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The Huston Rockets Back-to-Back Championships

- ... In this paper I will break down three of the most used sets of the 4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense when an opponent goes into a man-to-man defensive set. The 4-Out motion set is a simple, free-lance style of play. The post player (5) moves as the ball moves, using the low blocks, anywhere up and down the lanes, paint area, elbows and high post. He/she will basically continue this until they get open for a pass inside. While they’re doing that the players on the perimeter (1-4) should be moving the ball side-to-side and setting screens for each other....   [tags: offense, basketball, defensive, shooters]

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Michael Jordan: The Legend

- The 1970s were the most enigmatic years in the NBA’s first half century, best noted for its parity. According to many sports fans and critics, Michael Jordan is one of the most notoriously talented athletes of the twentieth and twenty-first century. His success and accomplishments on the basketball court helped to turn the spotlight towards the NBA during the eighties and nineties. Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York (Michael Jordan). He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris Jordan....   [tags: basketball, player, court, sports]

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Leadership, Passion, And Sage

- Do you have a hero that you look up to. The way defines a hero as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding behavior, and noble qualities”. A hero is not a person that is a menace to the people or person he or she is a hero to, and does not sit around being lazy, doing nothing with his or her life. There are three characteristics that I would use to analyze and define a hero; leadership, passion, and sage. First off, a hero will have good leadership. Leadership is defined by, “leading a person or a group of persons to do something”, according to   [tags: Leadership, Management, Hero, Basketball]

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Biography of Michael Jordan

- Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a person everyone has heard about sometime in their life. Many consider him the greatest Basketball player of all time. With his attributes and wits he never lost hope. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation” (“Michael Jordan Quotes”). Which is what he was good at otherwise he wouldn’t have 6 National Championships. One example of his attributes was on June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan had come down with the flu. He was not suppose to show, but at pregame warm ups he was there....   [tags: basketball player, nba]

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Biography of James Naismith

- “The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’” (James Naismith Quotes). In November, 1861, the inventor of “basketball” was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (Biography of James Naismith). But it never crossed his mind that he’d be the creator of one of the most popular world-wide sports known to man (James Naismith…:Inventor of Basketball). Dr. James Naismith had the body foundation of a fine athlete. As he matured, he developed characteristics of a modest, down-to-earth man....   [tags: basketball, invention, athlete, sports]

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The Sacramento Kings Team

- One hundred and twenty six decibels, the record for the loudest indoor arena, goes to the Sleep Train Arena, and the home of the Sacramento Kings. The record was broken at a Kings Bucks game, and though the fans were able to break a record, the Kings still lost. Since relocating to the tiny city of Sacramento, the Kings have never really been a good team. The team has only seen mediocre players with the occasional appearances of great players visiting, arriving only to pound the team and the aspiring hopes of the minimal fan base....   [tags: NBA basketball associations]

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Dreams Do Come True

- Dreams Do Come True In sixth grade I remember when Mrs. Applewood made us write down one goal that we wanted to achieve. I quickly placed my freshly sharpened number 2 pencil on the blank, white sheet of paper and wrote down five, simple words- to be a state champion. As a little girl I had a lot of wants and dreams. I wanted my daddy to coach my sixth grade team, I wanted to win a state championship, and I dreamed of playing college basketball somewhere. I was 12 years old when my daddy, Sean, coached myself and six other determined, dedicated girls to a Little League National Championship....   [tags: college basketball career]

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The Game Of Dr. James Naismith

- December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts a man by the name of Dr. James Naismith invented a world famous game called basketball. The game was invented to condition the young athletes for the winter. The game consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. Dr. Naismith published 13 rules for the game. Naismith had a class of 18 and divided them to 2 teams of 9. The objective of the game was to throw the ball into the fruit baskets that were nailed on the gym balcony. The game was stopped until the janitor got the ladder and got the ball out of the baskets....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, YMCA, Springfield]

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The Great Leaders Break The Mold Of Doubt By Setting High Standards

- Introduction “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” (Williamson, 1992, p.190). Fear is a powerful driving force that can make or break a person’s spirit. Fear can be a persistent source of pressure or unease sabotaging goals, performance, and opportunities. Oftentimes people avoid or cautiously implement a goal, a new project or an idea when too much thought is placed on the reasons why or how they will not succeed. Great leaders break the mold of doubt by setting high standards, managing by objectives, and holding themselves and followers accountable....   [tags: Leadership, Basketball, Management, High school]

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Persuasive Speech : Amateur Athletic Union

- Every Basketball player dreams of playing college Basketball. Your dream is to play in front of huge crowds, and fans screaming your name from the stands as you make a fascinating play in a game. But getting to this level takes more than just dreaming. You have to be dedicated, hard-working, and willing to make sacrifices to get to this level. While everyone is out there having a good time partying, you have to be disciplined enough to not fall for that trap and go in the gym and work on your craft....   [tags: Basketball, High school, James Naismith]

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The Court Versus On The Field

- On the Court versus On the Field Sports have created the opportunity for many to showcase their athletic abilities and talents for others to watch. Two of the top watched sports are basketball and football. Both games have an interesting tactic behind them, while their differences are what sets them apart. The game of football gives people the head to head physicality in hard-pounding hits that people crave to see. While basketball expresses the strategic mindset and conditioned body as players run down the court to score....   [tags: Game, American football, Touchdown, Basketball]

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The Rules And Regulations Of The Game

- The gym is full of people; the stands are so full that they overflow onto the edge of the court and out the doorway. The shrieks and screeches cry out from the crowd’s cheers. The ball crashes through the net, as they jump popcorn flies. The home team hit a three-point shot; they are winning with only a few seconds left. In these few seconds, the coach looks around. He realizes why he does what he does. At this point, none of the labor, time, and effort matters. The only thing that matters is the win, seeing his team succeed; watching a team grow is unlike any other feeling....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, Michael Jordan]

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To Play or Not to Play

- ... Mountain Pointe students should be receive annual grade checks and maintain a 70% or higher in order to learn a life lesson, reality check, and prepare them for life. Students need to learn an important life lesson.In life, there are no guarantees. In 2011, NBA all star Derick Rose was awarded MVP for the Chicago Bulls. In hig school, Rose maintned a 3.4 grade pont average throughout his 4 year stay. He managed school work, a job, and basketball all at the same time. This is inspiring work....   [tags: basketball, grade, maintain, learn, prepare]

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski

- There are many names synonymous with college basketball, but none are on the same level as Mike Krzyzewski. LIFE Mike Krzyzewski, born to polish immigrants William and Emily Krzyzewski on February 13, 1947, was raised on Chicago’s north side. Although both parents have passed away, the example of integrity and ethics have never left him. In fact, his mothers influence of a strong faith has kept the ritual of placing her rosary in his shirt pocket before each and every game that he has coached. This positively affected Mike and shaped his future to become one of the greatest coaches in men’s college basketball, and more importantly, an influential leader these young players could look up to e...   [tags: biography, basketball star]

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Student Athlete Salary

- With the final horn sounding the UCONN Huskies have just won the 2014 Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournament for only the second time in school history. As the Huskies celebrated so did the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as they racked up nearly one billion dollars in revenue from the tournament (Morganteen "Should Student Athletes Be Paid. No, Says NCAA President"). This statement brings up the issue whether or not the NCAA is hiding revenue received from college athletics for there own greed....   [tags: college basketball, huskies]

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Bill Bradley's Perfection

- "In John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley (1965), Bill Bradley, an All-Star in both academics and athletics from small- town Crystal City, Missouri, commits to Princeton to play basketball. At Princeton Bill shatters the basketball records for Princeton, the Ivy League, and even the NCAA, while earning to be a Rhodes scholar and eventually becoming a U.S Senator. Bill Bradley was born with many gifts that aided him in his success; above all, his determination to be the best athlete, his perfectionism that made him believe he may always be better, and his intelligence of the game, permitted him to become the greatest basketball player to ever walk the cam...   [tags: athlete, basketball, scholar]

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Leadership Is Essential For The Self Esteem Of Their Personnel

- Sam Walton once said, “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it 's amazing what they can accomplish.” Our society depends on leaders and on how well they can do their jobs. Leadership can be exemplified by anyone such a sports team captain, or even a president of a country. Leadership is a big part of who I am and what I have experienced growing up. I have been a leader and follower in many settings such as basketball, various community events, and grad council....   [tags: High school, Leadership, Graduation, Basketball]

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The Heart Of Desi Hoop Dreams

- At the heart of Desi Hoop Dreams lies an interpretation based upon how important intersectional processes are in the making of identities. Three specific intersectional identities deserve emphasis in making this argument from racism, masculinity, and discrimination. These identities can create a tough environment for people trying to fit in with different cultures and backgrounds. In Desi Hoop Dreams, characters Sanjeet and Krush show the difficulties of trying to fit into Atlanta, Georgia with a South Asian background....   [tags: Race, African American, Race, Basketball]

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A Great Role Model For Athletes

- Micheal Jordan is one the greatest all-time basketball players in the history of the NBA as well a great role model for athletes. Jordan teaches athletes how to reach towards their goals, how to accept failure, and how to succeed. Michael Jordan is known around the world as “Air Jordan” , " G.O.A.T "( Greatest of All Times), "MJ", and "His Airness ".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....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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My Family Trandition

- ... The sport goes even further back than this though. It was about 500 years ago and the Mexican Aztecs and Mayan people would play a similar sport where instead of a basketball they would use a decapitated skull of their defeated foes. the first basketball game that we play and know was on January 20th 1892. James Naismith made the sport for YMCA to play when it was cold in the winter. they would use two peach baskets on each side of the court. Some of the original rules were changes such as in the original sport they could not bounce the ball....   [tags: baseball, basketball, july, christmas]

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Judging People Based On Your Perceptions Can Be A Little Bit Tricky

- Judging people based on your perceptions can be a little bit tricky. Why I say this, is because not everyone is sought out to be based off of perceptions. I remember my psychology teacher who always had a positive attitude, she was in the best shape, and never seemed to have trouble with anything tell us that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I couldn’t believe it because I would never expect her to have it. She told us that she been having it for a while.She decided to tell us because she wanted to insure us that she may not teach for the rest of the semester....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Sophomore, Volleyball]

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Kobe Bryant And Michael Jordan

- Many people who watch or play basketball always argue who is the best of all time, or which basketball player is better than the other. And the most two basketball players that get compared with each other is Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Both of these two players are exciting to watch when they are on the basketball court. Taking a closer look into both of their careers you can see major similarities but you can also see where both of them have their different paths. Even though they both make the basketball world a better place the real question that needs to be answered is who is better....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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Lebron James Of The Cleveland Cavaliers And Kobe Bryant

- Throughout history, there have been certain controversial topics that have left humans divided. An example of a controversial topic in the world that affects all of us, can be found in the Canadian election ,when Canadians left divided on whom they believe is fit to be the leader of their country. Basketball’s biggest league, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has it’s own election like topic that divides the fans of the NBA with the question: Who is the most impactful NBA player of this era....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Kobe Bryant]

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What Type Of School Do You Teach?

- In what type of school do you teach. (Type an “X” next to the appropriate description; if “other” applies, provide a brief description.) Elementary school: _____ Middle school: _____ High school: _____ Other (please describe): __PK-12_(one building) _ 2. Where is the school where you are teaching located. (Type an “X” next to the appropriate description.) City: _____ Suburb: _____ Town: _____ Rural: __X___ 3 Describe the physical facilities (e.g., hallway, parking lot, gym, tennis court) and equipment available to you for the learning segment....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Basketball, High school]

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Coach Carter: Teamwork

- Teamwork is the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient. Any group of people could form “teams”, but when you form a group where everyone can work together and teach each other things such as self-respect and self-confidence, you have teamwork. When everyone is struggling, why not help each other out. Coach Ken Carter in demand of respect and commitment transforms a group of teenage boys into a group of young men in the movie Coach Carter. The fact that Coach Carter had transformed this group of boys is not why I enjoyed this movie....   [tags: basketball, self-worth, challenges]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- Major college football and basketball programs bring in millions of dollars a year for their college and the NCAA. Many people claim the players are the reason these programs make so much money and should be compensated for their work. At first this seems to be logical, but there are many flaws with paying athletes. However athletes should be able to pursue business opportunities. College athletes should not be compensated for playing sports but should be able to have an outside income. The controversy derives from the leading division I college basketball and football programs because they are the only ones who make enough money to pay athletes....   [tags: American football, Basketball, High school]

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Why Attending A School With The Person I Am Today

- Growing up and attending Sauers has completely shaped me into the person I am today. Sauers allowed me to experience many experiences that most people never will experience or even think about experiencing. Attending school in such a closely knit environment, partaking in sports, and most importantly learning the word of God helped me learn my true values and appreciate the people I have in my life. All of these things went hand-in-hand in helping build my knowledge and attitude to be the very best....   [tags: Play, Learning, Basketball, High school]

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Drug Abuse / Enhancement, Point Shaving, Or Dirty Play

- 1. When it comes to cheating, drug abuse/enhancement, point shaving, or dirty play, I don 't tolerate that now or ever. As current coach before my kids step into my court, they have to read and sign the code of conduct with their parents. Their signing that they will not do drug, fight, drink, or use any enhancement if they want to play high school basketball. If they are caught they will automatically be kicked off the team and they would have wait the following year to play basketball again. I’m not trying to threaten my players, but I try to get my appoint across through them by giving them an early warning that the school and myself don’t tolerate cheating, drug abuse/enhancement, point...   [tags: Basketball, High school, Education, School]

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Coach Carter: The Dynamic Change in the Players

- Laying down in here, you hear this consistent knocking. You try to sleep through but it’s consistently knocking seeming as if it will never quit. Curious, you roll out of bed away from the comfort of your wife’s warm body, but you cautiously move closer step by step downstairs into the direction of the sound. Each step you take wondering whether or not your house is being robbed. You finally ease your way downstairs and quickly flipped the light switch only to find no one and your home to have no damage or evidence of a theft of any kind; however, you still hear the sound....   [tags: Samuel L Jackson, Basketball, Movie]

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Michael Jordan 's Role Model

- In 1981, Michael Jordan stepped foot on North Carolina’s campus as a top recruited freshman and was soon to be one of only four freshmen to ever earn a starting spot under Coach Dean Smith. The University of North Carolina was where Michael Jordan’s legacy started, and as of now, it will not end anytime soon. In his playing days, Michael was a second overall draft pick, Nike client, six-time NBA champ, six-time NBA finals MVP, five-time NBA MVP, and a fourteen-time all-star. After his playing days were over, Jordan’s impact on the game and on the fans never died....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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My First Day Of High School

- It was a bright sunny morning on my very first day of high school when I had announced to my best friend Justin that I was going to try out for the school basketball team. We sat at the rectangular lunch table comfortably while he chuckled in disbelief as if he weren’t taking me serious. I proceeded to yell at him in a jokingly matter when I noticed that I was overheard by a group of former basketball players. The group proceeded to walk past our table laughing and pointing fingers just as though an audience would to a comedian during a comic show....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Layup, YMCA]

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I Am A Basketball Volleyball Player

- When I was 10 years old I set my mind to become a volleyball player. Still living in Peru, I stopped playing all other sports at the age of 13 to focus on my academics and training volleyball. While finishing my junior year in high school my parents informed me we were moving to the United States. I was devastated but I was still determined to become a college volleyball player. When I arrived in Miami, I started attending Miami Beach Senior High School and even thou English was my second language, I applied myself daily to excel academically....   [tags: High school, College, Volleyball]

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The Policy Of Cutting Students From High School Sports Versus The No Cut Policy

- The policy of cutting students from high school sports versus the no-cut policy has been a highly discussed dispute. Regardless of the requests of some parents to stop cutting kids in high school sports, evidence from Barry Temkin in the Chicago Tribune suggests that cutting high schoolers from sports should be an action taken by high school coaches. Some high schools struggle with managing money (add more)... Not only would cutting kids be necessary and beneficial, it gives students an opportunity to work harder or discover a sport that is perfectly fit for them....   [tags: High school, Basketball, College, School]

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The Fall, And The Resurrection Of The City Of Cleveland With Lebron James

- Throughout the United States there are many different franchises that stimulate the economy of the city that they are located in. Threw ticket sales and merchandise sales franchises can boost the economic income of the city. Although this can been seen as a one sided argument, Cities without some of this huge revenue would not be able to stay afloat. Primary examples would be the rise, the fall, and the resurrection of the city of Cleveland with Lebron James. This instance exemplifies how a city building a strong economy falls after one player leaves the location and now returns to bring the city from the ashes....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics]

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Racism Is A Problem Of The United States Of America

- With much regret, it is very easy to say that racism still remains and prevails as a problem in the United States of America in today 's world. One of the big problems with racism is that people seem to think that it is just a white on black crime, but it is much more than that. I believe that almost every person can say that they have had a racist comment or statement made to them before, or that they were excluded because of race. Although one may wish that racism is something that we can all grow out of or become too mature to continue being, this has not yet happened, especially in the generation of college students today....   [tags: Race, African American, University, Basketball]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- The world we live in, our every actions is driven by some economics motivation. Every task we perform now has some kind of monetary value attached to it. While some may argue that has made us materialistic, others believe it’s just a way of acknowledging each other’s hard work. A similar trend is seen in sports; athletes and coaches are paid highly to acknowledge them and show appreciation. However, when it comes to college sports, everyone’s views change and only the coaches are the ones being compensated....   [tags: Basketball, High school, College athletics]

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What Does You Do With Your Own Gifts?

- It is that question that sneaks up on everyone. The question in itself in not reason for concern. It is not really the question, rather, how often this question arises and if the questions troubles you or comforts you is what may be important. Then again, what may be the most important is what you do with the question. The question in itself can be troubling or may be just the opposite. The question can make you realize it is just one of the gifts that assure you that indeed you are wonderfully and uniquely made....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Secondary school]

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The 1995 - 1996 Chicago Bulls

- Have you ever wondered who is the best team to ever play basketball. They probably have a good regular season record, they won the finals, and they probably have some star caliber players. The 1995 Chicago Bulls fit that description. They had a great regular season winning seventy-two games. They dominated the league winning the division, the league, and the finals. None of this would be possible without their star players. They consisted of many star player including Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman....   [tags: basketball, season, games, players, team]

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The Juxtaposition Between The Two Schools Junior

- The juxtaposition between the two schools Junior attends encapsulates the idea of materialistic White superiority. Junior starts freshman year at Wellpinit High School, a high school on the reservation. However, after a long conversation with his geometry teacher, Junior is convinced to transfer to Reardan, an all-White school off of the reservation. At Wellpinit, Junior had the same geometry textbook that his mother did (Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, 31). Contrasting this poverty, “Reardan has one of the best small schools in the state, with a computer room and huge chemistry lab and a drama club and two basketball gyms” (Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Par...   [tags: Basketball, High school, School, Education]

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The Effects Of Sports On Children And High School Athletics

- Kids around the world have many interests and hobbies, many to choose from, but the most popular interest to a child is sports. Athletes all over the world dedicate time and gratitude to become an amazing athlete, or even make a living from the sport itself. Although, the road ahead for those children athletes are going to be a huge obstacle due to many reasons. The biggest bump to affect a children’s activity with the sports world are of course, injuries. What is an injury. An injury is a physical unfortunate event that happens within the body, which is harmful or even life threatening depending on the part of the body that was damaged severely....   [tags: Basketball, High school, Injury, Strain]

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Using Erikson 's Theory Of Identity Vs Role Confusion

- Using Erikson’s theory of Identity vs Role Confusion with Mary Ann’s situation, one can see how when she was a teenager she went through the stage of role confusion. According to Erikson (1993) confusion comes from an adolescent 's inability to settle on a future role for themselves; “to keep themselves together mentally the teenager will emerge themselves within a specific group or crowd that is popular amongst their peers” (p. 262). When Mary Ann began to date Kurt during her sophomore year of high school, she went from being part of this mixed group of individuals who were not all white, not all brown, not all male or female, not a bunch of brainiacs, they were an enigma amongst the stude...   [tags: High school, Cheerleading, Adolescence, Basketball]

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Student Athletes Should Not Be Banned

- Many students take great pride in their school 's sports teams, and as a result, players on those teams become minor celebrities on their campus. Hard working and talented, there is no doubt that student athletes have to hold themselves to high standards when treading the line between academic and athletic activities. Unfortunately, student athletes face very difficult struggles in pursuit of their graduation, and there is no guarantee they will end up pursuing careers in the sports they love so much: for example, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), only 3.4% of over 541,054 high school basketball players will continue to play in college, and only 1.2% will be d...   [tags: University, College, Basketball, High school]

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Getting You Know Your Peers

- Getting to Know Your Peers Courtney, Reagon, and Amber are three bright, ambitious young women, whom I just met, in my class. Each of these women possesses their own unique set of interests, qualities, and achievements. Courtney Stevens has an athletic flair to her hobbies and accomplishments up to this present time. In addition to her hobbies and accomplishments, Courtney also has an ambitious goal she is working towards. With regard to Courtney’s hobbies, she enjoys playing volleyball during her down time....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Volleyball, Time]

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The Highest Achievement A Team

- The highest achievement a team can accomplish in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is becoming the NBA Champions. Too many athletes play their hearts out every season with the expectation that their team will eventually win the prestigious championship ring and trophy during the finals. Since the Cleveland Cavaliers won the title last year, the pressure is on for them to repeat. Consequently, the fans expect LeBron James aka King James and the Cavaliers to dominate the competition time after time on the court to bring home another NBA Championship....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics]

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Michael Jordan And Lebron James

- At every level of basketball there are players that have shined on and off the court, this is true for two exceptional players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James. The debate over these two marvelous athletes and who is the better of the two, has divided sports fans since LeBron earned his first Finals Championship. For many years Michael Jordan has been seen as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Michael Jordan was first drafted into the NBA by the Chicago Bulls as the third pick in the first round of the NBA draft of 1984, after finishing his college career at the University of North Carolina....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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Stephen Curry And The Media

- Issue: Is Stephen Curry overrated. 1. 1. i) Is Stephen Curry better than LeBron James. ii) If Stephen Curry switched teams would he perform just as well. iii) Why is Stephen Curry accused of being overrated. iv) Do the media 's negative comments about athletes effect their game play. 2. i) What makes a basketball player overrated. ii) How is the media involved with Stephen Curry 's reputation. iii) Do Stephen Curry 's superstar teammates effect his reputation negatively. 3. i) Is it right to assume that Stephen Curry 's “overrated” reputation is due to the media....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Kobe Bryant]

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Should Shoe Companies Be Legal?

- The question of concern is should shoe companies be able to give away free shoes and equipment to high school athletes.  There are pros and cons to this and also could be an advantage or disadvantage to some.  The pros is that some people are very poor that they cannot afford to buy shoes or equipment.  Since they are poor they are not able to play a certain sport they love, so getting the free shoes they could attract more players to play.  The cons can be also unfair, because if only a few of the athletes are getting the shoes and or equipment then it may spark some jealousy in the system....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity, Basketball]

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Injuries of Pro Athletes in the NBA

- As with any sport, injuries occur quite frequently in the NBA. How these injuries are handled varies by team. Sometimes it is all about how serious it is and if it can get worse through playing through it. A lot of it is determined by how the player feels and how much the organization really wants and needs them on the court. Like if the team really needs a win or even just won’t accept the player to not play due to the crowd expecting them. Then if the player doesn't feel comfortable enough to play, like Andrew Bynum last year with his knee....   [tags: injury, basketball, sport, recovery, player]

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Was Tommy Was A Dreamer?

- Tommy was a Dreamer We were grown and had gone our separate ways. We had been apart and left the nest at least ten years prior. It was difficult separating from him. Tommy was my mentor and confidant. Tommy was my protector. I looked up to him like no other. He was my true father figure. I had tried different trades and was struggling with music as an art and livelihood. Tommy had taken to the streets as a “preacher” preaching the way for street people and anyone who would listen. Tommy, although not homeless, was a street preacher to those who were....   [tags: High school, Family, Sociology, Basketball]

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My First Day Of Tryouts

- Competing in a close game can really get under peoples’ skin but for me, hearing the fans, teammates, and coach cheering gives me a rush like no other. I will forever appreciate the first day of tryouts, when coach came up to me and said, “You have tremendous heart kid.” The next couple of days before the final tryout meeting felt like waiting to open your first gift on Christmas Day. As the fifteen names were being called out, an aura filled the gymnasium. I felt my heart stop and every hair stand on my body as my name was being called....   [tags: Game, Play, Board game, Basketball]

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The Day Of A Game

- It was a cold winter morning, and I was feeling very tired. The only thing that I knew was getting me through the day was the basketball game. I was walking through the halls going to my classes thinking about what would happen tonight. I had many mixed feelings going through my head from being scared, to super excited. I knew that whatever happened tonight would change everything. The day of a game was always one of the most exciting days. I wanted to be a basketball player. It was getting closer to game time....   [tags: Basketball, Game, Luck, Warming up]

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I Am A Hard Work

- I believe in hard work. Working hard will eventually pay off in the end. If you want something, you will do all you can to get it. Hard work can lead to success, and possibly a better life. You must be willing to work hard for the things that you want in life, big or small. I believe we as people should stop looking for the easy route to achieve things to get where we want to be. Instead put forth the effort that it takes to accomplish goals and/or dreams. Everything must be worked for, so why not work hard and achieve those things....   [tags: High school, Basketball, 2007 singles]

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The Diary : Hopes And Dreams

- Hopes and Dreams The diary begins by setting up Junior’s circumstances, including the fact that Junior was with hydrocephalus and therefore is small for his age and suffers from seizures, poor eyesight, stuttering, and lisping, and therefore has always been picked on by other people on the reservation. His family is poor, a condition Junior attributes to being from the reservation and not having opportunity to fulfill their potential; their poverty is symbolized early when Junior’s dog Oscar gets heat stroke and has to be put down by the father because they cannot afford to take him to a veterinarian....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Tony Curtis]

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Personal Narrative : Hopes And Dreams

- Hopes and Dreams Junior’s circumstances, including the fact that Junior was with hydrocephalus and therefore is small for his age and suffers from seizures, poor eyesight, stuttering, and lisping, and therefore has always been picked on by other people on the reservation. His family is poor, a condition Junior attributes to being from the reservation and not having opportunity to fulfill their potential; their poverty is symbolized early when Junior’s dog Oscar gets heat stroke and has to be put down by the father because they cannot afford to take him to a veterinarian....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Tony Curtis]

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Michael Is An Only Child

- Michael is a 16-year-old male high school student who was recently arrested for possession of marijuana. His parents forced him to go to counseling as a result. The marijuana was discovered by police when searching his car after he was stopped for erratic driving. He was cited for driving while under the influence. He was taken to the local jail where he called his parents who had to bail him out. They did not return home till 2:30 am. Michael’s driver’s license has since been suspended and he has an upcoming court appearance to determine further repercussions....   [tags: High school, Basketball, Mother, Father]

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Why I Don 't Sing

- I don’t sing, I can’t draw, and I definitely do not dance. Other than the ability to memorize useless things, I was blessed with the ability to play sports. Since I was six my life has revolved around sports. Throughout these eleven years of continuous ball, I have developed a highly competitive attitude, learned how to be a leader, and learned how to deal with adversity. Starting at the young age of eight, I played softball on a team called Texas Heat. We played ball every weekend in the Dallas area, which is about three hours from where I live....   [tags: Basketball, Game, Ninth Doctor, Play]

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A Champion's Journey

- For basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon,true success meant rediscovering the lessons of childhood. The crowd roared as Hakeem Olajuwon,the 211-centimetre star centre of the Houston Rockets,grabbed a pass.The score was tied late in the final game of the 1985 NBA playoffs between the Rockets and the Utah Jazz. As Olajuwon spun towards the basket,he brushed against Jazz centre Billy Paultz who crashed theatrically to the court.Olajuwon expected Paultz to be called for a foul,but the referee pointed at him.An offensive foul.Angry,Olajuwon suspected that Paultz had been sent in to provoke him.Olajuwon,a muscular 113 kilos,was known to lose his temper.The next time Paultz came over to guard Olajuwon,t...   [tags: Basketball Hakeem]

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NCAA March Madness Tournament

- One of the top sporting events in the world is considered to be the NCAA March Madness tournament. This tournament is ranked third just behind the super bowl and FIFA World Cup. It’s unbelievable to think that one of the top sporting events in the world is in college athletics. You have other professional sports like basketball, baseball, hockey and NASCAR, but there championships still don’t compare to the NCAA championship. March madness is so popular that global firms Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc believe that companies are expected to lose about $1.2 billion because of every hour of work that employees are watching games instead of working (Koba, 2014)....   [tags: Sporting Events, America, College Basketball]

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No Dream Is Too Big

- No Dream is Too Big “The odds of a high school basketball player making it to the “next level” to play college basketball (DI, II, or III) is slim. In fact, only 3.4% of high school players go on to play college basketball. Taking it even further, only 1.2% of college basketball players go on to get drafted in the NBA” (Winters, 2016). There are two types of players in the game. There are the kids who play basketball because they are athletic, and all they are seeking to gain is the recognition and awards....   [tags: Basketball, High school, College, James Naismith]

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Michael Jordan’s Second Return to the NBA

- Michael Jordan’s Second Return to the NBA Michael Jordan has been of interest to me ever since I began playing basketball myself in the fourth grade. I often found myself trying to replicate Jordan’s moves and motions on the court. I already know a great deal about Jordan because I have studied his career and practically memorized his credentials, both as an athlete and a thriving businessperson. I often found myself staring at my ceiling at night reciting free-throw percentages and such....   [tags: Athletics Sports Basketball Essays]

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The University of Michigan Fab Five

- There seems to be a fine line, a three-point line, between pushing the envelope and pushing a revolution. In 1991, five freshmen from the University of Michigan brashly stepped over that line redefining the world of college basketball as we knew it and in the process, revolutionized the relationship between style and sport. These men were "fresh" in more ways than one, causing an entire nation to dub them fabulous. They brought a hip and a hop to a game that was previously flat. Anyone following college basketball loved or hated to love the "Fab Five," evincing that either way five things were on people's minds or television screens....   [tags: College Basketball Sports]

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Michael Jordan: Beyond Personal Glory

- Michael Jordan: Beyond Personal Glory Michael Jordan is the only athlete to have ever gained the middle name "Air" because of his unbelievable ability to soar through the sky before he smashes the ball through the rim. He has managed to defy all obstacles ever thrown his way within the sport of basketball, earning his reputation as the most competitive and determined player in the NBA. Over the span of Michael Jordan's 18 year long career in the NBA, he has enjoyed world wide attention and recognition as the ambassador of basketball....   [tags: Basketball Players Papers]

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History of The Sport of Basketball

- To view a work of art separately from it’s environment, ignoring the context, will often undermine important aspects of the work. However, embracing the context will allow one to appreciate the full scope and depth of the piece. In order to fully absorb and understand it, one must consider factors in the artist’s life and surroundings, i.e. the context. Henrik Ibsen created A Doll’s House between 1878 and 1880. Like any significant work of art the context not only influenced the play, but were essential parts of it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Michael Jordan

- December 21, 1891- The birth of basketball. It has been changed from simply shooting a soccer ball into a peach basket to dunking a seven pound, leather ball into an iron rim. In the early years of the game, basketball was not as popular as other sports. In the 1985 NBA draft all this would change with the emergence of a 6'6" basketball phenomenon from Wilmington, North Carolina. Although going third in the draft, he recreated the game and is known as the best player to ever touch a basketball; he is Michael Jordan....   [tags: Basketball Michael Jordan]

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Intelligences and Michael Jordan's Career

- In Creating Minds, by Howard Gardner, three organizing themes are introduced. Gardner proposes that the creative activity of an individual is broken down into relationships: between the child and the master, between an individual and his work, and between an individual and other people. When studying Michael Jordan, three key moments in his life appear to represent these three principles and explain his success. First, proof of his level of dominance should be presented. Michael Jeffrey Jordan has experienced success at the highest level of his domain....   [tags: Basketball Science Papers]

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Madness in College Athletics Isn't Confined to March

- The basketball arena is packed with a sellout crowd of over 13,000 cheering fans. The television cameras capture the game for the entire nation. A horn blares, and the game, which was supposed to be a blowout, is now in overtime. The pressure is huge, because if the underdog wins, it would make history. Both teams are anxious, but focused, knowing that one misstep, misjudgment, or misfire could make or break the season, and everything they have worked for all year. Such was the scene during the recent ‘March Madness” game, between #4 seeded Syracuse, and #13 seeded Vermont, a.k.a....   [tags: Sports Basketball Essays]

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High School to the NBA?

- High School to the NBA. The National Basketball Association, more commonly known as the NBA, is a league that millions of people in the world are familiar with. Fans of this association range from toddlers to senior citizens. The men employed by the NBA are friends, fathers, husbands and sons, but some people these men are heroes. So many fans look to these men as role models and want to shadow their every move. The NBA players are all very talented and their life styles are quite unique. The constant traveling and practicing is hard to get used to....   [tags: Argumentative Basketball Persuasive Essays]

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Part of the Team

- Part of the Team Basketball has been more than just a game in my life, it has always been a big part of my life, but it has been a part differently than what it is to others. I love everything about basketball. I have done everything from keeping the official book for a men's and women's collegiate team to washing a high school team's practice clothes and even making sure everyone has their uniforms and shoes before leaving for an away game. You don't have to be on the court, you don't have to be the one taking the winning shot or calling the play to be part of the team....   [tags: Personal Narrative Basketball Essays]

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Rise of Professionalism in Sports

- Sports, in the context of our present day society, cover a vast range of activities, such as athletics, bowling, basketball, soccer, etc. Any game or competition that is designed to test physical skill is considered a sport; hence the list of sports can go on endlessly. In the past, all these were only very simple games, but they have evolved tremendously over the years and now, have become very professional sports, with many high-tech equipment to boost the sportsman’s performance. Bowling provides an excellent example; it dates all the way back to 5200 BC in Egypt, where kids literally take a ball-like object to throw at marble bars, resembling pins....   [tags: Basketball Football Money Greed]

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The Rebirth of a Game

- The Rebirth of a Game Basketball in my home state goes way back, straight to the beginning. The University of Kansas (KU) hired James Naismith, the inventor of the game, as its first basketball coach in 1898. The fledgling sport caught on, and has gained force ever since. KU was also the scene of the emergence of Wilt Chamberlain, who dominated the game like none other. At the same time that “Wilt the Stilt” was breaking out, Kansas State University (KSU) had a basketball coach by the name of Tex Winter....   [tags: Basketball NBA Athletics Sports Essays]

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The Nike Ad

- Just Do It Throughout the years, some men have thought that they were above women and that women couldn 't do what men do. So, some women don 't try to do anything they think is too hard for a woman and let men do it instead. In the Nike ad the creator attempts to convey by using the slogans, “JUST DO IT” and ”I DUNK LIKE A GIRL KEEP UP” , that anything a guy can do a girl can do just as well or maybe even better. This Ad also shows a young-fit woman dunking s basketball with the speed and power of lightning as she shattered the backboard to appeal to her audience....   [tags: Slam dunk, Basketball, Michael Jordan, Woman]

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Basketball And Growing Up In The 1950's

- It has often been said that baseball is America's favorite pastime, Doris Kearn's Wait Till Next Year, brings this idea into perspective. Baseball gives people something to look forward to and a team to cheer for. This seems to be a constant theme throughout your memoir. America's love of baseball is still a part of today's life but not in the same way that it seemed to be in the 5O's. People of my generation have read history books and known the stereotypes of this decade but sometimes it takes a personal account of these times, such as your book, to really bring it into perspective....   [tags: American History]

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Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete

- Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete In my life, I had many people who I really admire from Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Sean Carter (Jay-z), and Robert Johnson. Others who have influenced me in my development of a person were my parents; my mother and my father were there for everything I have done in my life. The person who I model myself after is Earvin Johnson jr. also known as Magic Johnson. There are many reasons why but all really point to him defeated in adversity in many facets of life....   [tags: Basketball athlete hero role model]

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Reality of Sports

- Reality of Sports Upon watching the films during this course we see many strong women. Female Athletes whose bodies are in peak condition from the real life champions in the documentary to the female boxer in Girl Fight and the passionate basketball player in Love and Basketball. However stories of real women are not always as ideal as those of Hollywood. Failure, both mentally and physically, is at times a harsh reality. Sometimes when somebody is physically injured it keeps an athlete from the game entirely, if the injury is severe enough....   [tags: Movies Film Basketball Essays]

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Pete Maravich

- Pete Maravich was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. His spectacular moves and awesome footwork helped him to get better everyday. His incredible passes and being able to control the court caused his teammates to like him even more. “His playground moves, circus shots, and hotdog passes were considered outrageous during his era” (NBA Encyclopedia Playoff Edition). His love for basketball was instilled by his father Peter “Press” Maravich. Pete was born on June 22, 1947 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania....   [tags: basketball, heart attack, Pistol Pete]

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Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James

- Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James Michael Jordan, in his prime, was thought of as one of the greatest basketball champions of all time. A shooting guard, standing at six-six, Jordan was able to out play anyone in his position. He started his career at the University of North Carolina, where he helped his team win a national championship. He then was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984-85 season. While playing for the Bulls, Jordan received many awards such as, MVP, five championships, Olympic gold medals, slam dunk contests, and many more defensive and offensive awards....   [tags: Basketball Players Sports Athletes Comparitive]

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The Hook Shot

- The Hook Shot It was my junior year and football season was over. We had won the state championship. It was time to relax and enjoy basketball season. Basketball season was always a fun time. I was a grade younger than most of my friends who were on the team. I was always the kid that was brought up to sit on the bench or be the sixth man. I never really got too much playing time, however, sometimes if there was a big man on the other team, or some sort of foul trouble for one of the seniors, I would get in....   [tags: Personal Narratives Basketball Sports Essays]

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Bowing to Seniority

- Bowing to Seniority With the dearth of good centers in college basketball, one would expect that Xavier University would want David West, their All-American center who averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior, to return for his senior season. But West did not feel so welcome. “Honestly, it felt like they wanted me to leave,” West said. “Not Coach [Thad] Matta specifically, but most people seemed to be pushing me out the door [to the NBA].” Eventually, West decided to return for his senior season, and then became part of a dying breed: college seniors who get drafted in the first round of the NBA draft....   [tags: Documentary Journalism Sports Basketball Papers]

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Sexism in Sports

- Sexism in Sports In 1972 a policy known as Title IX was written and mandated into Federal policy. Title IX states “no person.....shall, on the basis of sex….be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Glenn Sacks, “Title IX Lawsuits are Endangering Men’s College Sports,” p. 3). Many high schools and colleges have not been able to comply with the Title IX standards mostly because of money. After more than 30 years since the beginning of Title IX, there is still no gender equality among men and women in sports....   [tags: Sexism Sports Athletics Basketball Essays]

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Omar Epps

- Omar Epps In the movies, Love and Basketball, and The Program the viewer can see various similarities that develop. One of the obvious comparisons can be seen in how the actor Omar Epps performs and the similar situations he’s faced with. In both films, he goes through struggles and reveals the life of a highly recruited athlete. The Program is produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., while Love and Basketball is produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kitt. Love and Basketball is a movie that combines a love story with how basketball affects the relationship of two high school sweethearts....   [tags: Actor Love and Basketball Movies Essays]

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