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Members of the Basketball Hall Of Fame

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

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Diversity at The National Basketball Association

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

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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

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

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Life Is Like A Basketball Court

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

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A Comparison Between Basketball and Soccer

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

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The Force to Dribble a Basketball

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

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The Angular Aspects of Basketball

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

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Basketball and The Olmec People

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

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The Creator of Basketball: James Naismith

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

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The Basketball Hall of Fame

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

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Become a Good Basketball Player

- There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ]

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The History and Development of Basketball

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

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Real Teammates in the Game of Basketball

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

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Influence Of Hip Hop On Basketball

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

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The Effects Of Sports On The Basketball Team

- Children today are under a huge amount of pressure when it comes to sports. From score rankings, grades to play, parents yelling and coaches saying the play. Madison, a ten-year-old girl on my sister’s basketball team, complains that, “I hate when parents tell us to do the exact opposite of what the coach says.” The child has to decide whether they are going to listen to the coach or their parents because the parents will be mad if they didn’t do what they said. Nevertheless, the coach could be always have the child sit out because they didn’t listen to what he or she was saying....   [tags: Need, Want, Game, Child]

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History and Rules of Basketball

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

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The Day Of The Basketball Tournament

- When we first moved into the neighborhood, everything seemed so peaceful. In the nearby playgrounds and streets, you would see young children at play, without a care in the world. Old men were sitting in lawn chairs on their patios playing cards and telling jokes. Teenagers were seen dancing and playing sports all around the neighborhood. Happiness and positivity flowed in the air like the waves of an everlasting ocean. In short, everything seemed perfect, until a robbery that took place at my home significantly changed my entire outlook on my neighborhood....   [tags: Robbery, Theft, Neighbourhood]

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Rules and Regulations of Basketball

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

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The Association Of The National Basketball Association

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

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A Report On The Basketball Season

- One Team has to Fall "Shannon you are going to take this three and win the game for us" Coach said. Senior night for my teammates. I was a tenth grader taking the final shoot to win the game. Everything was going through my head, I cannot let down the seniors on senior night or I am only a sophomore I should not be taking this shoot. I knew when it came down to it I could make this shoot and I was the best one at doing it. My tenth grade basketball season was different than I expected. Three players quit from last season and I was supposed to be fighting for the starting shooting guard or winger job....   [tags: Game, Play, The Black Wall Street Records, Games]

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Competition Within a Basketball Team

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

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Business Skills And Playing Basketball

- As a child growing up I was taught that being a business man was substantial in becoming a man. My father always made it his responsibility to engineer the foundation of business. His main goal for his son was to become an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, I became interested in a different field. With the same intentions of staying in business, business analyst grew on me unexpectedly. My father being the disciplinarian kept me business orientated but sports had an effect as well. Life began to hit me once I was leaving High School....   [tags: Health care, Health, UnitedHealth Group, Medicine]

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Baseball, Sports, Basketball, And Baseball

- There are many sports played across the country such as football, basketball, and baseball. Many families spend countless hours participating and watching sports all for the love of the game. Today, sports consume most people’s everyday lives. People have become fascinated with one sport in particular (“Baseball History…”). Baseball, America’s favorite past time, was created over 150 years ago evolving as necessary, and has been home to a myriad of teams and players, some of whom have left indelible marks upon the game....   [tags: Baseball, Babe Ruth, Home run, New York Yankees]

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Physics : Physics Of Basketball

- Physics of Basketball Speed can be characterized as the velocity of something in a provided guidance. Increasing speed is the vector amount that is characterized as the rate at which an item changes its speed. Jumpers ought to quicken to idle speed and keep up speed through the bounce. Ideal speed is at full speed, however capable and controllable sprint so that the run is steady. The state ought to concentrate on force (see underneath) while the move from the begin ought to display ideal sprint mechanics with the body at 90o with the ground, going at most extreme speed, having foot contacts specifically beneath the hips....   [tags: Force, Energy, Conservation of energy, Human leg]

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

- The pressure was on as the timer beeped for all basketball players to come back on court after half-time. Richmond Spirit and my team, the James River Eagles, were tied 11-11. The crowd waited in anticipation; no one would have expected us to tie with the top team in the league. It was clear something was different about our team of merely eight. As I reflect upon that game, I had always thought it was our physical strength. Yet, as I write this, I have come to realize it was not our skills that lead to our previous wins and tying with Richmond Spirit....   [tags: Basketball]

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Michael Jordan and Basketball

- A former American professional basketball player and known as the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan.He was born in Brooklyn; New York and later moved to North Carolina. He was also known with the nickname “Air Jordan” and “His Airness.” MJ, son from James Jordan and Deloris was married to Juanita Vanoy in September 1989. Jordan had two sons,Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James and a daughter, Jasmine Mickael. But Vanoy divorced him in February 2002. Michael Jeffrey Jordan started his career playing at the college basketball league for the University of North Carolina....   [tags: chicago bulls, nba titles]

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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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A Spiritual Basketball Leader

- Phil Jackson is a well-known man in the basketball world, as a championship coach and leader. Not only for his knowledge of basketball was he considered great, it was also for his use of alternative spiritual methods to assist his coaching. Through his Naturalist and Pantheist worldview he left a legacy of a role model. Phil Jackson’s money and career, views about the nature of God, and family are ultimately shaped by his worldview of Naturalism and Pantheism. Comparing my worldview of Christianity to Phil Jackson’s family, career, and nature of God, we will determine whether the role model status is relevant to how I perceived a role model....   [tags: Phil Jackson, notorious coaches of the NBA]

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Kevin Durant: Basketball Player

- I am doing my successful person report over Kevin Durant, because, he has played a dominant role in carrying the Thunder Basketball team and represents Oklahoma City in a great way. Kevin Durant has been a huge impact on the court and in the public as he soars for the dunk from the free-throw line to amaze the crowd, he also volunteers at various organizations and remains humble despite his numerous accolades such as, three time NBA scoring champion, rookie of the year, and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Olympics....   [tags: NBA, Oklahoma, Olympics]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- “The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of student-athletes and equipping them with the skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and throughout life.” (NCAA). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) states that that they are a non-profit organization, but the truth is they make billions of dollars yearly. The amount of money being made off of college athletics has created a debate about whether or not student-athletes should be paid to play....   [tags: Basketball]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- There are many people who may agree with this argument but there are also a lot of people who believe it is a bad idea or just don’t want to. Some sports economists were asked if college athletes should be paid, to them they thought it was a pretty obvious answer and not a difficult question (NCAA…). It is not that hard of a question, anyone could answer it because everyone knows the colleges have money and the sports bring in even more money from the events. Even professors decided to get together to talk about this issue and some of them agree that men’s football and basketball players should get paid (NCAA…)....   [tags: Basketball]

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High School Basketball Stars

- ... But everyone else on the team could make up for it. Across the table from Gage was Henry the 6’2” – 175lbs sophomore shooting guard. This season he thinks is his time to shine. Kevin, was the shooting guard last year and 67% of his shots were from behind the three point line. The only reason he played was because he was a senior and his dad was the coach. He graduated and is now playing at some division II College in Northern California, his dad followed him there and now is the head coach for his son once again....   [tags: Sports, Teammates]

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The Physics of Basketball

- The Physics of Basketball There are many aspects to the game of basketball and physics can be applied to all of them. Although to be good at basketball it is not necessary to play it from a physics point of view. Basketball players become good by developing muscle memory for the actions that must be performed in the game of basketball from years of practice. Nevertheless knowing some of the physics in the game of basketball can help a good player be a better player. In this paper I will cover the three most important aspects of the game, shooting, dribbling and passing....   [tags: Science Sports Athletics Essays]

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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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The Physics of Basketball

- The Physics of Basketball Introduction Any child can pick up a basketball, bounce it a few times, and throw it at the hoop without realizing the complex physics he is involving himself in. However, a greater understanding of the sport can be gained by applying the principles of physics to these actions. Through this paper I will be examining the physics of dribbling and shooting. For the equations, I will use a standard men’s basketball with a mass of 25 oz. (0.7 kg) and a diameter of 9.39”. Dribbling If the basketball was simply dropped from a height of 1 meter with no initial push from the dribbler and rebounded from the floor in a perfectly elastic collision, Mechanical Energy for the...   [tags: Physics Essays]

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The Physics of Basketball

- The Physics of Basketball The more and more I look around I begin to see how physics are integrated into practically everything that we do. These things would surely go unnoticed without making a conscious effort to notice them. For example simple things like riding a bike, or driving a car, or playing catch with a son or daughter. Just as these activities are loaded with elements of physics, sports are also, especially basketball. Physics play a part in every aspect of the game, from dribbling, passing, and shooting, to things as simple as setting a screen....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays]

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The Physics of Basketball

- The Physics of Basketball The NBA playoffs are making the headlines all over. Every news channel, sports channel, and newspaper has a story about the big games. Everyone is making bets as to who will be the big champions. Will it be the defending champions, Los Angeles Lakers, or will it possibly be one of the underdogs. This is the most intensive time of year for basketball fans as they watch the teams battle out the game. Up and down the court, the turnovers, rebounds, fast breaks, and most of all the baskets make the games exciting....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays]

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The Commercialization of Basketball

- The Commercialization of Basketball The game of basketball is changing, but not willingly or by it own doing. Corporate America has been poking around in the petri dish containing American sports for years now, steering its path of evolution wherever desired. The effects can easily be seen on and around the basketball court in the form of corporate logos engrained on the floor, product advertisements everywhere from the rafters to the programs to the scorers table, and company labels stitched into players uniforms and shoes....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Bouncing Balls: Basketball

- Have you ever asked yourself how much energy or effort it really takes to dribble a basketball. Energy can only mean one thing: the strength required in a physical or mental activity such as basketball. Every time someone would bounce a basketball on the floor it has to transmit energy for the ball to come back into the air, or into your hands. Without the force of energy, you couldn’t handle the ball like the way you’re supposed to in the game. Why is it when you stop dribbling a basketball, the ball stops bouncing....   [tags: physical activity, effort, energy]

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Allie’s Basketball Dream

- Allie’s Basketball Dream Just by looking at the cover of the story “Allie’s Basketball Dream” by Barbara Barber I could already tell that the story itself seems to be an ideology. The ideology is not hard to figure out; even the name of the story gives it away. Most girls dream of being a ballerina, a princess, or even a vet but with Allie’s case she wants to be professional basketball player. When I first picked up this book, the name of the book intrigued me to want to read it because I never would have guessed a girls dream would be to be a professional basketball player....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Barber]

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Personal Essay- Basketball

- Basketball has played a big role in my life thus far. The game of basketball to me means everything that I want to have for my city and for myself. I have a dream of holding up a state championship trophy for my team and for myself. I have put countless numbers of hours into what it would be like for this dream to become a reality. Next year will be my final year of high school basketball. Texas district realignment moved this super small 4A team to an extremely large 3A school. The chance of winning the state championship in 3A is much better than we could have if we had stayed in 4A....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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How Basketball Works

- Did you know that the first ever hoops were simply just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire. Surprisingly in 1972 college basketball was only televised regionally. Interestingly enough Walt Fraizer was the first player to get paid to where certain shoes!. Starting from the days of the peach baskets basketball has come a long way in the rules, the teams, its history, and the NBA. Basketball was invented in 1891 by a man named James Naismith and the first game was played in December 1891....   [tags: shooting hoops, indoor team sports]

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How It Works: Projectile Motion in Basketball

- Physics is a part of everyday life. It is evident in the modern technological devices we use in every day experiences and objects around us. Although physics is understood to be only useful in the classroom, physics can also be applied to one the most popular activities on the planet, basketball. Whether jumping for the ball, or leaping for a slam dunk, the human body follows the same laws of projectile motion as do other objects. The sport that includes shooting, passing, running, and dribbling involves topics covered in physics such as force, friction, effects of air resistance, velocity, air pressure and energy....   [tags: physics in indoor sports]

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Aerobic Fitness in Basketball: A Case Study

- Aerobic Fitness Assessment Scenario This study will involve an offseason basketball-training program. The study will consists of male varsity basketball members ranging in age from 17 to 19. These 24 team members will be juniors and seniors at the local high school, and they will have been active members of the basketball program since their ninth grade year. The head and assistant basketball coaches along with the athletic trainer will be responsible for this study and will use the basketball gymnasium and school training room....   [tags: high school gymnasium, athletes]

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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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My Two Passions: Basketball and Education

- At the age of one I was presented with two challenges, which are now my special interest. Challenges that seemed bigger to me than life itself. My grandfather bought me a basketball on my first birthday. He saw in me an athletic ability that would later bless those around me and eventually become the love of my life. Even though the ball was bigger than me at that time it became one of my favorite "toys" to play around with. My mother however, also saw in me the potential to be the best through my education....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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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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Basketball's Greatest Coaches

- Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and the second most popular in the United States and unlike other popular American sports it’s the only one that originated in the U.S(The basketball man, 2006).The game of basketball has evolved tremendously since its creation in 1891 by James Naismith. Naismith was a physical education teacher at the School for Christian Workers, now Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was approached by the head of the department one day in early December to invent a game that will keep the athletes busy and entertained during the winter months....   [tags: Sports, History]

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Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike

- ... Pearl Avenue represents Flick’s life. The street does not take a straight path but it bends and is “cut off before it has a chance to go two blocks”(3). The poem implies the street reaches a dead end. This is also true for Flick, who was also cut off before he was able to make anything of his life. He was a hero while he was playing basketball in high school, but now he has a dead end job at the gas station and he has been cut off from his dreams. He never had a chance to go very far in life because he put all of his efforts into basketball and he did not focus on his academics....   [tags: athletics or academics, poem analysis]

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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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Why I Started Playing Basketball

- Generally speaking it is every freshman dream to play varsity. In my case, however, it is quite the opposite. I started playing basketball in the seventh grade. For me a the time it was just a way for me to pass the time and stay in shape of track. I ended up playing into my eighth and freshman year or high school. Its was a lot of fun and I was having a good time. As soon as the summer going into highschool hit, things made a complete one eighty. I went to work under the varsity coach. He was a tough man to work under....   [tags: Learning, Play, 2008 albums]

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Mechanics of the Basketball Free Throw Shot

- The free throw shot is one the most important shots in basketball. In fact, around 20% of all points scored in the NCAA Division 1 are from free throws shots (Kozar, Vaughn, Lord, Whitfield, & Dve 243-248). The importance of this shot increases later in the game, because free throws tend to comprise greater percentage of the points that are scored in the last 5 minutes than the initial 35 minutes by either the wining or the losing team (Kozar et al., 123-129). The free throw shot is considered as the easiest shot for a professional basketball player, as the player stands alone, 15 feet away from the hoop with no defense or distraction....   [tags: sports, NCAA]

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Phil Jackson: A Spiritual Basketball Leader

- Phil Jackson is a well-known man in the basketball world, as a championship coach and leader. Not only for his knowledge of basketball was he considered great, it was also for his use of alternative spiritual methods to assist his coaching. Through his Naturalist and Pantheist worldview he left a legacy of a role model. Phil Jackson’s views about the nature of God, career, and family are ultimately shaped by his worldview of Naturalism and Pantheism. Comparing my worldview of Christianity to Phil Jackson’s nature of God, career, and family, we will determine whether the role model status is relevant to how I perceived a role model....   [tags: Phil Jackson, Coach]

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Gold 's Claims For Better Basketball

- As far as Silver’s claims for better basketball overall from a raise in the minimum age eligibility, they are not justified. “Better” can be said about both sides of the argument but, the side in which we take the rules back to the pre-2005 era is more justifiable. We will have more skilled, more matured players which, in turn, will increase the amount of viewers, ticket sales, concessions and overall revenue. The league will also benefit in overall skill with bringing in talent that needs to be there because greatness thrives off greatness....   [tags: Collective bargaining, Negotiation]

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My First Mini Basketball Hoop

- My dad likes to joke that I came out dribbling a basketball when I was born. The truth is, he isn’t that far off. I got my first mini-basketball hoop on my first birthday, and I cannot remember a time since that basketball hasn’t played a major role in my life. So when it came time to choose a topic for this paper, it only made sense to choose something that would increase my constantly expanding knowledge of basketball. I was able to narrow my topic while browsing YouTube and deciding to watch the 1966 National Championship game between Kentucky and Texas Western-El Paso....   [tags: United States, African American, Jim Crow laws]

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Benefits Of Being A Nba Basketball Star

- Furthermore, the NBA is racialized because the African American players have a limited position they can take which is only to play the game of basketball. For example, not only are Black males playing in the league, but they are set up as like products of the league (Hughes, 2004). This shows that the only main role that Black athletes have are to play the sports itself, it is rare to see a Black person own team, referee a game, or be a coach of the team. The policies and rules regarding the black players of access, behavior, pay, age, skill, and performance is seen from White NBA team owners as a place for Black male bodies for sale on the NBA market (Griffin, 2012).This explains that Whit...   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, African American]

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Being A Athlete Player And Basketball Player

- We met each other in 6th grade, having similar last names meant our lockers were within a few feet. He was a tall bigger kid for middle school, and I was small, weighing in at a whopping 92 lbs. He was a football player and a basketball player, I was a cross country runner and a wrestler. Despite our differences in sports, something about our personalities just meshed. I am pretty lighthearted and zealous about things. He was a super laid back guy who’d, jokingly get worked up about something, and I’d be there to harass him all along the way....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school]

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Larry Birds' Great Basketball Career

- When people think of Indiana State, the name Larry Bird often comes to mind. For a while in athletics, that seemed to be the only thing Indiana State had going for them, until recently. These past few years however, people are now starting to see Indiana State as a school with good athletics because of their basketball, baseball, and running programs. “It’s all over now,” said the Tribune-Star’s Todd Golden on Indiana State’s chance of going to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Golden). That loss, which was to Missouri State, started a three game losing streak to end the Sycamore’s regular season....   [tags: indiana state, ncaa, athletes]

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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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Persuasive Speech : My Basketball Game

- There’s 6 seconds left on the clock, we’re up 70-39. Whether we said it or not we all came into this game thinking we were going to lose, or at least I did. I take a moment to look around me and at this 6 seconds I notice I’m playing with four girls who over the years I have grown to “hate”, but walking out of this gym tonight I will be leaving with different thoughts. The clock is winding, and so are the few seconds of my last basketball game on my home court or my last game at all for the matter....   [tags: Game, Play, Games, Toy]

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March Madness: College Basketball Season

- Every March college basketball fans and million alike anxiously await the start of the NCAA tournament. For a three week period from the middle of March to the beginning of April the entire country is engulfed in college basketball’s premier event. The tournament consists of 68 of the best teams in the game all competing for one title, NCAA National Champions. Colleges and Universities all across the country compete bringing students, alumni, and fans alike all carefully watching, waiting for that one bracket breaking upset or spectacular buzzer beater....   [tags: college sports industry, NCAA tournament]

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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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Basketball in NS

- Basketball was first introduced to Nova Scotia as early as 1895 but in the past thirty years the popularity of the sport has really taken off. The high concentration of universities in the province, the tradition and esteem of the high school programs, and the continued support from a large and knowledgeable basketball community have made the game a staple of Nova Scotia life, culminating with the capital city of Halifax becoming known as the basketball capital of Canada. When you talk about basketball in the Maritimes you can break it down into different levels of competition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Started Playing Travel Basketball

- In 2008, I began playing travel basketball. The practices were long and my parents usually dropped me off and then came to get me after practice was over. This, however, did not always work because practice might end early, and I would have to search for a phone to use. This forced my parents to reluctantly decide it was time for my first cell phone. For four years, I bought and recharged my minutes until I finally received a smartphone for my fifteenth birthday. The idea of being able to contact anyone or access social media at any time appealed to me and as anyone would expect, I assumed my life would be one hundred percent easier....   [tags: Mobile phone, Cellular network, Telephone]

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Basketball In Colleges

- U.S. school and college basketball (Summary of the Jackie Miranda Article) Basketball at the school and college level developed from a structured, rigid game in the early days to one that is often fast-paced and high-scoring. Individual skills improved markedly, and although basketball continued to be regarded as the ultimate team game, individualistic, one-on-one performers came to be not only accepted but used as an effective means of winning games. In the early years games were frequently won with point totals of less than 30, and the game, from the spectator's viewpoint, was slow....   [tags: essays research 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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The Evolution of Dr. James Naismith's Basketball Game

- Basketball was created 115 years ago by Dr. James Naismith. When he created the sport he developed a set of 13 rules that created the game of basketball. However, basketball was not how we know it back then. For example, the goals used to be peach baskets nailed 10-feet high and dribbling the ball was not part of the original game. Basketball was an instant success. The new sports popularity quickly grew nationwide and was introduced in many nations. Naismith never got to see the game the game evolve to what it is today....   [tags: indoor sports]

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One and Done: College Basketball's Silent Killer

- One and Done: College Basketball's Silent Killer Background A one and done in college basketball is defined as a college basketball player who withdraws from school to enter the NBA draft after only one year of collegiate play. While there have been great players who have been successful going the one and done path for example, Kevin Durant. There have also been many one and done players who were and are out of the league by age 21 for example Josh Shelby, Rodney White, Joe Alexander. The One and done rule is ruining the greatness of college basketball it’s sucking the life out of traditional basketball powerhouses who attract the top high school players in the country and, its ultimat...   [tags: University Athletics, Professional Sports]

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Sherman Alexie 's Why We Play Basketball

- Although it is played professionally and people make a living off it, basketball is a sport that brings many people together. Sherman Alexie is a Native American who grew up in Spokane Indian Reservation; most of his writing is based on his experience as a Native American. In Sherman Alexie’s poem “Why We Play Basketball”, basketball is not only for entertainment, it can be an intrinsic motivation for people aiming for a better future. Alexie uses basketball to describe his childhood. This poem answers the question why they play basketball because of their childhood experiences....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Spokane people, Indian reservation]

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Benefits Of Basketball Is The Most Productive Sport For Children

- Benefits of Basketball Over twenty-six million American children play basketball. Basketball is the most productive sport for children because it enhances health factors, improves grades in school, and develops self-image. I would recommend that all people of any age play basketball, for fun or competition. Children’s health issues are currently a major concern in our nation. Over one-third of the United States population is obese. Today’s advanced technology prevents children from being active....   [tags: High school, Obesity, Learning, Decision making]

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Basketball

- 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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Comparing “David and Goliath” and The Basketball Underdog” by Malcolm Gladwell

- The stories of “David and Goliath” and “The Basketball Underdog” are similar and different in many ways. These stories are both in the same book David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell’s book talks about underdogs, misfits, and the advantages of these people. Both of these stories have an overlying theme of the advantages of an underdog. The stories “David and Goliath” and “The Basketball Underdog” have many similarities and differences between the two of them. “David and Goliath” is a biblical story of an underdog overcoming the odds and winning....   [tags: battle, risk, biblical]

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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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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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How The Dream Team Changed Basketball Forever

- Although the 1992 Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is considered the greatest assemblage of professional athletes in history, the Dream Team does have its critics. Regardless of the bureaucratic problems that stemmed from allowing NBA players to compete in the Olympics, many benefits were reaped by intertwining the two associations. Even though the basketball that was played with the Dream Team did not differ fundamentally, it changed the game of basketball forever because it respected the historical values, inspired young basketball players to pursue their NBA and Olympic dreams, and it treated book reviewers to an action-packed topic whilst also changing international basketball for the bette...   [tags: history, professional athletes]

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Basketball

- Basketball Basketball was created a simple game. The primary objective was to place a ball, without dribbling, into a peach basket. However, like Darwin's theory of man, basketball has evolved into the most exciting exhibition of athletic ability. Basketball has seen many rule changes, because of the increasing ability of the players. Basketball is a melting pot, where black, white, and European people excel. This is a sport that is color-blind. This sport requires complete control over one's body and mind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Basketball

- WHY THE NBA DREAM IS RUINING COLLEGE BASKETBALL The National Basketball Association is a corporate powerhouse with installments in nearly every major city in the United States. With the exception of European soccer, professional basketball generates more money per season than any other sport in the world. NBA superstars carry as much authority in the entertainment business as the most popular actors, comedians, and musicians. Even the guys who are last off the bench are making more money in one season than the average middle-class worker makes in five years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Is Basketball Without Mic

- What is Basketball without Michael Jordan When someone says the name Michael Jordan, the first thing that might come to mind is basketball, Nike shoes, or Wheaties. Through the years Michael Jordan has proved time and time again that he is the greatest basketball player ever and by doing that he has gained tremendous popularity throughout the world. People of all ages and from all nationalities have gathered to watch him play. 'Even your Aunt Matilda, who might not know anything about basketball, liked watching him play,'; said Daniel....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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BASKETBALL

- BASKETBALL With the number one pick in the NBA draft, the Washington Wizards selected 18 year old Kwame Brown. Each year in the NBA draft the candidates get younger with high school basketball players entering the draft. As good as they are in high school, the NBA is a completely different level. Kwame Brown experienced the change of the competition level from getting a lot of playing time or playing the whole game in high school to not getting a lot of playing time his rookie year in the NBA....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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