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    The Lakers won back to back championships in 2000 to 2002 with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. In 2009 to 2010, the Lakers won back to back championships again, but without Shaquille O’Neal himself. What is the cause for the Lakers winning the championship in 2000 and not winning a championship in 2010? First let’s talk about what caused them to win in 2000. The season starts in 1999 and the playoffs starts in 2000, so in 1999 the Lakers were having a great season. Their record were 67 wins

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    forces to ever step on a basketball court: Shaquille O’Neal. Known as “Shaq” or “The Big Diesel,” O’Neal holds countless records and accolades that have defined his career as one of the greatest to ever play. His name is in conversation with other greats such as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Karl Malone as one of the most influential and physically dominating players in the history of the NBA. Shaquille O’Neal has not only brought life back to the

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    Shaquille O’Neal is one of the biggest and most dominant guys to ever play the game of basketball. He is such a big guys, he wears a size 43 shoes! He is one of the most dominant BigMen to ever play in the NBA. Shaquille O’Neal was an NBA power forward from 1982-2011, his life before, during and after the NBA are pretty fascinating subjects to talk about. Life Before The NBA Before Shaq was a Bigman for the NBA, he played Bigman for high school and college. In high school, he was 6’9 and in college

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    winning attitudes would allow the coming decade, to of NBA basketball to be just as historic as the previous one had been. Despite their stylistic differences, Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan shared a knack for success. The begining of this era saw eight of the next nine NBA champions teams lead primarily by either Shaq or Duncan. Shaquille O’Neal, whose endless amount of nicknames, including the The Big Aristotle, Shaq Daddy, Shaq Diesel , stemmed from his dominant, loud style of play, as well as his

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    would listen to rap music before a game in order to get hyped. Tons of rappers would reference basketball players or basketball terms in their verses during their songs. Some players would actually rap themselves. Two big rappers/players were Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. They even had a rap battle. During it, Shaq infamously said “Kobe, tell me how my a** taste?”. Surprisingly some others had songs such as Jason Kidd and Isaiah Rider. This era impacted the start of the 21st century by them continuing

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    The Orlando Magic

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    guards ever to play the game. In addition to their contributions on the court, O’Neal and Hardaway were revered in the Orlando community for their efforts. Both received the NBA Community Assist Award for helping to clean up the Parramore neighborhood of Orlando by using their own funds to help build gymnasiums, parks and playgrounds where disadvantaged children can safely play and learn. In addition, Shaquille O’Neal established the Shaq fund for disadvantaged youth, distributing money to charities

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    hungry for revenge and just wanted to come out again, in 2008-2009 Kobe won the league MVP awards and led the Lakers to the NBA finals once again. He finally went on to beat the Celtics in 7 games and win his 4th NBA title and his first without Shaquille O’Neal. 2009-2010 Kobe came out hungry and more determined to win his fifth title, he dominated in every game and didn’t give opponents an opportunity to rest while guarding him. Kobe went on to the finals once again this time beating the Orlando Magic

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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

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    recorded 2 triple-doubles; and set a school single-season record for points with 729. He was named conference Player of the Year, a First-Team All-American, and a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards. The Orlando Magic, who had secured Shaquille O'Neal with the No. 1 pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, won the NBA Draft Lottery again in 1993. The team took Michigan's Chris Webber with the No. 1 pick and immediately traded him to the Golden State Warriors for Hardaway and three first-round draft picks

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    Alexis Becerra Mrs. Batey English IV 19 October 2018 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is said to be one of the best basketball players of all time. His will to win and dedication is what separated him from everyone else. His competitiveness was on another level. Tough obstacles were put in his way that changed his life. He went through hard times in his personal life, but he always looked at the bright side, which was basketball. Kobe Bean Bryant, son of Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, was born in August 23, 1978

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    The Dream Team Era

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    reach 109 wins with only two losses spread across 14 different Olympic games. Despite the fact that the era and aura of the Dream Team was destroyed, the memories of the games will live on forever. Names like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Vince Carter will always be remembered for having great NBA careers, but also for bring home the gold medal for their country and doing it with a class and a grace that will never be seen again. Works Cited “Games of the XXVth Olympiad—2000

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    Jewel case and the Olympic bombing and the TWA flight 800 that blew up over New York. The media jumped to numerous conclusions that had us lost. Do you think these people worry about what fund raiser Michael Jordan attended and about what Shaquille O'Neal did on Thanksgiving for the needy? No. They are more interested in what color Dennis Rodman's hair is and what he wore last night at Excalibur. I had to go through days of research to find out that Chicago Bears star Chris Zorich has started

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    The Rebirth of a Game

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    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

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    The series went the full seven games. In the next round, the Sixers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, also in seven games, to advance to the 2001 NBA Finals against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, featuring the duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Iverson led the Sixers to their first finals since their 1983 championship. In game one of the 2001 NBA Finals, Iverson scored a playoff high 48 points and beat the heavily favored Lakers 107–101; it was the Lakers' only playoff loss that year

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    along with that he also averaged 4.5 total rebounds a game, with Zack there was also 4.3 assists a game and 1.7 steals a game and then finally 1 block a game. He tried his hardest to keep his team in a series. the 32 year old Shaquille O'Neal also tried to keep his team in the series. he did that by averaging 33.7 minutes a game, 20.6 points a game, 7.6 total rebounds a game, 1.7 assist a game, 0.3 steals a game and two blocks a game. Those were two of the best if not the best

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    When a great player leaves their team, the team typically falls apart after the departure, such as when LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 and also when Shaquille O'Neal left the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004. So when the “greatest player of all time” left the Chicago Bulls after his first retirement, one would imagine that the Bulls would have a failing season with a losing record, but in actuality, led by the

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    First African-Americans In Basketball Impact 77% of NBA basketball players are African-American, approximately 343 players, compared to the 0% or none we had in the earlier 1950’s, in just 60 years we went up 77%. (Travis Waldron 63 Years Ago Today Earl Lloyd Became The First Black Player In The NBA 1.) The history of African-American’s in basketball players opened opportunities for African American’s to have hope about be part of entertainment, to have a higher paying job, and to begin to end

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    Coaching Philosophy & Objective My coaching philosophy will come from many experiences I’ve had over the years with different coaches. I’ve played on many different teams and was able to observe many different personalities in coaches. So I know what I like and what I do not like in a coach. I am blessed to have been around so many coaches, because after college I will want to coach for a living. The best part of me wanting to be a coach is that I’ve been in the player’s position, so I will understand

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    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. Long-time

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    The Best NBA Team

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    Did you know that the LA Lakers of the National Basketball Association(NBA) hold most of the leagues greatest players in history? Did you know that the Pittsburgh Steelers have most Super bowl Championships in the history of the National Football League(NFL)? I bet there are some people in this world who did not even know that the Boston Celtics of the NBA have the most Championship Titles in the history of the NBA. In this essay, I am going to tell you about the history of two of the best teams

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