He would stay outside dribbling the basketball until his parents made him come inside. So based off of the behavioral perspective Kobe Bryant was learning these things from his environment. On his third birthday he was already telling everyone he was going to play in the NBA. Psychologically all Kobe has seen from the day he was born is Basketball so from day one he was being molded into a superstar. He would go to most of his father’s games and even do trick shots for the crowds during halftime.
Coach Haskins though didn’t see color when he evaluated the skill of all of his players, and choose who played in the game. With courage and determination, Coach Haskins changed basketball history against all odds, when his underdog team beat the powerhouse Kentucky team with five starting colored players, a first in NCAA Basketball. It was like David vs. Goliath. Through this they were able to make a statement that blacks,
The first main argument provided by Yost is the false promise that comes from idolizing someone like Derrick Rose, especially to those in economically challenged neighborhoods like Englewood, Chicago, where Rose comes from. The statistics alone are staggering, with “all of the kids in America who play high school basketball, about 3 percent end up getting college scholarships. Of that sliver, about 2 percent ever have a meaningful NBA career” (Yost 56). Basketball can be equally fun as both a participant and a spectator, and watching someone like Derrick Rose play at the United Center can be almost life changing. There are few that can argue against the electricity that comes with someone of Rose’s skill level and energy sinking a clutch basket to give the home team a late lead against a rival opponent.
In O, Oden James is a very popular basketball player who is looked upon by many staff and students who attend the prep school he goes to, including his coach, and father of Hugo (the adapted Iago), Duke Goulding. He chooses Mike Cassio to share his MVP award with, just as Othello chose Michael Cassio to be his leuitenant. Thus we have been given a reason as to why Iago and Hugo hate Othello and Oden so much. At the very end of the play, Othello makes a final speech before he kills himself during which he states the regret he has for what he has done. He asks the characters that remain to ‘Speak of me as I am” and remember him to be the person he truly was, not by the terrible mistakes he made.
Three Influential Films The three movies that are influential upon my life are “Love & Basketball”, “The Wood’ and “Good Deeds’ I chosen these specific films because they point out actual traits that are going on in my life today, these films motivate and helped me deal with certain aspects I deal with in my everyday life. These movies greatly influenced me to engage difficult obstacles in life, and to have full control of the decision I make in life no matter where anyone come from or how they was raised , I learned I can give myself a better life if I set future goals and achieve them anything is possible. I always observed love is a skill, between a man and woman they have to evolve and elevate like a person learning a sport to succeed and understand the true meaning of love. “The Wood’ is a 1999 romantic comedy about three teenage boys living in the city of Inglewood CA, the home of a large amount of African American middle class people. The film shows the growing pains of being a teenager in the city of Inglewood and how easily influenced teens can be because of their surroundings dealing with gangs, violence and drugs.
Establishing Credibility: With it being March and all I have found a new respect for the young men and women who play college basketball. General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of some history of the NCAA. Central Idea: There are four main points that will help you understand the game of college basketball (1) how it was invented, (2) some of the great coaches, (3) some of the great players, and (4) the madness that is now March. BODY I. The first interesting point is how it was invented A.
During the 1920s, basketball, like everything, boomed and formed a following as minor leagues everywhere were hosted in arenas, and gyms. But when the Great Depression hit the US and the US involvement with World War II began shortly after the Berlin Olympics, the leagues fell apart as the players and the audience were swept into the war. From this difficult environment a group of arena owners, looking to fill their venues, saw the popularity of college basketball and established the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. The concept was to take the college athletes that had a history of basketball in America and bring them to face each other. The new league had mixed results, selling out arenas spottily mainly from fans who wanted to see George Mikan and others who wanted to see the Harlem Globetrotters, the opening act for some games.
Autobiographical Narrative of the Start of My Basketball Career Devin Bliss This paper is on my life as a basketball player. And that life started when I was 12 and was talked into trying it out at the YMCA. I had a blast playing and I had an amazing coach. His name was Coach Roland Parks and he is a big part of me deciding to play real basketball instead of the recreational league I played in. Coach Parks saw that I was gonna b real tall and he played me at the center position on the court.
Coach Carter I feel that Coach Carter is a good movie because of the message the movie is trying to deliver to its audience. A coach who takes a job position in a High School where the statistics of High School graduates going to college after High School were very low. Coach Carter intentions on making these young men become responsible and prepare physically and mentally for their futures is his main goal as an educator. As a basketball coach he implements different techniques for his team to not only focus on just the team, but also on their academic performance. The way this educator works in this is film is using positive reinforcement on the students.
Collins also states that “good-to-great” organizations choose the “who” first and then focus on the “what” secondary (2001). Coach Dale assembled his team and set realistic goals as the basketball season progressed until the state championship was within reach. Many high school basketball coaches make the mistake of setting the vision of winning the state championship first rather than assembling the team first. Coach Dale demonstrated Level 5 Leadership according to the good-to-great hierarchy (2001). Coach Dale changed the culture of Hickory High School’s basketball team by focusing on team leadership while also achieving productive results and not losing sight of the human relations component of being a great leader.