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  • Basketball Reflection Paper

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

  • Basketball Shooting: The Most Fun Part Of Basketball

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    is probably the most fun part of basketball. The most renowned basketball players in history are efficient and consistent shot makers, whether inside the paint or out of it. Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James…all of them can shoot the lights out of the stadiums they play in. Although shooting the ball is simple, making it go through the ring isn’t that simple. There are a myriad of ways to put the basketball in the ring and there are a myriad

  • Personality In Basketball Essay

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    players and their constituency throughout training and the game. In basketball personality is essential as players with a personality will work as a team instead of on their own for example instead of keeping the ball to themselves , they will pass to their surrounding players. Personality will also prevent players from causing trouble with the opposition and play the game fair and square. Heredity : Heredity is important in basketball as it determines how fast they will be able to run to the goal line

  • The History Of Basketball

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    It’s More Than a Game Basketball has become an international sport. People all around the world enjoy playing it with friends, or even competing for a championship. But haven’t you always wondered where it all began, who were the first people to play it, and who thought of something as simple as putting a ball through a hoop? When you think of basketball you probably think of the names LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Kobe Bryant. Even though these are some superstars of the game there is one man way

  • The Origin Of Basketball And I

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

  • Basketball: The History And History Of Basketball

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    BASKETBALL (Wee chuan): Introduction Played indoors/outdoors by two opposing teams of five players each.Basketball was created in 1891 by Dr. James naismith.The space is a rectangular, indoor court. Today basketball is the most popular sports in United States and Europe. To win the game, the team must throw a 30-inch ball through a 60-inch hoop more times than your opponent does. Basketball focuses on dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting. It consist of four basic passes, chest pass, two-hand

  • My Life Of Basketball

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    summer of 2011. My days were spent in the gym and the basketball court preparing for the moment I had dreamed of my whole life: my senior year on the Men’s Basketball team at the University of the District of Columbia. Basketball came easy for me - I stood 6 feet, 6 inches tall, ran faster, and jumped higher than most people. Basketball opened the doors for me to attend college. This was the year my aspirations of becoming a professional basketball player were to be realized. The night before the first

  • My Experience with Basketball

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    play sports". Sports are a big part of my life, and if I had to choose my favorite sport to play it would have to be basketball. I couldn't imagine going a week without being able to touch a basketball, and I thought I would never have to. But on one summer afternoon, that all changed when I broke my leg. It left me on crutches for two months, and not being able to play basketball all that summer. At first I thought it wouldn't be so bad, getting all the attention and sympathy from everyone. However

  • Allie’s Basketball Dream

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

  • The Influence Of Shooting A Basketball

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    within the vital steps during a jump shot. Shooting a basketball whilst may seem like a trivial task, requires hand-eye co-ordination as well as visual, depth and touch perception. This essay will focus specifically on one fluid motion; the moment the player bends his knees through to when the ball is released from his fingertips. Perception is how the brain takes in information before it is processed to produce an action. When shooting a basketball, visual perception, touch perception and depth perception