It’s crazy how three simple words could have such an impact on someone’s life. Though so simplistic, the three words have given me the drive and determination I need to continue on with something I love. I’ve heard it said many, many times before but these words couldn’t have come at a better point in time then when they did. Never give up. I’ve grown to have a passion for the game of basketball.
Dr. Forrest “Phog” Allen “Beware of the Phog” this phrase is commonly seen throughout the University of Kansas, especially on the days of home basketball games prominently in Allen Field House. The phrase was established when the new field house was built and named after one of the most influential coaches of KU basketball history, Dr. Forrest “Phog” Allen. Allen was not only influential then as a coach and a leader of the community, but also today he influences the lives of students at the University of Kansas. Allen is known by most as a basketball coach who learned about the game straight from the creator himself. He started as a player with James Naismith Who taught him how to play and Naismith told him: “Forrest, you don’t coach
The Bulls had pure shooters such as John Paxton and Steve Kerr who would knock down 3-point shots when they were needed (Wikipedia.org). John Paxton was the reason the Bulls won the 1992-1993 NBA Championship due to the fact that he hit a 3-point shot with 3.9 seconds left in game six against the Phoenix Suns (Wikipedia.org). The reason the Bulls were so successful was because everyone on the team knew their role and knew what they had to contribute to the team for the organization to be successful. The role players knew they had to grab rebounds, make hustle plays, play defense and leave the scoring to Michael and Scottie. As
.24 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers [pic] Position: SG Born: 8/23/78 Height: 6-6 / 1,98 Weight: 205 lbs. / 99,8 kg. High School: Lower Merion (PA) Awesome talent... Attacks the basket, shoots, plays D, rebounds, passes the ball, runs the floor... He does everything and does it well... Works very hard on his game...
Proposition: Through the use of sports drinks, like Gatorade, athletes can enhance their athletic performance and recover faster and more thoroughly versus drinking water. Attention Getter: Gatorade commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwEomDcoG1c Athletes around the world strive to be the best they can be. Many dream of continuing their sport into the collegiate level or even to the professional level. And currently, to achieve this athletes are pushed to be the fastest, the strongest, and the smartest players on the field. This puts a lot of pressure on the athlete and results in countless hours in the gym, the consumption of multiple protein supplements, and, for some, performance enhancing drugs.
How to Shoot a Basketball Properly Intro: • Attention Getter: Who is excited for March Madness? • Relevance: There will be a lot of important shots taken in the next couple weeks and proper shooting mechanics are crucial • Subject Intro: My name and I will be informing you of the proper fundamentals of shooting a basketball • Becoming a good jump shooter takes balance, proper technique, and countless hours practice Body 1: Balance and foundation • In order to become good jump shooter in basketball takes balance and a good foundation • According to hall of fame coach Red Aurbach, when starting a jump shot your feet should be about shoulder width apart, dominate foot slightly forward of the other. Your knees should be bent and your shoulders should be leaning slightly forward over your knees in an athletic stance. • The athletic stance all great jump shooters get into is a key fundamental in shooting a basketball; no one can consistently be a great shooter if they are off balance. Body 2: Proper technique • Almost all great jump shooters in basketball have great technique and fundamentals, there are very few exceptions this rule • After you have your balance and foundation set, you can move onto the actual shooting technique and motion • According to Roy Williams, all great jump shooters start there shot from the shooting pocket • The shooting pocket is a position where the ball is held in front of you, with your hands placed on the ball where you are ready to shoot • Your dominant hand should behind the ball with your fingers spread out over the ball • The ball should be positioned on your hand so it rests on the palm of your hand with a little bit of daylight between the ball and the palm of your hand • Your off hand should be on the side of the ball and is only there for balance • Once you have proper grip of the ball and in the shooting pocket,
Rolando Rosario April 30, 2012 Prof .Nancy Best Brave dragons and Derek Jeter The brave dragons were Chinese basketball players that went through many obstacles to overcome china’s traditions and worked hard to become better players. China has many different traditions that a player has to go through to get better at a sport or anything else. In the book the brave dragons had to go through uttermost training to win games. They had to pick each other up on their back at times because for them that increases team work, another tradition was for the team to hold hands, they also had to do extreme circuit training like running back and forth until the coach decided that they had enough. They also had to write their
He is an average shot blocker and decent off the ball defensively. His style of play usually revolves around setting high ball screens then popping back to stretch the defense and shoot the open three. He usually floats around the three point line looking for his shot, but he does have some skill inside the three. He is very aggressive attacking the basket and usually uses an inside out move to beat his defender then spins back when he gets cut off. He always seems to find a way to score.
He was a well-meaning boy, but he had a hot temper, and at times his blue eyes flashed fire. In all trials of strength and in all deeds of daring, George took the lead; he could run faster, jump further, and throw a stone higher than any one in the school. When the boys played "soldier," they liked to have "Captain George" as commander. When he drew his wooden sword, and shouted Come on! they would all rush into battle with a great hurrah.
I was a little nervous but I was mostly determined to hit the shot and end the game. When the ref raised his hand to give the ball to Tyler to inbound the ball all I could hear was my heart beating in my ears. I ran straight down the lane just like the play was designed. When I got the ball I threw up a 10 foot fade away that kissed softly off the glass as the horn sounded. As I hit the floor I saw the ball descend from the bottom of the net.