PThrough my interviews and research, I have found that people enjoy participating in activities/sports that are closely related to their cultures and place of birth. Those from Spanish speaking countries where soccer is quite common often enjoy soccer as an activity where as someone who has grown up in an American society where things like baseball and football are common, tend to gravity towards those sports. I have also found that your family has a lot to do with the activities you enjoy doing. A teenager who has a mom who is a runner would probably be more likely to enjoy running than someone who has had no influence like that. Justin Dawn, age 16, was asked what his favorite way to stay in shape was and he responded weight lifting.
The Three Greatest Basketball Players of All-Time During the past 30 years, the National Basketball Association has helped many players become famous and wealthy. For some, if they were not a part of this association, may have ended up in jail, prison or even dead. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has basically been a tool for many African-American males to have a better way of life. Among the leading players in the history of the NBA are three African-American males: Michael Jordan, Ko9be Bryant, and LeBron James. Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short.
Tiffany Johnson Laura Govia Composition 2 October 10, 2012 Shatter dreams in John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player” The title of the poem really tell you what the poem is all about. The speaker tell you what a great basketball player he was and how often he dreamed about his basketball career. The poem tells us about a basketball player who was the best player on his basketball tea, and hold the high school that still has not been beat. “He never learned a trade”(line49) and now he works at “Berth’s Garage” (line 4). The poem implies that Flick was a great basketball and that he was the best in the county and that he hold the county record of scoring the most points.
Watching Kobe play basketball during the 2010 NBA playoffs made me want to try out for my high school basketball team. I decided that I was going to dedicate that summer to emulate Kobe. Just like Kobe, I was fueled to be the best. I had that same internal fire burning within me and the same drive that was going to propel me onto a varsity basketball roster. It is common knowledge that the fear of failure is what drives Kobe to his infinite pursuit of excellence.
An analysis of the documentary “Hoop Dreams” looking at the relationship of sport to a broader culture. The three-hour documentary follows two African American boys on their journey to becoming college basketball players. The film deals with not only the trials that they face within the sport but also the problems that they face growing up in the ghetto coming from poor families. William Gates and Arthur Agee are followed over five years from when they are fourteen to when they finally become college basketball players. Basketballs cultural significance on the society from which William and Arthur both come from is enormous not only to William and Arthur because they are actively involved in the sport but also to there family and friends.
He was tall, quick, and had a high basketball I.Q. He lead his team of Palo Alto High School to a very successful season, 32 and 1. Also winning their division championship. Lin was categorized in the first-team allstate, he also won the Northern California Division two player of the year. After highschool, he sent out mixtapes of highlights to colleges, but they weren't seriously looking at him for sports.
Michael went to Laney High School and played basketball for 2 years (Junior and Senior year). However, his favorite sport was baseball. He was
Sports have been an enormous part of my life, and throughout my 15 years of age I have always wanted to stay involved with sports. Of course, when one is naive little kid, one always aims for the top. I personally was aiming to be a professional soccer player. Throughout my childhood all I thought about was being the best, and always had my mind set on my goal. The problem was that to reach my so longed goal, too much dedication was needed, and after witnessing what my college years would be, I was not willing devote myself to my dream anymore.
Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley were both popular and astounding NBA basketball players, but their careers took opposite directions after they retired from playing basketball. Both Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley had humble upbringings and their basketball careers took off in high school, although that is where the similarities in their early lives end. Patrick was born to a poor family in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when he was 13 years old. Patrick was the 5th of seven children and he grew up playing soccer and cricket. It wasn’t until he moved to the United States that he was introduced to basketball.
Football & Dancing Football A lot of people now a days are influenced on football for a variety of reasons. This could start off with the fact that your influenced to play football at a young age because your relatives do. Most Dad's who are passionate about football, get their child to start practising before they go into school. They may convince them to play the game for all the right reasons, wanting them to grow up and have a chance to make it professional. Everything their dad may of been taught at a young age.