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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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Basketball Needs To Be Fixed

- Basketball Needs to Be Fixed Professional and college basketball have become very popular in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Millions of dollars a year are spent on apparel, tickets, and television all generated by people's love for basketball. But in the last couple of years, both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and college basketball have lost a substantial amount of their competition and have caught much criticizim for it. At the heart of this problem is a single cause, greed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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The Changing Face Of Basketball

- The Changing Face of Basketball Basketball has come a long way since its soccer ball and peach basket beginnings in that its style, players, facilities and leagues have developed dramatically and gained tremendous popularity. Salaries have increased from Bob Cousy's minute $45.00 a game (Minser 37) to Michael Jordan's $300,000 + per game (Minser 37). Basketball is a sport in which all ages can participate in any way, shape, or form and is a big part of American society today. In 1891 James A....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Origin Of Basketball And I

- Over the years since basketball was invented, its popularity has gotten very big. The game is played all over the world and has made a lot of people rich through its many professional leagues. The National Basketball Association is, by far, the most popular league in the world, but a lot of people like to watch college, high school, and recreational basketball as much. The game of basketball is one of the most popular and exciting games to watch or play on any skill level. In December of 1891, Dr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Basketball Is My Life and the Focus of My Dreams

- Basketball is my life and the focus of my dreams. Ever since my father introduced me to the sport, I have been passionate about it. When I was four, I received my first Fisher Price basketball court. The court was in my house and the basket was only five feet tall. My parents placed it in the living room since it was the only room in the house without carpet. I practiced shooting every day. I would wear my father’s sneakers and imitate basketball moves that I had seen on T.V. At that age, I did not yet have any self-awareness about my potential for the sport, but my father knew it was very likely to become a passion....   [tags: personal story]

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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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Michael Jordan, Greatest Basketball Player Ever

- It is not very often that one person can change someone else’s life by telling a story of his or her own. Michael “Air” Jordan makes that happen. Michael played an important role in changing how people viewed great basketball and strong, hard-working athletes. Michael’s life explains to the world, how with just a little drive, great achievements can be made. Michael’s life began in Brooklyn, New York, on February 17th, 1963, where his parents James and Delores always stood by his side. His father, known for his unending support, always gave Michael advice on what to do, never letting him down....   [tags: Sports, NBA]

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Men 's And Women 's Basketball Game

- Men’s and Women’s Basketball Game As you know, basketball is a mens and womens sport, they also have a different style of play between each other too. Whenever I go to a basketball game, I always expect to see a great game it doesn’t matter what gender it is. Some may think that men play better, others may think women are. It’s a toss up on who plays better because the style of play is different. The agility and power are two main factors that play a role in this different style of play I mentioned....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Descriptive Essay on Basketball Gym

- The gym where I practice to win, the YMCA, is a place where I know who I am. It is a place I can go to escape my problems for awhile and release some stress. It is not the actual physical building, but rather the events that have occurred over the years. It is where I have formed some of the closest friendships. It is the place I have invested years of hard work for many of my accomplishments. To some it may seem odd that a place associated with sweat and physical pain can mean so much to one person....   [tags: description, Observation Essay]

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Basketball Player´s Performance and Income: A Research

- Everyday there are more and more measures of player performance in every sport; and basketball is not an exception. Players’ actions are continuously observed in the attempt to break down in pieces the huge complexity of the game. The purpose of the research will be to investigate the relationship between NBA salaries, the dependent variable, and a set of performance measures as independent variables: point scored per game, assists, steals, fouls, rebounds, years as a pro in the NBA, turnovers....   [tags: Sports, Wages, Athletics]

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Michael Jordan: The Best Player in Basketball History

- Michael Jordan is known world round ad “Air Jordan”. He acquired this nickname by jumping from the free throw line and dunking. This simulated that he was “flying” through the air. By breaking countless records, winning many NBA titles and being known world round as the best basketball player there ever was, he has forever changed the game of basketball. Michael Jordan has broken many NBA records. One of the most prestigious records he holds is that he has five MVP awards. The MVP award is given to the player that has shown the most value to their team in the whole NBA league....   [tags: Sports, NBA]

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The Five Steps to Courting in Relation to Love and Basketball

- In the first chapter of Anatomy of Love, Helen E. Fisher determines the roles of courtship in human life. Fisher dissertates the methods used by both males and females in captivating the opposite sex. She produce’s a list of five vital steps needed in order to entice the counter gender. She began thoroughly amassing research as well as deeply analysing precise similarities and anomalies seen when it comes to courting, not only in America, but also worldwide in various obscure cultures and even collected research from animals....   [tags: Love, courthsip, helen fisher]

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Greatest College Basketball Coach of All Time

- Lets say that you are the parent of a prized basketball star that is preparing to finish his senior year of high school and play basketball at the collegiate level. As a parent, you would probably want whatever coach your son plays for to take the best care of him as possible, and guide him on his pursuit of dream chasing. Without a doubt, the best coach to have your son play for would be Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari. John Calipari is the greatest college basketball coach of all time. He is the best college basketball coach because, most importantly, he puts his players first, he has an unbelievable reputation for sending young athletes the NBA, he is a great recruiter, he has prove...   [tags: John Calipari]

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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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2006 General Mclane Lancers Football and Basketball Teams

- “I felt the whole Lancer nation with me that night” according to Andy Schulz the head coach of the basketball team(Schulz). That was what he was feeling on the night of the basketball state championship. In 2006-07 the General McLane Lancers football and basketball teams both won the state championship, by talking about their history, giving a game by game review, and talking about the coaches and players will show their journey. The head coach of the General McLane Lancers football team was Jim Wells....   [tags: notorious college championship matches]

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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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Rules, Regulations And Situations Involved with Football and Basketball in England

- Football is a team sport played between two opposing teams of eleven players. The national governing body of football is FA which governs England’s football whereas FIFA is the governing body for international football. These governing bodies are responsible to develop high standards for the game, regulate the game and produce regulations, ensure the health and safety of all people involved and deal with complaints against the game. Unwritten rules and etiquettes in football are rules that you don’t necessary need to act upon, but are just good to follow them to show manners....   [tags: sports]

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Evolution and History of Basketball

- Evolution and History of Basketball There is no such sport more convenient or accessible than basketball. It is fun, practical, and affordable. It's also a common and healthy alternative to electronic entertainment. However, such a great sport could not come about by itself. There was an idea behind it. And behind that idea was a man, Dr. James Naismith. James Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario on November 6, 1861. He was the eldest son of Scottish immigrants John and Margaret Naismith. His family moved to Grand Calumet in 1869 when James was eight, so his father could become a sawhand....   [tags: Papers]

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Jeremy Shu-How Lin's Basketball Career

- Jeremy Shu-How Lin's Basketball Career In 2012, the entire world was captivated by an unheralded NBA point guard named Jeremy Shu-How Lin. Lin is a 25-year-old Taiwanese-American basketball player who miraculously turned the dismal New York Knicks’ 2012 season upside down in just two weeks (“Newest” 10). Leading the team to eight consecutive, phenomenal wins in 10 games, including a worldwide televised victory over the Lakers, in which Lin scored a career-high of 38 points, Lin immediately rose as a superhero with “virility, strength, [and] ability to do the impossible” (Kurylo 21)....   [tags: Sports, Athletes]

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The Leadership Of A High School Girls ' Basketball Team

- A high school girls’ basketball team is made up of many different individuals with very different personalities. These different personalities lead to different roles on the team. These roles are evident on most teams, and each personality type contributes to the function of the team; however, some roles are not as beneficial as others. One major role on the team is The Leader. The Leader is usually the loudest and most positive player on the team. A senior who is very dedicated to the team usually fills this role....   [tags: Pleading, Complaint, Good and evil]

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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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Courage Shown in Louis Mulkey and Summerville Basketball

- Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. It is a quality that not everyone possesses. Firefighters are some of the most courageous people one can meet. To risk your life for someone you do not know is truly brave. But when a disaster happens firefighters aren’t the only ones who can be courageous. Louis Mulkey was a firefighter in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also an assistant basketball and football coach for Summerville High School....   [tags: Courage]

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National Basketball Association Vs. Motorola, Inc.

- Title: National Basketball Association v. Motorola, Inc., 105 F. 3d 841 (2nd Cir. 1997) Facts: Motorola constructs and markets the SportsTrax page that delivers real-time sports information on certain games like the NBA. Motorola is also in conjunction with STATS, Sports Team Analysis and Tracking Systems. The NBA filed suit against Motorola and STATS for misappropriation of “hot news.” The trial judge held that the claims are not preempted by the federal copyright act passed in 1976 and he Second Court dismissed the misappropriation claim and vacated the injunction against STATS and Motorola....   [tags: Copyright, Property, Intellectual property, Law]

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Leadership Is The Best Basketball Player Of All Time

- In my opinion, the trait approach is the defining leadership from the objective perspective rather than a physical or technical glance. It is the study of consistent patterns in thought, emotion, and behavior of an individual that are linked to effective leadership across various situations. Northouse’s five leadership traits are intelligence, integrity, sociability, determination and self-confidence. The trait approach provides a foundation to what a leader should look like due to it being backed back a century of research; however, there is no definite list of traits or take into account situational traits....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Behaviorism, Psychology]

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Cosmopolitan, Allure, Muscle and Fitness, College Basketball

- For my fieldwork assignment I viewed and analyzed four magazines: Cosmopolitan, Allure, Muscles and Fitness, and College Basketball. Two of the magazines were for women and two were for men. I have concluded the American culture is revolved around money and our image. It seems like the white American culture is ethnocentric and limits the amount of appearances of other races in the media. According to the textbook, “Ethnocentrism is the tendency to judge other cultures using one’s own standards” (Newman 113)....   [tags: fieldwork assignment, magazine analysis]

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My Life Playing Basketball

- When you look at a basketball what do you see. Most would see an orange, sphere, shaped rubber ball. There are black lines and real leather. If you look closer, you would even see the size of the ball in which you are playing with. A basketball could be just a toy for many, or even represent a release for others, but for me, it means a lot more. A basketball represents my blood, sweat, tears, passion, sacrifice, and most of all, a sense of belonging, like a family. At this moment in my life, there are only three things I devote my life to- family, friends, and basketball....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]

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Personal Statement : ' The Dream Team ' Of Usa Basketball '

- It is with complete honesty that I tell you that as I am making this speech, my stomach is turning, not with nervousness but with the anticipation of the possibilities before us. We have been given the opportunity to start something truly special, combining the innovation and service that have historically made 2 companies great, and combining them to become the industry model for customer service and success. This is not an acquisition, or a merger, or a takeover. This is a partnership, a chance for competitors to come together and achieve greatness, similar to “The Dream Team” of USA Basketball....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Better]

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Using Mental Imagery to Aid in Free Throws in Basketball

- Many basketball games are decided on whether a team will win or lose by how well they perform at the free throw line. A free throw is the only time where the game is being play and the clock is stopped, players stop, and the ball is in an individual’s hand, with them and the basket. Since there are no defenders trying to block or alter their shot most coaches and spectators wonder what makes someone miss a free throw. Research literature shows that both psychological and physical factors play a role....   [tags: Performance Strategy, Clutch Shots]

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The National Anthem At A High School Basketball Game

- Standing for the National Anthem at a high school basketball game portrays the image that everyone in the gym is standing in unity. However, this is not always the case. Some people may be standing in honor of the flag and in honor of the United States of America; others may be standing based solely on the fact that it is what everyone around them is doing. Many people do not have a true sense of community, they just follow the trends and do what seems to be right because this is the false image that sports portray....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]

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I Am At Your Child 's Basketball Game

- I. What would you do if you were sitting at your child’s basketball game and received a phone call from your frantic nephew telling you he and your sister were in an accident and your sister was unresponsive. II. In 2006, my mother received a phone call from my cousin Landon. He told her that they had been in an accident while leaving their apartment and Becky, my aunt, was unresponsive. My mother ran out of the gym and drove to the scene of the accident. When she arrived my cousin was sitting in the back of an ambulance with a few cuts and bruises....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Road safety]

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Review Of ' Hurricane Season ' By Tim L

- Hurricane Season, directed by Tim Story, follows a high school basketball coach named Al Collins, played by Forest Whitaker, who builds a team of players around the Louisiana area that were affected by the devastating Hurricane Katrina, and leads them to a state championship. On the way, Coach Collins encounters many obstacles, such as where to play, trying to recruit players and keeping them from joining other teams, and also negative influences in the locker room. All of these issues they faced kept them motivated and helped the team become more of a cohesive unit and winners....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball, Basketball court]

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Basketball and My Life

- Basketball and my life I have throughout my whole life been playing sports. I still play basketball competitively and now it’s at the university level. Basketball though was not my first love when it came to playing sports. It has though become my true focus since junior high school. Coming from Canada everybody plays hockey. Its almost as if as soon as you learn to walk you learn how to skate. Whether it is at the recreation centre or at the shinny rink around the corner everyone plays....   [tags: Personal Narratives Sports Athletics Essays]

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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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The Importance Of Accomplishment From Winning A Tournament

- Essay 2 Have you ever experienced the joy and sense of accomplishment from winning a tournament. In the year 2006, I turned fourteen years old and I joined the basketball team. I worked really hard in basketball; I still remember the sweat coming from my body, the warmth of my sweat, and the enjoyment of practicing basketball. One month later I was named captain because I was the one that worked the hardest. As a captain I wanted to win the basketball tournament by myself. The first match was on Monday....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball, Basketball court]

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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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Playing Basketball

- Playing Basketball Being part of the basketball clique in high school helped me learn the intrapersonal and social communication skills I use today. As a child playing basketball was my favorite activity or hobby. It's also the way I met a lot of my good friends that I have now. All my close friends I have met. I have met them through playing basketball.. Whether they were on my team, the opposing team or just fans in the crowd who admired my play. Not only has basketball helped me gain friends, but basketball also taught me a lot about life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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James Naismith 's Life And Accomplishments

- James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Canada where he lived with his mother and father. James was one of three children. When he was eight years old he moved to a milling community in Grand Calumet. Just two years later he was orphaned because his parents gave in to typhoid fever. After that James and his siblings moved to Canadian village to live with their grandmother. After living with their grandmother for just two years they had to move in with their uncle because their grandmother died....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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My Favorite Sport That I Love

- Identify the sport you play My favorite sport that I love to play is basketball. I am interested in participating in playing the sport of basketball because that is one of the most common sports played growing up in the New York City. I’ve always been interested in it because it was another way me and my dad to bond together. When I was 6 years old, I fell in love with game of basketball while playing at the court in front of my building. Since then, I’ve been blessed to play up to the colligate level and travel around the U.S....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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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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Video Games Supply People With A Way For Entertain Themselves

- Many video games supply people with a way to entertain themselves. One game for example is National Basketball Association 2k17 (NBA 2k17). Although it is a popular game, many are uninformed of its many advantages. Some find that NBA 2k17 is just another way to earn money and persuade consumers into buying their product. However, playing the game of NBA can help improve one’s skill and knowledge about the game of basketball. In the game NBA 2k17, there is a game mode called My Player. My player game mode allows the gamer to choose his position and play as a virtual player....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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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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Analysis Of The Book ' Escape '

- When I was first reading Boy21, I realized the theme of escape would become very important to the novel. Finley uses basketball as an escape from everything going on in his life. He uses it to block out the past and the future. Erin, Finley’s girlfriend, uses basketball as an escape. She uses it as an escape from her ties to the Irish mob. Russ also known as Boy21 uses his own methods to escape from his troubles. He uses space to block out his past. Russ has a troubled past since his parents’ murder and has to adjust to the horrible town of Bellmont....   [tags: Basketball, International Basketball Federation]

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My Top Five Gifts, Talents, And Abilities

- My top five gifts, talents, and abilities are: Leading, Coaching, Selling, Athletics, and Executing. Some of these I did not expect, selling and executing are not two things that I would have guessed to be my top talents. However, These two talents are things that I strive in. From a young age, I have been a salesman. From selling sandwiches at lunchtime in middle school, to selling water bottles at the outdoor basketball court in high school, I have always found a way to make money by selling things....   [tags: Leadership, Basketball, College basketball]

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The Negative Aspect of Zone Defense in the NBA

- The Spineless Zone Basketball is a great American sport. June 6, 1946 was one of the greatest days in sports history. On that glorious day in American history, the National Basketball Association was created (NBA). Less than seven months later the NBA outlawed zone defense (NBA). Those great men decided that professional athletes should have to guard each other, instead of guarding an area. During my basketball experiences, there was nothing more frustrating than a team with less skill pulling back into a zone defense....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The Legacy Of Pat Summitt

- Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with Dementia, early-onset Alzheimer’s type. Even though she no longer makes the play calls or runs the practices, she can still be found on the court yelling at players until her face turns blue. Summitt is very much still a large part of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team, and considers herself the “big gun”; her official title is Head Coach Emeritus. Her constant rock is her son, Ross “Tyler” Summitt, her pride, joy and greatest accomplishment; although Summitt did not want her son to follow in her footsteps, he is currently the head coach at Louisiana Tech and has succeeded expectations....   [tags: Basketball, International Basketball Federation]

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Gender Inequality Of The United States

- Gender inequality in the United States is a serious problem, and it is often overlooked. It is a big issue, especially within sports. We live in a society where our culture prefers men 's sports over women 's. Labeling activities as feminine and masculine is a social construction based on stereotyped expectations regarding gender and perceived gender differences (McCullick, 2012). In 1972 Title IX was passed stating that, no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Basketball]

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The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same

- The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same I know I will never forget my first WNBA basketball game. It was the inaugural season, the inaugural game in Madison Square Garden, June 27, 1997. The president of the WNBA Val Ackerman tossed the ball up in center court as cameras recorded Kim Hampton of the New York Liberty and Lisa Leslie of the L.A. Sparks reached to tip the ball. This was a huge event and the crowd's noise level was a complete acknowledgement of that fact. Madison Square Garden was packed, the lights went out and the screams got louder; this was history....   [tags: Women Sports Essays]

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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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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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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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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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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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Why Curry Is A Man Of Great Ways And Personality

- He takes the shot turing his head not knowing the outcome, then he hears the roar of the crowd knowing it’s in (Reilly). Steph Curry is a man of great ways and personality on and off the basketball court. Great ways can be little deeds of generosity or telling his wife he loves her that day. Life can be tough constantly being in the spotlight and living the life of a celebrity, but Curry works to become a better man on the court, at and home for others and for his family. Curry comes home after every game to two adorable daughters and his beautiful loving caring wife....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Basketball]

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No Scent Of Glory Or Stardom

- One Saturday afternoon we gather in a friend’s room with a big-screen television, the latest Xbox One, a couple of pizzas and a long night to play video games. Lights. Check. Controls. Check. Game. The latest NBA 2K15. “It’s game time”, says one of us, we hit MyCareer mode, and, in a blink, we are no longer at our friends place: We wake up at a lousy 3-by-2 apartment of an undrafted player. Under the sun of another early morning, the place is barely furnished, and the absence of color of the setting creates a dull atmosphere....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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How Does Advertising Affect Social Media?

- The company Adidas, founded in 1949, is a sports clothing company that has grown immensely by using celebrities to sell their products. Advertising through the use of ads and commercials is how companies, like Adidas, show off their products and persuade consumers to buy their products. Advertisements show up on social media sites to help expand their audience to younger buyers as well as older ones. Some advertisements of Adidas on Facebook have sparked negative thoughts about the company through the comments that the users post....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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The Legend Of Jackie Robinson

- Since the dawn of time, the mantra of man is that “it’s a man world”. Up unit recent times woman has had practically no voice in society or in sports. In an era where people want to applaud a person who cross dresses and label them as courageous, or when people want to label a homosexual NBA player as Jackie Robinson, some woman in sports are actually breaking down the doors of society and actually giving woman something they haven 't had - equality. Becky Hammon along with the USA soccer team, and Rhonda Rousey is breaking down doors, and not just with a polite knock....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Basketball]

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Golden State Warriors And The Comeback For Cleveland Cavaliers

- “Golden State Warriors and the Comeback for Cleveland Cavaliers” Most people in todays’ society know how competitive the NBA can be. The NBA has been around for years and years and is now beginning to be more competitive than in previous years. So many teams have so much talent that some know how to use perfectly and some use it to a minimum. The NBA has different positions like Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward and Center. These positions require specific training and skills to know how to do....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Basketball]

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Athletes Should Not Be Athlete

- Every person has a naturally given talent, and for some people, sports and athletics are what they do best. Sports cover a wide variety of activities and every athlete strives to be the best in his or her category. Being the perfect athlete is the goal of every competitor in a game, but is often misunderstood. To be an athlete should not be about the fame or the money earned, not even the title. A perfect athlete should use his or her physical and mental abilities to encourage people. Becoming the perfect athlete takes hard work and extreme dedication....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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Athletes Should Not Be Banned

- This is what people don’t understand, it is a job. There’s really no other way to put it. Athletes don’t have the time to participate in activities other than their sport and if they try to, they are seen as not dedicated to their sport. This in turn affects their playing time, which affects their scholarship. It’s a cycle. However, my favorite line is that athletes can participate in Intramural sports. No coach in college athletics will let their athletes participate in something that could possibly get them hurt....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball]

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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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Broken Dreams and Predictable Future in Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike

- Ex–Basketball Player – John Updike Never put all your eggs in one basket. It is the ever so common tale of a talented kid with broken dreams. Flick was an extremely gifted basketball player in high school with endless talent and lofty expectations but had nothing to fall back on once those dreams where shattered. In the poem, Ex-Basketball player, John Updike uses basketball imagery and puns to relate to the larger themes of broken dreams, and a predictable future. In the first stanza, John Updike writes about Pearl Avenue....   [tags: poem, basket ball items, talented kid]

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Basketball, It's Not Just a Game in Full-Court Quest by Linda S. Peavy

- Full-Court Quest is not only the story of ten remarkable American Indian girls who would go on to win the 1904 women’s basketball World Championship, but also profiles the development of basketball, the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, and the impact of off-reservation boarding school education efforts by the U.S. government. Even though this book shows many different aspects of the ways of Native American living, the main feature the Fort Shaw basketball girls were trying to present to their peers was that basketball wasn’t just a game to play for fun....   [tags: women, world's fair, native americans]

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The Lady Eagles Basketball Team: Perspectives from Fans, Players, and Myself

- The Lady Eagles’ basketball team has been playing exceptionally well this season with a record of 27-7. Despite their successful record, there are many fans that have differing attitudes towards watching the Lady Eagles. The majority of USM fans prefer to watch the men’s basketball team because they are more exciting and aggressive. In order to get a comprehensive view of what the fans, the Lady Eagles, and myself think about this, I performed a case study on the USM Lady Eagles basketball team....   [tags: case study, artifact analysis]

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Toys and Child Development: A Look at the Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball

- Introduction: The Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball is a developmental toy designed by Fisher-Price. Essentially the toy is a basketball hoop as well as corresponding stand that will adjust as the child grows, and is recommended by the website for ages six to thirty-six months. Additionally, the basketball hoop has the numbers one through five on it, as well as automated hands and a face which smiles as it plays one of twelve possible songs. The basketball toy is made out of a hard plastic and it includes every color of the basic rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue) The toy is also equipped with two smaller basketballs (which are not as rigid as their life-sized counterp...   [tags: child development, toys]

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National Collegiate Athletic Association ( Ncaa ) Basketball Season At 15 Division II

- Subject Selection Process This study was conducted over 2.5 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball seasons at 15 Division II universities throughout the nation, each school being studied separately. Subjects were selected from a pool of undergraduate female athletes that were currently participating in a varsity level female basketball team. Full rosters of the female basketball team of these universities were recruited through in person explanation of the study and of the procedures, with the approval of the head coach....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Reaction time]

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A History Of Excellent Marketing Strategies For Having The Usa Basketball Team

- The beats brand has a history of excellent marketing strategies for having the USA Basketball team wearing these headsets in the Olympics to having artist such as Lil Wayne endorse their products. The only downside is they have a history of targeting either athletes or music lovers. When you look back on the multiple beats advertisements you see many people who are much-publicized such as; Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, Kobe Bryant and the list can go on. Anyhow what happened to a stay at home mom or a bona fide husband....   [tags: Super Bowl, National Football League]

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Beckett Brenn High School All American Basketball Player

- Beckett Brennan was a high school all-American basketball player, renowned for her three-point shooting, and recruited by dozens of top colleges. Her father, Barry, had played in the NCAA finals in 1974, and passed his love of the game on to his daughter. She got a full scholarship to play at the University of the Pacific, for basketball. In May of 2008 she attended a party with her teammates, at which they drank. Later in the night, she got lost from the housing complexes and two men on the basketball team offered her a ride back to her room since she was lost and confused....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Sexual intercourse]

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Does Crossed Hand-Eye Dominance Affect Basketball Shooting?

- Hand eye coordination is used every day in just about everything. Athletes need good hand eye coordination if you just want to be a decent player. When shooting a basketball you need to be able to know how to shoot a basketball and you need to be sure you know your dominate hand and dominate eye to see the best results. The way people shoot a free throw has been done pretty much the same way for years. People walk up to the line and right handers put their right foot in the middle of the line, while lined up with the hoop....   [tags: depth-perception, free throw, balance]

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Racial Comments Made by the Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Team

- About two weeks ago, Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was found to be making racial comments to one of his mistresses about a picture she posted on a social media network called Instagram. Sterling also has a wife. In this picture was Sterling’s mistress, V. Stiviano, posing with a basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson at a Clippers game. Sterling found out about the picture by somebody calling him and informing him the Stiviano posted it, which infuriated him....   [tags: donald sterling, nba, racial comments]

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A Study On My Physical Frailty Occurred With Officiating A College Basketball Game

- Two years ago, I lived as a cancer patient for seven long days. Well, not precisely. But that’s what I was told. So, I prepared myself like a man for a battle I never had to face. It was the beginning of spring. Like a flower prepares for blossoming, I felt as if God had primed and prepared me for a season of growth. During this time, I felt as strong as ever in every facet of life. However, the season I entered blindsided me, leaving me surrounded with all types of questions, confusion, and chaos....   [tags: Cancer, Cancer staging, Weight loss, Doctor]

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The Top 25 Freshman in the Nation Entering the 2010-11' College Basketball Season

- The cream of the crop; the players your program would love to have. Here is the list of the top 25 freshman in the nation entering the 2010-11' college basketball season. Watch out for: Trevor Reliford - Alabama Point Guard, 5'11' 175 lbs; Justin Coleman - Louisville, Shooting Guard 6'6' 210 lbs; Casey Prather - Florida, Small Forward 6'6'195 lbs. 25. Terrence Ross - Washington, Small Forward 6'6' 180 lbs. He is a very versatile forward that can score in many ways. You can put Ross on the low-block or outside the paint and expect him to score....   [tags: Sports]

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LeBron James and Michael Jordan: American Superstar Athletes

- During the time of Michael Jordan and the now present Lebron James American culture has changed a lot. Both of these two superstars show how American society love and appreciate their superstars. The society loves them both, they are both amazingly talented and have supporting fans that will always be by their side no matter what happens, through the peaks and valleys. These two allstars are beyond incredible and show their talent in a variety of ways. Both are very truly “Blessed” with their talents and capabilities....   [tags: Basketball, Sports]

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Life Is Too Short By Lord Byron, Percy Shelly, And John Keats

- Life is Too Short (An analysis about three things I want to do before I die) Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” It’s dejected that men on earth don’t live very long, prosperous lives. In the past, men didn’t live as long as men do now, but because people know about death, they can make the most of it. For some, the main purpose for the existence of human beings is to live as much happiness they can achieve before the last grains of sand fall....   [tags: Basketball, High school, College basketball]

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The Effects Of Playing Sports On The Brain Development

- Nowadays, with the speeding development of technology and society, people live in a modern life with great pressure. The pressure is like the air, which is omnipresent. As a result, it is necessary for the adults to play to release all kinds of pressure from modern life. Not only do children need to play for their brain development, but also adults need to play for both physical and mental relaxation. Taking myself as an example, playing basketball helps me release my pressure, improve my health condition, and most importantly, strengthen my spirit of persistence....   [tags: Basketball, Game, Play, College basketball]

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The Association Of The National Collegiate Athletic Association

- “They’ve been hearing since 8 [years old] that ‘You’re the best I’ve ever seen’” (Emmert 13). Mark Emmert, the President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, states that the current rule in place for one-and-done basketball players is ineffective and insufficient to the business efforts of both the NCAA and the NBA. “They’re not stupid kids. But they’re deluded about what their future holds in basketball” (Emmert 14). The current rule created by the NBA and NBA Players’ Association in the collective bargaining agreement that became effective in the 2006 NBA Draft stated that all players entering the draft are required to be either 19 years old or be one year removed from high sch...   [tags: Basketball, High school, College basketball]

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The Success Of The Coaching Staff And Players

- A potential conflict would amongst the coaching staff and players if this were to happen, but it would be a conflict in terms of the business of winning basketball games. The scouting, analysis of film, the studying of different player tendencies, the way the other teams defend ball screens, and even the plays that the other team runs would all be for nothing. It would be a waste of time and effort and could be taken as disrespect to the game of basketball and the opportunity that the coaches provided each player with....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball, James Naismith]

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My Life Changed My Family

- Breathe “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful” (Thomas). See, when you’re drowning, the only thing you want to do is breathe. You aren’t thinking about anything else but breathing. So imagine how successful you could be if you wanted to succeed as bad as you wanted air while drowning. During my freshman year of high school, I didn’t want to succeed as bad as I wanted to breathe. I overlooked my natural habit of taking shortcuts and did just enough to get by....   [tags: Basketball, High school, College basketball]

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