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  • Compare And Contrast Soccer And Basketball

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    Soccer (Football) as known in most of the countries and Basketball both are sports that played at high schools and colleges in U.S.A. The physical body contact is a part of these two games. The similar points of both of them are not too much. Both soccer and basketball are sports need a stamina and mental strength to be played, but the childhood and the surrounding environment decide whether the person will prefer one of them over the other. It’s not very strange to find someone who likes and play

  • Basketball and its Inventor: James Naismith

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    Basketball was invented by a man named James Naismith. He was born in 1861 in the United States. Naismith was a high school sports coach in Massachusetts. He was a sporty guy. People took him as a religious man, because he was. James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Canada. James Naismith dies on November 28, 1939, 22 days after his birthday. He died in Lawrence, Texas. He invented two things. He invented Basketball

  • Compare And Contrast Football And Basketball

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    Every time you step on to the court its a challenge. Not only an individual challenge, but a team challenge to be the best. This is for the best two sports in the world, football and basketball. The glory of winning, but the agony of losing, is what separates the champs from contenders. There are truly two of sports we highlight in today culture. They are so popular that you see them all over the world, or maybe different version of them. There are truly die hard fans from not only these sports

  • History Of Basketball

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    The game of basketball has evolved a great deal throughout the years. Basketball was invented on December 21, 1891. The inventor of the game was a Canadian clergyman, James Naismith (Joseph Morse, 1973). The game of basketball was fashioned from fragments of other games, seeking to eliminate flaws of indoor rugby, soccer and lacrosse. Naismith also borrowed aspects from the children’s game “Duck-on-a-Rock,” in which children tried to knock off a rock from a boulder by tossing smaller rocks from

  • Ways to Do Conditioning for Basketball

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    Basketball is a widely populated sport in today’s society since it was created in the late 1800s by Dr. James Naismith. Many fans enjoy playing basketball but most of them don’t thoroughly understand the process to get in shape to play. Basketball conditioning requires a lot of dedication and is very time consuming. It is a highly competitive and contact sport so being faster and stronger than the other guy can give you more advantages. Many ways to condition are by running, weight training in the

  • The Life Of Rick's Life For Basketball And Basketball

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    Early Years: -Born on August 26th, 1957 -Place of birth: Port Alberni, BC -Spent his years growing up in Fort St. John -Was a natural athlete -Had a passion for basketball and volleyball -Called the environment his playground -Grew up in a rural area -Lots of aunts, uncles and grandparents that lived close by -Had a close knit family -Family played an important role on Rick’s character Change of his life: -June 1973 was when Rick’s life changed -Rick and his friend Don were coming home from a fishing

  • Rules and Regulations of Basketball

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    To understand the game of basketball, one should know and understand the rules and regulations of the game. They must know that they should not double dribble, push, travel with the ball, etc. They must also know whether it was a foul or not, why should you rebound, etc. Once should also learn the court lines and markings. During a game, they would have to know the mid-court line, sideline, baseline, three point line, free throw line, free throw circle, lane line, and the center circle. In addition

  • Gender Roles In Love And Basketball

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    are socially constructed behaviors that society sets for all of us to follow. If someone behaves differently from the already established norms, that person is looked as weird or as an outcast from the rest of the group. The iconic film Love and Basketball allows us as viewers to see gender scripts being defied and role reversal emerged. Love

  • Narrative Essay About Basketball

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    Growing up I was a diehard basketball player. I started playing basketball at the age of six years old, and at the time I wasn’t very good. I was made fun of a lot because of my weight and I wasn’t very athletic. From six years old till 10 years old, I was constantly picked on and whenever I played basketball with friends it was the same result. One night I was in my bed and I was looking up the statistics of what it took to play professional basketball. At the time I was still 10 years old and there

  • A Comparison Between Basketball and Soccer

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    Basketball is America’s past time. But all around the world soccer is the most popular sport. Fans are crazy about their teams and travel around the world just to see them play. Soccer is the most played and watched game in the world. I could never forget the first time my dad and I went to watch Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in the major league soccer game. The excitement began from my house to the stadium and during the time of game. Now, I was six years old, and my dad had me up on his shoulders