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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 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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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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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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National Basketball Championship

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

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Josh Selby : Top High School Basketball Player

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

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Vince Carter: NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader?

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

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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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Differences Between Body Basketball And Wheelchair Basketball

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

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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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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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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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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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Physics of Basketball

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

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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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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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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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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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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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The Sports Of Basketball With All My Heart

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

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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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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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The National Basketball Association ( Nba )

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

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The 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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A California Local Basketball Team

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

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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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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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My Best Basketball Player On My Life

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

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How I Become A Professional Basketball Player

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

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Exploring Fear in Howl, Basketball Diaries, and Cat's Cradle

- "yacketayakking screaming vomiting whispering facts and memories and anecdotes and eyeball kicks and shocks of hospitals and jails and wars" (Ginsberg 11). Like many authors of the modern literature movement, Allen Ginsberg explores the bomb's psychological affects on many Americans during the 1960s. Modern literature describes the chaos of the 1960s, caused by increasing societal problems and fear of the new atomic bomb. Writings such as The Basketball Diaries, "Howl" and Cat's Cradle express concepts of fear, power, governmental control, and death....   [tags: Synthesis Essays]

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The Chicago Bulls Basketball Team

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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