There is evidence all around them of how life can go so wrong very easily, Arthur’s friend goes to prison for drug dealing and his own father is a crack addict for a period of the film. In William Gates family there has already been one hope of fame and fortune dashed in the form of his older brother Curtis who is now over weight and working as a security guard. Curtis puts a lot of pressure on William to succeed saying that “All my dreams are in him now,” Basketball as a sport represents the broader culture from which it emerges, both at the highest level and at the lowest level basketball is played in the
coach Coach Carter In the movie Coach Carter, the Buddhist ‘8 Fold Path’ can be applied to the characters in the movie to tell us which characters had the right and wrong knowledge, aims, speech, conduct, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and meditation. In the movie the character who had the right knowledge was Damian. Damian was Carters son, and he transferred from a ritzy, high academic school to Richwood, to play basketball on his fathers’ team. As much as that may have not been the smartest idea, Damian had the highest marks on the team, and was able to help tutor the other teammates having trouble in their studies. The character who had the wrong knowledge was Cruz.
He tries to liven the place up on his arrival by playing card games and playing basketball with his fellow inmates, but the head nurse is after him at every turn. McMurphy has been dating a 15 year old and is sentenced to short term for contributing delinquency of a minor. Rather than spend his time in jail, he convinces the guards he is crazy enough to need psychiatric care and is sent to a hospital. He fits in frighteningly well, and his different point of view actually begins to cause some of the patients
This book takes place in the suburb of Harlem in New York City. The main character is an African American named Drew Lawson, that isn’t involved with gang and drug problems that are in New York City. His mother is disappointed in all of the kids who are involved with all of that stuff. Drew’s main way to stay away from all of the horrible things on the streets is by bringing the game of basketball into his life. The team is introduced to a new member of their team from the Czech Republic, who is the coach’s new star.
I’m No Jordan Every single avid basketball fan yearns to be like Mike, young, old, rich, poor, tall, short, everyone. Michael Jeffrey Jordan now, 48 years of age and nine years away from the game he loved with the passion that drove him to harness raw talent and cultivate it every day until there was separation between him and every other superstar the game of basketball has ever seen. I wondered how I could be like that. The comparisons have been made by hundreds of sports analysts, former players, current players, Hall of Famers and even celebrities over the years as to who would be the next MJ and they all have different opinions leaving us without a conclusive “Air to the Throne”. And then there was Kobe.
For example, when Biff stole a basketball from the locker room to practice with he knew it was wrong but he did it anyway. Then, when his father, Willy, found out he laughed at the theft and went on to say “he’s gotta practice with a regulation ball, doesn’t he? (To Biff) Coach’ll probably congratulate you on your initiative!” (Miller). This type of nonchalant reaction to something that is a serious offense makes Biff feel as though he had the right to take the ball; because he was the
This causes his friend and sole defender Rowdy (who is aptly named, might I add) to become so upset that he punches Junior in the face. At this point, not only Rowdy, but the whole reservation begins to shun him for his choice. When Arnold starts at Rearden, he meets and befriends school genius Gordy, forms a crush on popular, blonde, bulimic Penelope, gains the respect of bully Roger by punching him in the face for picking on him, and makes the school basketball team. When his inevitable first game against his old school comes around, Arnold is booed, hit with a quarter from the stands, and knocked out by Rowdy on the other team during the game. However, during the rematch, Rearden wins, but Arnold feels guilty for beating not only his old home, but one with the cards stacked against them as it is.
A gang of foot ball players hazed a freshman varsity player resulting in injuries. Proving a point the head coaches put their foot down and had the tough athletes expelled. In an interview with a local news station, the coach tells the reporter, "time to act in the interests of protecting our student-athletes," (Olson, 2014) Coach sends his sincere apologies to the families and the victim himself. From inside the classroom to sports the youth of Houston appear to be undergoing the negative effects of bullying and a hope for more school safety monitors. It is to be hoped that now, the issue with bullying can be related to the increase of school safety.
Professor Ryan Mayer November 29, 2010 Forrester Finding Himself The title “ Finding Forrester” is very symbolic in relation to the characters of this movie and is very meaningful through out the entire thing. The movie starts off about an African American boy who lives in a bad neighborhood and attends a bad school. Jamal is very athletic when it comes to sports and is an excellent basketball player. Jamal and Forrester come to meet in such a way to where they were not on the best of terms because Jamal decided to break into his apartment. Jamal left his book sack with had his school things at the apartment when he ran out scared.
Just as in “Manhood” by John Wain where the father wants his son to be a sports expert, to do what he couldn’t do himself. In the story the boy tells his father that he is in the school boxing team, but it turns out to be a lie, that the father first discovers when he calls his so-called boxing trainer. When the man shots the kangaroos, he doesn’t hesitate. He shoots them in cold blood, even though the second kangaroo freezes and stares at him, like its begging for mercy. When the man has finished the two first kangaroos, he and the boy walk up beside them and check them for the shooting marks.