called the "Ex Basketball Player" by John Updike. The main character's name was Flick Webb. The poem explains how Flick lost motivation. In high school Flick was an excellent basketball player, if not, the best. After high school Flick didn't continue his basketball skills, and he never had tried as hard on his academics as he did on basketball. Flick now works at Berth's Garage and has a dead end life....   [tags: English Literature Poem Poetry Essays]

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Don Haskings: A Basketball Coach with a Vision

- Don Haskins was the head basketball coach at Texas Western College from 1961 to 1999. Growing up in the 1940s, he had a love for basketball but he lacked raw talent. His friend, Herman Carr, who was black, was a better player and they had played many games together during the course of their primary school years. Haskins was always bothered by the fact that Herman had to drink out of the coloured fountain, and use different restrooms. He did not understand why he was being treated as inferior despite being a superior player....   [tags: Sports, Racism, College]

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What Playing Basketball Taught Me

- “Our deepest fear is not that were are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?” This is one of my favorite quotes to which I associate with greatly. It derives from the book A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Now because of hard work I have overcome adversity and almost reached the point in my life where I am content with myself....   [tags: college essay]

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Don Haskins and The Texas Western Basketball Team

- Ifill pg.1 Prior to 1966 African Americans were not allowed to play basketball with Caucasians. That all changed when six African American men, led by coach Don Haskins of Texas Western College, played in the March, 1966 NCAA championship and won. I believe that Don Haskins created significant change for African Americans and college basketball. Although Don Haskins brought about change for college basketball, it was not without the historical help of Texas Western College. Texas Western was the first college to integrate its undergraduate classes in 1955....   [tags: Biography]

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Michael Jordan is the Best Basketball Player Ever

- Topic: Jordan being the best basketball player ever Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that Michael Jordan even now in the present is still the greatest player ever to play in the NBA. Primary Audience Outcome: I the want the audience to understand why there should be no controversy on who is the best basketball player ever. Thesis Statement: Michael Jordan set records and has set the example of what the greatest basketball player can accomplish and really set the standards of what a hall of famer basketball player looks like....   [tags: nba, champion, number 23]

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The Holy Cross 1947 National Basketball Championship

- The Holy Cross 1947 National Basketball Championship The school was small. The program was an afterthought. The gymnasium was non-existent. That a team from the College of the Holy Cross should find itself in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament was a preposterous notion. But there was Holy Cross, the product of a happy accident rather than a well-conceived plan, preparing to meet Oklahoma for the national title in New York. In March 1947, the team without a home court had appropriated Madison Square Garden....   [tags: Papers]

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How Earl Lloyd Changed Basketball History

- Earl Lloyd was probably the most courageous player of all time. Some people know him as “The Big Cat” others know him as the first African-American to play in an NBA basketball game with the whites; he changed the way people think and look at basketball and black players and coaches. Earl Lloyd loved basketball from a very young age. Earl had two brothers older than him which was Earnest and Theodore. Earl was very dedicated from a very young age. With his high school team he took them to a state championship and won....   [tags: african-american, championship, NBA]

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Two Basketball Players; Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade

- Two Basketball Players; Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade There are many basketball players in the world. Throughout the history, some players became more known than other players. Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade are very well known in this world. Although their awards are similar, Kobe Bryant is a better basketball player than Dwyane Wade because of his statistics and records. To begin with, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade have some awards in common. Both of them have been in the NBA All-Defensive First Team....   [tags: Sports]

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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- 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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- 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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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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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 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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- 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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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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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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Basketball Program : The Ottawa Shooting Stars

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- 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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- Basketball 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 Athletics Essays]

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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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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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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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