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Analysis Of The Film ' Hoosiers '

- The film “Hoosiers” depicts the story of Norman Dale, a former college basketball coach who has been asked to take over as coach of the Hickory High School basketball team. The team’s previous coach had recently passes away and the team was left without a coach. The small town’s allegiance towards the old coach is an obstacle the team faces. Since the old coach had passed away the team’s best player, Jimmy has decided he would not be going out for the team this season. This leaves the team with only seven players and without their star player....   [tags: Basketball, High school, College basketball]

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Playing Soccer With My Friends

- I was playing soccer with my friends in my neighborhood, just a normal day; everything looked as usual. But while I was playing soccer, I was hearing a noise; not knowing if I was the only one who was hearing it, I felt deluded for a moment. I stopped playing soccer and headed to the direction where the noise was coming from. It was from my neighbor’s house, so I went in, and looked from their outside window, which was opened; the TV was on and they were watching some type of game. During that time it was the Beijing Olympics, I assumed that my neighbors were watching the ten thousand meter race, which my people loved because of having runners that have been winning gold medals, but it wa...   [tags: Basketball, Game, Play, College basketball]

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Personal Statement On The Workplace

- 1.     In my workplace I never use my desk because I’m too busy being on the football field or in the basketball court. But if I was to improve my workspace or workplace to make it more biomechanical friendly. I would first have to say to use my chair and desk more often because that would help me calm down. I’m always going hundred miles an hour and if sat down for couple minutes, I could improve with my drills for my youth kids. Secondly, I would make sure to always have water with me or at my desk....   [tags: Basketball, College basketball, High school]

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The University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program

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

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The Holy Cross 1947 National Basketball Championship

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

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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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Thinking Win Win As a Member of a Basketball Team

- Thinking Win Win As a Member of a Basketball Team To us winning means always doing our best, as individuals and as a team. If we have done all that, we have won no matter what the score may be. "Win-Win" means that we have all contributed in some way, however small it may seem at the time, because basketball, like life, is made up of constantly new opportunities to learn and to do better. "Win-Win" means being successful with each other. But we know we cannot be successful with others if we haven't paid the price to be successful with ourselves....   [tags: Coaching, Inspirational, Sports]

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Top 5 College Basketball Teams of All Time

- "They are very, very, very good." But are they one of the greatest teams of all time. 1. 1968 UCLA Bruins (29-1) Hard to pick just one of the Lew Alcindor squads as the best, so we defer to John Wooden: "I've never come out and said it, but it would be hard to pick a team over the 1968 team." The Bruins, playing with an injured Alcindor, suffered a mid-season loss to Houston and Elvin Hayes in the Astrodome, but proved that was a fluke in the tourney semifinal, burying the Cougars 101-69. The final was also cake, a 78-55 win over UNC....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation

- Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation Basketball seems to get into your blood. It is said by those who play, "You eat, you sleep and you play basketball." When I was a little girl all I wanted to be was a professional basketball player. I couldn't count how many times I pounded that dumb ball in our driveway until it was too dark to see, then I would play for hours more by the porch light. Now I realize that was only childish insanity. Back then they didn’t even have a girls’ profession basketball league in the states....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Mavericks of Texas

- The Mavericks also known as the Mavs, are located in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The Dallas Mavericks have been a known basketball team in the NBA for exactly 34 seasons. According to Forbes Magazine in 2013, the Mavs were considered the fifth most valuable basketball franchise in the United States, valued at approximately 685 million. From the start of the first team to the most recent team, there has been many wins but also a fair amount of losses....   [tags: sports, basketball]

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The Los Angeles Lakers

- The 1971-72 season was definitely one for the record books. The Lakers were not expected to turn around after a mediocre season the year before and dominate the way that they did. explains this season as; “Gail Goodrich, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim McMillan and Happy Hairston were all a part of this dominant season. “Broke Philadelphia’s 1966-67 record for wins in a season (broken by Chicago in 1995-96), at one point winning 33 consecutive games, a record that still stands.” (NBA.”) To put that into perspective, winning 33 games in a row is the most consecutive victories in the history of any major North American Sport....   [tags: NBA, Basketball, Lakers, Basketball History]

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Short Story: Championship Game

- It was a cold cloudy Friday morning. The day of the most nerve racking championship game had finally arrived for the two rivalry basketball teams, the Kress Lady Roos and the Hart Lady Horns. Weeks and weeks of hard, aggressive, closely won ball games one after another. Only a little bit of time after that to get ready for the most important game ever; this is the game everyone has been preparing for. A ton of exhausting conditioning and an enormous amount of shooting lead up to this moment. Every girl on the Lady Roos basketball team feels excited, pumped, and ready for the game later tonight....   [tags: basketball teams]

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Michigan's Fab Five

- The best recruiting class in NCAA history came in and changed the game. Before they came to college, players still wore short shorts and the only people caught wearing black socks on a basketball court were 60-year olds trying to be young again. They changed the game with their great basketball skills, and their swagger. The road to greatness wasn't very easy for some though; they lived a tough life, and used that as motivation to drive them to greatness. They were are Michigan's Fab Five. In spring of 1991, the University of Michigan signed what was arguably the best recruiting class in the history of college basketball....   [tags: NCAA, Basketball]

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Love And Basketball By Gina Prince Bythewood, A Black Woman, And Starring Many Other Black Women

- Not only does the film Love and Basketball demonstrate lot of feminist elements, but it has a lot of black feminist elements. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, a black woman, and starring many other black women, Love & Basketball is not just a warm coming-of-age story, but also a soothing relief for gender relations among black men and women. This movie redefines and defies the societal norms placed on women, while also addressing many stigmas that are placed on males and their “maleness”....   [tags: Black people, White people]

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The Greatest Event Of Sports History

- Who knew basketball would evolve into this. It just may be the greatest event in sports history. It all started when the game was invented way back in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by the one and only Dr. James Naismith. Its crazy to think that girls started to play only one year after the game was invented. Women were ready to take on this sport, but were men ready to accept that women were just as good as them. Although most people looked at basketball as a male dominated sport, women have proved them wrong....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith]

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My Personal Statement : Basketball Games, Middle School, And Two Years Of High School

- I continued to play basketball throughout elementary, middle school, and two years of high school. During one of my basketball games as a teenager the official and I were not seeing eye to eye on many of his calls. My temper got the best of me and I received a technical foul, which infuriated and I proceeded to walk towards the official to voice additional disagreement. Suddenly, I heard a thunderous, “BOY!” from the bleachers. "Boy", is how my father referred to me when I had really crossed the line....   [tags: High school, Family, Sibling, Middle school]

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Evaluation of Team win Percentage, Number of Star Players, Whether a Team Makes the Playoffs in Basketball

- Between the years of 2009-2012, the NBA had undergone drastic changes. After the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) of 2005 had expired following the 2010-2011 NBA season, the NBA had to renegotiate a new CBA for the following years before a NBA season could be initiated. This caused a lock-out, in which the NBA season was put on hold so league officials could renegotiate with the NBA players' union to agree on a new set of regulations for the upcoming seasons. Important regulations to be restructured were mainly revenue sharing, player salary compensation, and player contract restructuring....   [tags: nba tickets, nba season, new jersey nets]

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Struggles and Sucesses of NBA Player, Dwyane Tryone Wade Jr., a.k.a. D-Wade

- ... Wade chose to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although he was not entitled to play because of low academic scores, head coach Tom Crean took him. That meant that he had to sit out the 2000-01 season, but he was still allowed to attend school and practice with the team. In his sophomore year, he averaged 17.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. The team's record that season was 26-7. Wade's junior year, he led Marquette to the school's first Conference USA championship, and a return to the Final Four since 1977....   [tags: basketball, championship, draft]

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The Importance of Faith in the Life of Alonzo Mourning

- Alonzo Mourning has always been a gifted individual ever since he first laid hands on a basketball. Around Mourning’s middle school years, he was already looking like a promising basketball star. By the time Mourning had reached his sophomore year of high school, colleges were already out trying to recruit the young Alonzo. Alonzo Mourning is a very talented player, but what he used his talents for is what is so amazing. In Alonzo Mourning’s book, Resilience, Alonzo talks about his struggles and obstacles that he faced and still faces today....   [tags: God, basketball, motivation]

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Important Sports in the Society of The United States

- ... In one poll in 2014, professional football rated as the most popular sport in USA followed by professional baseball and college football. Professional football ranked first in the poll since 1985. Professional league of american football is National Football League(NFL). The Super Bowl, which is the championship of the NFL, is one of the biggest game in club sports in the world. It is played between two teams, the champions of the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC), Its winner is awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy....   [tags: football, baseball, basketball]

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Overcoming Adversity In My Life by Earvin Johnson

- “Here I am, saying [HIV] can happen to everybody… Even me, Magic Johnson” (Johnson 292). Tragedies happen to everybody, even superstars. However, it is how people deal with these tragedies that develops true character. In My Life, by Earvin Johnson, his story demonstrates perseverance, hard-work, and leadership. With these values, Johnson overcame adversity and rose to the heroic status that he now holds. This rich NBA great was not always the wealthy man everyone knows; through hard-work, he achieved status....   [tags: basketball, HIV, education]

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The Movie ' O '

- In 2001, the movie “O” was released and the director of the movie was Tim Blake Nelson. Nelson is an actor, a writer, and a director who has won numerous awards for his acting and directing movies. The movie “O” was nominated for the Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival for Best Director. The movie “O” was a modernization based off of William Shakespeare’s well known play, “Othello”. The movie “O” took place at an elite wealthy private high school. The main characters are Odin James (Mekhi Phifer) as Othello, Desi (Julia Stiles) as Desdemona, Hugo Goulding (Josh Harnett) as Iago, Michael (Andrew Keegan) as Michael Cassio, Emily (Rain Phoenix) as Emilia, and th...   [tags: Basketball, High school, Actor]

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Can Having your First Job as a Teenager Really Change your Life?

- ... However, keeping a job can be one of the most challenging parts of any teenager’s life, especially while being in school. In the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, I started working as a paid-intern at the Newark Museum. My main duties are to scan papers and library books, post upcoming events on the Newark Museum’s website, give tours throughout the main exhibits of the museum itself, and participate in events held at the Newark Museum, serving nearly 20,000 visitors annually. During the school week, I work four to eight hours a week, in addition to attending weekly meetings....   [tags: memories and experience, college basketball]

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Should Women Sports Be A Better Base For Women? Sports?

- Now, with the amendment it will help insure that the schools will help create a better base for women in sports. Although title nine has helped women, it is also hurt men in their collegiate career. Men sports in college have us over 400 lead program according to intercollegiate athletics and title night. No title IX does not say anything about cutting a sport in fact they rather encourage that they do not. But with it, comes along revenue. In an interview with Mr. Goede, he was asked how does a school determine what sport to cut....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Football]

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The Stellar Attitude and Career of Michael Jordan

- “If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better” (Magic Johnson). The quote above couldn’t be any truer. Michael Jordan epitomized that. Jordan is an influential person of the 20th century because of his determination to play, success in the NBA, and the legacy he left. Michael Jordan was a hard worker from the beginning of his life to today....   [tags: basketball, legacy, all-star]

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Movie, O Cannot Compare to Shakespeare's Othello

- In the production “O” the main character’s position in society does not truly capture the same importance as it did in Othello. The life of a war leader seems much more influential than that of a basketball star’s life in high school. The drama that comes with being on the high school basketball team lacks the responsibility that Othello has. Othello has a well-known reputation for being able to handle himself in many situations emotionally and physically, which may be the reason the Duke of Venice chose him individually to lead the war in the foreign land of Cyprus....   [tags: war, basketball, racism]

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Leadership Style And Behavior Referencing Specific Leadership Theories And Concepts From The Week 2 Readings

- Describe coach Shirley’s leadership style and behavior referencing specific leadership theories and concepts from the week 2 readings. Shirley is using an autocratic leadership style where she has complete control over her subordinates. All decisions are centralized in Shirley’s leadership, including not entertaining any suggestions from any teammates. Shirley tells people what to do, issues orders, and demands respect. The advantages of using this type of leadership style are quick decision making skills, her mind is focused on the targets at hand, and she is in absolute control....   [tags: Leadership, Basketball, Decision making]

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Swimming Pool And The Room On A Blue Low One Seater Couch

- Upon my arrival I sat in a corner of the lounge on a blue low one seater couch. There were four more small blue couches with tables next to me along the wall. And four big navy blue couches in the middle that can be converted into one huge bed. The walls on both sides of me were covered of sports photography. One frame had a picture with all the softball girls crowded together for a silly group picture, the other frame consisted with the volleyball boy in a huddle before a game. In total there are about fifteen frames with pictures of individual athletes, teams, and or the scenery in which the teams are playing in....   [tags: Basketball, Volleyball, Boy, YMCA]

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True or False: Alonzo Mourning's Story

- Alonzo Mourning has always been a gifted individual ever since he first laid hands on a basketball. Around Mourning’s middle school years, he was already looking like a promising basketball star. By the time Mourning had reached his sophomore year of high school, colleges were already out trying to recruit the young Alonzo. Alonzo Mourning is a very talented player, but what he used his talents for is what is so amazing. In Alonzo Mourning’s book, Resilience, Alonzo talks about his struggles and obstacles that faced and still faces today....   [tags: BIography, Basketball Player]

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Teaching Games For Understanding A Physical Education Class

- eaching games for understanding There are many approaches in teaching a physical education class. Some approaches are Teaching games for understanding, movement education, direct, and indirect teaching. I am here to give you why teaching games for understanding is substantial in physical education class. Griffin stated that “ Teaching games for understanding (TGFU) is a leaner- and game- centered approach to sport-ranted games learning with strong ties to a constructivist approach to learning”....   [tags: Learning, Education, Basketball]

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Teaching Games For Understanding A Physical Education Class

- There are many approaches in teaching a physical education class. Some approaches are Teaching games for understanding, movement education, direct, and indirect teaching. I am here to give you why teaching games for understanding is substantial in physical education class. Griffin stated that “ Teaching games for understanding (TGFU) is a leaner- and game- centered approach to sport-ranted games learning with strong ties to a constructivist approach to learning”. Teaching give student a well round skill set for specific sports....   [tags: Learning, Education, Basketball]

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Colleges and the National Collegiate Athletic Association

- A very controversial issue in college athletics today is whether student athlete's academic goals or athletic events should be placed in higher importance. In our society today, many people people tend to think of highly renowned college athletes as athletes that dedicate all their time to the sport that they play. What many people tend to forget is that these college athletes have as large a responsibility in the classroom as they do playing football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, or whatever sport it is that they play....   [tags: student athletes, basketball, academics]

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Outline to Developing Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Speed and Reaction Time

- Long- term goal_ - To develop cardio respiratory endurance and to improve their speed, and their reaction time. Session 1-Basketball chest pass relay: Session 1 Goal: To improve your speed, and develop good skills using the proper cues of the chest pass. Number of students- 12 Warm Up- Two lap around the gym and Static Stretching. Equipment -: Basketball, and Cones Activity-: After the students is finish with their warm up session. A cone will be place at the starting point and one on the ending point....   [tags: football, basketball, soccer]

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Will Using the BackBoard Help?

- Shooting a basketball can take a lot of skill. For some people making a basket is easy for others, it can be difficult. Many say that using the square on the backboard helps the ball go into the hoop. The only way to see if that is true or not is to do multiply experiments. I will test this by having 30 people shoot from the corner, the wing, and the free throw. I will have each shoot 5 shots without the backboard and 5 shots with using the backboard. First off, even scientists believe that using the backboard helps the ball go through the hoop....   [tags: basketball, skill, engineers]

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How to Perfect Your Jumpshot

- The science of shooting hoops involves many different factors: depth perception, velocity, angle of release, and trajectory of the ball in flight. Another thing that can drastically affect your jump shot is if you shoot with only one hand or two hands (shooting hand and stabilizing hand, only releasing the ball with the shooting hand, but using the other hand to stabilize the basketball). This could change your accuracy, speed of the shot, ball security, and release. With all these factors on the line, shooting one handed or two handed can be the difference from winning all your basketball games or losing all of them....   [tags: basketball, hoops, perception]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- Down two with six seconds to go fatigue had taken it tolls on the players. With little energy left; over time was not an option. I knew I had to go for the win. I walk on the floor confident of my ability that was until the whistle blew quickly turning my confident to butterflies. As I fought to get open I quickly saw the ball coming my way. As I rose for a jump shot time itself began to stay still. An in flesh everything became silent. As I watch the ball leave my hand I envisioned greatness; sure the ball was on its way in I started to celebrate that was until I hear the announcer say my teammate tip in miss shot to win us the game....   [tags: Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers]

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Famous NBA Player: Wilton Norman Chamberlain

- Wilton Norman Chamberlain was a basketball player who played in the NBA from 1959 to 1973. He went to college at the University of Kansas, and was drafted into the NBA in 1959 by the Philadelphia Warriors. Wilt went to high school at Overbrook in Pennsylvania. Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936 in Pennsylvania, and he passed away on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles at the age of 63. Wilt Chamberlain played for three teams in his NBA career, The Philadelphia Warriors, The Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers....   [tags: Basketball, Sports, Star]

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Take What's Yours: The Game and the Championship

- Isn’t it always fun to watch the top team lose to a Cinderella. But what if the top team becomes the Cinderella halfway through the season, or through a game. Upsets are the very thing that makes sports so fun to watch and participate in. Even if the sport is in a local gym in Oakland. No cameras or glory, barely enough space for fans to watch a simple game of basketball. But this season of basketball meant the world to me and my friends. The journey starts off with a close group of friends with a similar passion, basketball....   [tags: basketball league, losing to a Cinderella]

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Children With A Religious House

- Growing up in a religious house hold has its ups and downs. Parents who raise their children with a religious upbringing have a different way of setting high expectations than most other parents because they use the Word of God in everyday life. Every morning from about 7th grad until mid-sophomore year of high school, my mother would have me read a prayer while she drove me to school or I when I dropped her off at work so I could drive myself to school. One thing I can remember is, depending on her mood, she had different names she would call me....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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The Chicago Bulls in the Nineties

- It is 1991 and the Chicago Bulls are playing the Lakers in the championship. Michael Jordan had just crossed over Magic Johnson and was on a fast break, when he saw Pippen in the corner. Jordan whips the ball to Pippen and Pippen knocked a three down to take the lead. That was the first championship the Bulls had ever won. Their all-star player, Michael Jordan, was drafted in 1980. Nobody knew that Michael would lead the Chicago Bulls to their first championship series. The Bulls who had two all-star players, Jordan and Scotty Pippen, which of who were the Chicago Bulls top scorers....   [tags: professional basketball teams, NBA]

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A Brief Biography of Micahel Jordan

- What makes a champion. Michael Jordan is one of the greatest champions this world has ever seen. He is recognized for his remarkable dunks, ball handling skills, and achievements that he received while playing in the NBA. Michael is considered to be the best NBA player of all time. What is it that made him such a great player and champion. (Espn.go/nba/player/bio/_/id/1035) Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in the city of Brooklyn, New York. At the age of one him and his family moved to North Carolina....   [tags: basketball greats, sports superstars]

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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

- There is never enough of anything in the life of a college student. there is never enough time to study, or enough food, or enough money, or enough time to sleep. But, if that student becomes a college athlete then all of the “or’s” change to “and’s”. Even though there are many struggles of a college athlete they are not going away. As the youth of America watches their older counterparts excel in many college sports, a dream to become an athlete at the collegiate level is sparked. This dream is fueled through high school sports and then disseminated by high school counselors....   [tags: Professional sports, Football, Basketball]

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Women 's Sports Program For Women

- Women in sports is relatively a new thing in the U.S. Until 1972, discrimination in sports on the basis of sex was very prevalent. Title IX established fairness in regards to sex discrimination for women in federally funded schools and programs. I had the ability to interview a woman who lived and went to school during this era. My family member attended South High School in Columbus Ohio. She graduated in a class of over 300. During the late 60 's, early 70 's the school had an established sports program....   [tags: Family, High school, Basketball]

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College Level Athletics Deserves Pay

- “[NCAA is] running a professional sports organization and I don’t think it’s fair that only one class of people is restricted to their expenses only and nothing more.” - Jay Bilas. The NCAA has amateurism rules which have been in place for years, but now they are being challenged by the court of law. On March 28, 2014, it was ruled that Northwestern University college athletes can unionize. Although Northwestern is a private school the ruling is still a major step in the fight for the payment of student athletes....   [tags: College Sports, Basketball]

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MJ, LeBron, Kobe: You Decide

- ... Not only was he a very talented high school player but just like Kobe he skipped the collegiate level to head straight to the NBA for true superstardom. The young phenom’s name was LeBron James. Drafted 1st overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron was probably the most anticipated rookie to ever come into the NBA. As his career has gone on to this day he’s established himself as one of the greatest to ever play along with the legends including Jordan and Kobe (soon to be legend). Michael Jordan, although an all-around player, was mainly known for his killer instinct and scoring ability along with Kobe Bryant....   [tags: professional basketball players]

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How Chinese Dominated Sports Played the Role of Entertaining the Chines Community between 1970's and 1980's

- ... It was a moment which aroused many Singaporeans to learn more about sports, and it was also the topic amongst the Singaporeans for a few months. However, in modern Singapore, it is not just the Chinese community that comes together to support, but rather the multi-ethnic groups coming together to support. Hence, in view of this, I would like to state that Chinese dominated Sports (Basketball, Table tennis) played an important role of entertaining the Chinese community between 1970s and 1980s....   [tags: basketball, table tennis]

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Collaborative Principles Of Leadership During The Freestanding Paper Tower Building Challenge

- I used the collaborative principle of leadership during the freestanding paper tower building challenge. We were given minimal supplies; just paper, scissors and sellotape and we had to construct the highest tower. We were required to spend 10 minutes deciding upon the best strategy and plan before we were allowed to start building. Once the 10 minutes were up, we had to implement the plan through evenly distributed jobs. I tried to be as inclusive as possible and everyone shared an idea, then collectively, we decided upon the best idea....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Idea, Basketball]

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The Dreams of Lebron James and Martin Luther King

- Lebron James grew up wanting to be a football player while he was in college he had a dream to be NFL star. This dream slowly faded when later on in college he found a new interest and love for basketball. He practiced everyday without fail. Wherever he got the chance he would be outside shooting hoops and practicing drills. It was at this time that a new dream arose. That dream was to be the best basketball player, and that dream came true. To this day Lebron James is one of the biggest stars in NBA history....   [tags: basketball, segregation, conflict]

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Pretty Girls Just Want to Have Fun

- Basketball at Chatham High School ran for 50 weeks straight every year. When one season ended the next was practically beginning. It simply became our way of life, and we loved it. When the Varsity season ended in early March you had two weeks to rest your body, and recover mentally and physically for the next season. Coaches were prohibited from scheduling formal practices and workouts until November 1st, which is when the season officially started. However starting the final week of March, that group of guys you just went to war with for 50 consecutive weeks was back together....   [tags: Basketball at Chatham High School]

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An Person Who Has Changed My Life

- In life, we all have a person who has influenced us at some point. When we encounter these people, they can be teaching us life lessons without them even knowing. Scott McNeill is that person who has affected my life. He taught me many lessons, just by observing the way he acted. He taught me how to be a man. Scott was my baseball and basketball coach for many years. Our team was a competitive team, which means that we traveled all across the United States. Having all these years playing for Scott, I observed and learned from his work ethic and management of time....   [tags: Baseball, Basketball, Game, The A-Team]

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The Obstacles Of Being A Student Athlete

- In college you will face many obstacles, it is up to you to decide if you let these obstacles become a downfall in your life. While in college you may face peer pressure into making decisions that you wouldn’t usually do. I’ve never been the type to do the same thing as everybody else, I like to do my own thing. While you’re in college you have to put your focus on the important things; to me, the important thing is making sure that I get all of my work done on time. With me being a student athlete, I always have to make sure that I am on top of my work and that my grades are good....   [tags: High school, Basketball, College]

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Should College Athlete Be Paid?

- Should college athlete be paid. Maybe so, considering the amount of benefits schools receive due to the student athlete’s performance on the playing field. Student Athletes are recruited out of high school to play at the college level. The talent level of a particular athlete will determine the amount of scholarship given. Universities often give extremely talented athletes full ride scholarships while attending their school. The full scholarship provides a student with many things being paid for by the school such as tuition, room and board, a meal plan and all of college credits....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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How Basketball Statistics Affect Winning Percentage for a NCAA Division 1 Team

- How Basketball Statistics Affect Winning Percentage for a NCAA Division 1 Team We tried to find out how certain basketball statistics affect winning percentage for a NCAA Division I basketball team. We used the entire NCAA division I 1999-2000 season statistics. We considered the following statistics: Field Goals, Free Throws, Personal Fouls, Turnovers, 3 Pointers, Blocks, & Steals. Our conclusion is that while a rise in each stat had some affect in the rise or fall of winning percentage, we could not determine a single stat that had a direct affect on the dependent variable (Winning Percentage)....   [tags: Papers]

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Should College Athletes be Paid?

- In today’s society, one of the big controversies with sports is, should student athletes be be paid a salary. Some people believe that they should be paid and others would completely disagree. Even though they technically are being paid, they really are not. The only type of way the athletes would be paid is through financial aid or if they have a job. Only their education is being paid by the school. Although some people believe that they should be paid, it would not be a good idea at all. So college athletes should not be paid at all because they are basically being paid to study and play a sport....   [tags: critics, football, basketball]

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Personal Statement : Playing Sports

- I have a lot of interests and talents that either improved over the course of the years or has become uninterested to me. Sports for example, always had peeked my interest ever since I was young. Although I do not play as many sports as I want to. I love to play and watch as much as I can. When I was younger, I loved to play as the goalie in soccer and loved to play basketball although, I was the only girl who wanted to play with the boys. At times at school, I was an outcast because instead of playing “Doctor” or “House” like every girl in school, I liked playing basketball, dodgeball, and soccer with the boys....   [tags: Basketball, Volleyball, Game]

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A Brief Biography of Michael Jordan

- Michael Jordan, considered one of the greatest to every play the game of basketball, was born in Brooklyn in 1963 and raised in North Carolina. As a senior in high school he was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Team, and then later accepted a scholarship to play for the University of North Carolina. After three seasons of college ball in which he averaged almost 18 points and 5 rebounds a game. He was selected 3rd overall in the 1984 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls after Hakeem Olajuwon (a hall of fame center with the Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (considered a major bust by the Portland Trail Blazers)....   [tags: NBA, basketball greats]

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The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

- BANG. THUD. FLOP. The usually sound of an athlete when they hit the ground after they received and unexpected injury during the middle of a big game. While reading The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls went through adversity in her life so too must athletes who get injured in sports. It happens in sports everywhere: professional, college, high school, middle school, and even in younger age groups. Injuries aren’t fun, but that’s just how the dice roll. Those who don’t go through injuries are blessed with knowing that they don’t have to go through the hardships; however, they are also cursed because they don’t know the feeling of breaking your ankles in a soccer game, receiving a concussion durin...   [tags: Basketball, High school, Concussion]

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Being An Athlete Is The Next Game

- All an Athletes thinks about is during season is the next game. What’s going to happen or if they’re going to make the play during the game when they really count. They’re rarely think about what they’re doing during school or at home or even when they’re walking the streets of their city. Little do they know that just being an athlete, they assume a greater part than simply being themselves. What they do, say, watch, and speak can make an impact on their image. Athletes have always been held to a higher standard....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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Circuit Training Testing My Skills at Basketball and My General Fitness Levels

- Circuit Training Testing My Skills at Basketball and My General Fitness Levels For my PE coursework this year, I have taken part in a 6 week circuit testing my skills at basketball as well as my general fitness levels. Before the circuit began, I took part in a bleep test, which was done so that I could find out my level of fitness before the circuit began. There was no reason for me not to put in my full and best effort towards the circuit as I do not have any major illnesses which could hinder my chances of obtaining the best levels and scores I could....   [tags: Papers]

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Life Out Of High School

- All the graduating classes before you and the upperclassmen all tell you from you first day of high school, enjoy it while it last because it flies by. You never really take that to heart until you’re doing things in high school for the last time. For example, last first day of high school, your last homecoming parade, assembly, dance, last prom, and last time cheering on the football team in negative below weather. While sitting at these last events and activities is when the tears flow, and you really soak in your experiencing high school for the last time....   [tags: High school, School, Basketball]

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Rhetorical Analysis : Lebron James

- Rhetorical Analysis: Lebron James Lebron James is a well known professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lebron is often referred to as one of the greatest to ever pick up a basketball. Lebron makes money from playing basketball but a substantial amount of his income comes from sponsorships and endorsement deals with outside brands. This is where his social media plays a huge part of his life. Lebron has many different social media platforms he uses to reach out to fans like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter....   [tags: Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers]

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) consists of individuals with skills in athletics like the students, athletic personnel, the faculty student groups, researchers and other stakeholders. The NCAA has various divisions with various students and athletes with different levels of capabilities. The divisions have special considerations for the students in order to enhance the students’ performance on athletic activities. The NCAA divisions include the Division 1, Division and Division 3....   [tags: athletic personnel, basketball]

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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

- A billion-dollar market booming with profits. Could the implication of modern slavery be in place. Once a big time athlete takes a scholarship at a school the athlete signs up to the NCAA owning them. Colleges and the NCAA gross an immense amount of money off merchandise, TV deals, commercials, and ticket sales. Athletes, regardless of having a family to take care of or starving themselves, cannot profit off of this. Athletes aren’t able to profit off their own name during their tenure at a NCAA school, for the NCAA owns the rights to their name....   [tags: High school, College, Basketball]

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Leadership Qualities in John Wooden

- ... A leader will prevail. I also try and form the leader i am becoming today by Doctor Allen. He is one of the most influential people in my life. If i have any sort of a problem i ask doc. I ask him about what my life path should be and he gives input i also ask him which club to use on a specific golf shot. Doc is very angry sometimes but most of the time he is only doing it to try and help the person he is yelling at. He tries to teach but most of the assholes at this school do not show enough respect....   [tags: basketball coach, leadership characteristics]

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NBA Teams: The Chicago Bulls

- ... In 2008 the bulls won a lottery so they can have a top 5 pick in the beginning. When it was there turn to pick they picked derrick Rose. Rose became the youngest player to win the MVP honors in his 3rd season. Rose was one of the best players in the NBA when he was a rookie. Chicago bulls had the world’s greatest 4th quarter comeback in NBA history. Lots of fans always went to the bulls’ game because it was most fun and intense sometimes. Michael Jordan retired basketball when he was only 30....   [tags: professional basketball industry]

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Thunder Games Impact Oklahoma City

- ... The fan gear and the food from the games help the association keep the courts and the seats very clean and appealing to the fans that come to watch the game. Many new food chains and stores for team merchandise has appeared around the Chesapeake Arena, which means that the people are returning for more each game and they are leaving the arena satisfied and in a good mood. “The loss of Thunder basketball games would mean an economic impact of sixty million dollars to the city” said the chamber officials during the NBA lock-out....   [tags: basketball, team, court]

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Should College Athletes Get Paid?

- Should College Athletes Get Paid. College athletes are taken advantage of on a daily basis. Student athletes have to spend all day in class having to meet vigorous academic requirements well also having to stay competitive in sports. For doing so much you think the NCAA would at least give them some money to live off. When students have no money they are more likely to sell their autographs or take money from boosters. When students accept money from boosters it not only affects the player but it affects the team....   [tags: American football, Basketball, University]

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Personal Statement : Personal Leadership

- Personal Leadership Overview "You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you 're not passionate enough from the start, you 'll never stick it out” (Steve Jobs). Reading that quote there is one word that really sticks out and says something to me; passionate. To be or to become the greatest leader in whatever field you’re into, if there is no passion in the work or goal you’re trying to achieve, you’ll never be able to stick it out or grow/prosper in the end....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Basketball, Skill]

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The Game Games And The Nba Game Series

- Hey you. Yeah, the NBA Fan would go deep within a conversation with. I will be talking about how the NBA (National Basketball League) has their fair share of missed calls to rigging Championship series within the years. While I was researching on the missed calls or the signs of a rigged game by watching a lot of films (Watching NBA Games in their entirety). There is a lot of conspiracy theorists who think the league purposely rig games for more ratings and sales, which is true. I am not going to lie because on personal experience....   [tags: National Basketball Association]

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Donald Sterling's Racist Comments to African Americans

- ... An invasion of privacy was declared, and many people were upset because their freedoms were at risk. In the recording V. Striviano (the girlfriend) replied to his racist comments by saying, “ I wish I could change the color of my skin”. It turns out the the beloved girlfriend is in fact part African American. This whole incident is offensive to the people and his own girlfriend. She should not have to defend her cases by saying she wishes she could change her skin.This is who she is and no one can change it....   [tags: basketball team, punishment]

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LeBron James and Michael Jordan

- Comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan is like comparing apples and oranges. It just isn’t a fair comparison. There are too many differences. There are too many variables. There are too many fallacies that are involved to make a fair assessment to determine who the greatest basketball player of all time is. Unfortunately the comparison is being made seemingly every day, and the article by Mr. Mathis is full of fallacious material. His extreme uses of exaggeration and card stacking, along with many harsh examples of hasty generalizations, makes a claim that Michael Jordan is and always will be the greatest player to play basketball....   [tags: NBA, basketball, Mathis, comparison]

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Book Analysis of the Punch

- The author unfolds the events as a flashback, where the story starts with a memory and goes back into chronological order, and that’s also how the author tells how the story is introduced and developed. The author starts the story with how the unfortunate accident between Rudy Tomjanovich and Kermit Washington during a Lakers against Rockets game. The story tells about how the accident affected Rudy and Kermit and how their lives were changed after the incident. It start out by introducing the characters background and how they entered the NBA and the events that lead toward the incident....   [tags: basketball, rockets, lakers, accident]

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Application Essay for MBA Program

- "Jay, never in my mind since you have been on this earth, have I ever doubted any of your abilities or the intelligence you possess…never forget what you went through to even be alive today.” I can remember this exact statement my mother told me as I held back tears. Not tears of sorrow or pain, but tears of gratitude and joy. She whispered them to me a few hours after I graduated from high school receiving an advanced diploma. Overcoming difficult obstacles has seemingly become the “story of my life.” Before being born, my mother had two miscarriages....   [tags: obstacles, hurdles, adversity, basketball]

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Kevin Durant Vs LeBron James

- Kevin Durant was right up in LeBron James’ face, guarding him the best he could. Ten seconds left now as LeBron starts to drive. Kevin stays right on him and forces an off balance shot and snacthed the rebound. Five seconds left as Durant pounds the ball up the court with LeBron hot on his tail. Three seconds left now as Durant starts to pull up for a mid-range jumper. One second left and Kevin Durant is at the highest point of his jump. He smoothly releases the ball but, out of no where LeBron blocks the shot crisply from behind as the buzzer sounds....   [tags: players, forard, teams, basketball]

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The Boys from Joes

- The Boys from Joes The town of Joes, Colorado was founded in 1906. Just about everyone in the town had someone in their family with name of Joe, and that’s how the town got its name. The Boys from Joes is an incredible story. It’s about a group of ten small town boys who weren’t expected to go anywhere in basketball, or achieve their goals. Joes High School’s total enrollment consisted of sixteen girls, and twenty boys. Ten of the boys that had enrolled there played basketball. All of the boys were over six feet tall....   [tags: basketball, school, tournament]

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Failure And Failure Of Failure

- People usually afraid of failure because they tried to do something and failed, or took a risk and it didn’t pay off, or made a decision and it turned out to be the wrong one. That fear of failure create the stress and anxiety when people want to do something hard or try something new. Just because you tried something two or three time and failing does not mean the entire idea is a mistake. Do you expect to get a Blackjack on every game that you played. That would be an impossible thing to do. There is no success that comes without failure, where failure is experiences and lessons that help you to perfect your works....   [tags: Failure, Success, Basketball]

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Case Analysis : Alana Nichols

- Alana Nichols, a physically incapable individual is working on getting a gold medal in her third different sport. Nichols is an athlete who had a tragic accident in 2014 with a snowboard, which led her to be paralyzed and who would rely on using a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Paralyzed defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is to make (someone or something) unable to function, act, or move. This definition was not going to stop Alana Nichols from doing what she loved. For her, it was constantly being able to move and play sports....   [tags: Disability, Wheelchair, Basketball]

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Coach Carter, The Story

-   In the movie Coach Carter, the story really gives a great example of how to guide, discipline, lead, direct, and also counsel your team or group. Coach Carter was a man who came and took over as a head coach of his old high school, Richmond High. Once he was there it was obvious the guys there on the team had some serious issues academically, and also with discipline, which proved to give Carter the perfect opportunity to bring out his famous contracts. Throughout the story he showed incredible courage, patience, integrity, while building trust and assembling one of the greatest high school teams in history....   [tags: High school, Basketball, YMCA]

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Who is Allen Iverson?

- Who is Allen Iverson. Allen Iverson is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He had a difficult childhood but that didn’t stop him from making his dream a reality. He worked hard and became a professional basketball player. Allen Iverson was born to Allen Broughton and Ann Iverson on June 17, 1975 in Hampton Virginia. He came from a troubled background. His mother raised him and his two half-sisters by herself. The family would have to go without heat or electricity because they could not pay the bills....   [tags: basketball, dreams, education]

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Erik Spolestra: Miami Heat Coach

- Erik Spoelstra Erik Spoelstra is the current coach of the Miami Heat basketball team, this team underwent a true transformation; they came from “rock bottom in the 2007-08 NBA season, to the top of the hill in 2013. In 2007, Dwayne Wade, the star player at the time, was plagued by injuries. Miami hit rock bottom with a league worst 15-67 record” (Todd, 2). Shaquille O'Neal, one of the other star players, was traded to the Phoenix Suns midway through the season. Pat Riley, the president and head coach of the team at the time, resigned as head coach after the season, but kept his position as team president....   [tags: professional basketball, NBA teams]

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