John Wall recently glared at the television screen watching the National Basketball Association lottery selection show. It determined the order in which teams that failed to make the playoffs would make their selections in this year’s draft. This was of extreme interest because if Wall believes all the predictions, on June 24, 2010, his name would be called first by Commissioner David Stern. After just one year of playing college basketball at Kentucky, he will leave those ranks to join that of the more elite in the NBA. He will jump from being a college freshman to being a rookie millionaire.
“Who’s Better?” Most people say that Lebron James is a better player and athlete that they have seen in years. Some more people would say that he is a better all around player than Kobe Bryant. This is where the arguments begin because some people just dislike Kobe so they just say Lebron James is better than him. However, I can prove this through career and statistics as to why I think Kobe Bryant is a better player than Lebron James. Kobe Bryant has been in the league for 17 years of his life now just playing basketball.
Michael Jordan and Lebron James are both stellar athletes in the game of basketball. Michael is a retired athlete and lebron is still an active player in the National basketball league (NBA). One player had a phenomenal career and is today known as one of the greatest players to ever play the sport of basketball. Lebron James career is still in progress his skills are compared to Michael Jordan. The two players have many similarities and differences when it comes to the sport of basket ball.
Many believed that people graduating from high school were still kids and were too young to be thrown into such a “grown up” and high profile situation. Few believed he would succeed and felt players “should be required to grow and develop in college the years after they graduate high school to allow them to grow and develop both physically and mentally” (Hilton). This marks the first significant event in the transformation of Kobe Bryant’s public identity in a negative way, and the beginning of Bryant’s path to perseverance. Skip to four years later and to the first NBA championship for Bryant, who was now an all-star, and the Lakers alongside Shaquille O’Neal which silenced any doubt about Bryant’s maturity or work ethic due to his age, changing his public image to a superstar. He now had all the sponsors and fame chasing him along with all the money that comes with it.
LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant: Who is better? Tanisha Chism COMP/170 May 8, 2012 Dr. Jackie Mangieri So it is time to address the most frequently asked question in the NBA: Who is better LeBron James or Kobe Bryant? Both are amazing athletes with similar ways of playing the game of basketball, but have different ways of accomplishing their goals on the basketball court. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant at some point have been considered the best players in the world. James and Bryant are extremely great basketball players who have some challenges yet also excelled in different ways.
Shayne Justice English 101 October 23, 2011 Kobe Bryant Vs Michael Jordan In the history of the National Basketball Association; two players who are very similar are Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Michael Jordan led the Bulls three championships from 1991 to 1993 and another three from 1996 to 1998. While Kobe Bryant pushed the Lakers to a similar path from 2000 to 2002. However, while the two are both superb basketball players who have a number of accomplishments on their resume, are also different in several ways. The biggest difference between the two athletes is their individual awards in the NBA.
In my opinion John Singleton looks at this from different sides of black. By what I mean is that he looks at it from the educated (professor Phipps), non educated (Malik), militant (Fudge), and somewhat tolerant (Deja) view. Malik thinks he is going to get a full ride because he is a black athlete. Back then that is exactly what happens. Before the NBA players had to wear suits before a game and the NBA enforced the rule that you had to do a year in college before you got drafted, the athletes of high school and college were getting a free ride.
The University of Alabama needs these dreams to become reality in order to keep generating revenue in area of $129 million like they did in 2010. The school hands out scholarships to these athletes that cost $22k for out of state and $10k in state (U of Alabama). If we take in the fact that a team can only have 25 new scholarships a year, we can use the out of state cost of $22k times 25 equals $550k. That will leave the school with $128.4 million for 2010. These revenues are generated by the entertainment from college players with the notion they may not see any professional career but they still put their health on the line for 22k a
Pay for Play Raymond M. Mabrey Post University: Learning Across the Lifespan 9 December 2012 Pay for Play In the current world of college sports as a training ground for professional sports, college athletes should be paid for their performance on the field or court. In today's society, with everyone wanting to win at all costs, college athletes are performing at an extraordinary high level and should receive payment for their performance in their respective sport. Most college athletes are attending college via partial or full scholarship to pay for their education. However, these kids still have a life outside of sports and school. With practice throughout the year, their class load and the pressure to maintain
It will discuss how it was unfair to students that were entering college for sports gave minorities an unfair advantage to all, not just non-minorities. This paper will provide examples how the affirmative-action was not working to help everyone obtain a higher education. Many elite universities in the United States have delved into the issue of affirmative-action and the role affirmative action plays during the admission stage. Many universities automatically give minorities, African Americans and Hispanics, up to 230 points on a 1600 point SAT scale. Those entering for sports reasons obtain 200 admission points.