Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short. From that point on, Michael Jordan set out to prove that he would be the best NBA player to ever play the game of basketball. Michael Jordan was born in 1963 in New York. His family moved to North Carolina when he as a toddler. Michael Jordan went on to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an all-star player.
Now we can add Michael Jordan name to the list of players I just named. Jordan is being inducted into the Hall of Fame today due to his great basketball skills on the court and all of the things he accomplished in fifteen seasons in the NBA. As a child Jordan basketball career had some ups and downs. According to ESPN, “during his sophomore year at Laney, a 5’9 Michael Jordan tried out for the basketball team. He was passed over for the final spot on the varsity team.” He took that as motivation and dominated on the junior varsity team.
His mother was very upset that he did not get his degree. He promised her that he would return to school over the next two summers and finish school. He eventually received his degree in Geography. Michael Jordan went on to be one of greatest basketball players in history. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls leading them to six NBA Championships, five-time league MVP, ten-time league scoring champion and the number one per-game scorer in NBA history.
He was the only division one player to be in the top ten for almost every stat. He Senior year, he was finalists for many of the basketball awards, and landed on the All-Ivy First team. Sadly he went unnoticed and undrafted. That didn't stop him, he continued to work hard until he was picked up by the Maverics for summer-league. Although he didn't make it on to the Maverics team, he was picked up from the free agency by the Golden-State Warriors.
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.
It wasn’t until he moved to the United States that he was introduced to basketball. Charles was born to a poor family in Leeds, Alabama. He and his two brothers were raised by his mother and grandmother. He grew up playing basketball with his brothers. Patrick had great success in his senior year of high school because he was already almost 7 feet tall.
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.
“I am ok”, “I am fine” Jim said coming back from his trip down memory lane. “Tomorrow is going to be the biggest night in our lives coach” said Lebron, Jim didn’t say anything he left saying, get some sleep son, I’ll see you tomorrow. Lebron reminded Jim of himself, young, athletic, strong and someone who was on the verge of becoming NBA champion something that Jim always wanted to be but could never become. Jim could not sleep the whole night, he was the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were facing the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA championship, the series was tied 3-3 and the final game was to be held the next day. Slowly time passed and it was time, it was time for the big game.
Collins was drafted and hired for the same reason, to restore the winning tradition of the franchise. Collins was a very successful player for the 76ers, but due to injuries was forced to retire the summer before the title won in 1983. Collins is considered one of the best coaches, however there are certain aspects of his coaching style I disagree with. For example, Jrue Holiday should not have been named the point guard because the position doesn’t fit his capabilities. He wants to be known for making the big plays, instead of distributing the basketball to his teammates.
Hoop Dreams Perhaps the most basic and essential function of a movie is to evoke a particular response in its viewer. While watching the documentary Hoop Dreams, I have discovered this movie to be distinctly influential to the lives of many young men and women as it portrays the American dream. It involves two young men who reside in the housing projects in Chicago. Each has been given the great opportunity to attend a private school because of their phenomenal basketball skills. Each of these boys started off with the same goal in mind.