His mix of power and speed to getting to the basket is undeniably the best in basketball. He has the unbelievable skill of using his size, body lean, and speed to enter the lane on fast-breaks and when isolated on a defender. No defender can stop or slow him down if they play one on one. However, Lebron does not have the completely fine tuned jump shot to be the complete scorer. This year Lebron did improve on this shot (from 31.5% to 34.4% from 3 point range), but many of his shots were when he was open.
Compare and Contrast Essay “All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that, which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.” We all know the great Kobe Bryant as one of the NBA’s top prospects. We know him for many things; for coming in the league with such vigor and tenacity, and keeping the drive he came into the league with is just a couple. However, he was not alone in his enthusiasm. A few years after Kobe joined the league, a young star by the name of Lebron James was inducted in to the NBA.
Yet, if their current lineup gives them different strengths, they may flex their system or make adjustments to best take advantage of the current talent. Non-basketball leaders must do the same thing – focus on your core philosophy, yet be flexible in implementation based on the circumstances and talent on your team.”( Kevin Eikenberr). Seven Leadership Lessons from Great Basketball Coaches. After reading both of these cases I find that the leadership perspectives were congruent in influencing each of their style of leadership was very significant. Both men had different upbringings which drove them to succeed, one authoritarian and the other pride in oneself.
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.
He wants to be known for making the big plays, instead of distributing the basketball to his teammates. Evan Turner should be the team’s point guard. He can make the important plays, however he knows how to distribute the ball appropriately. Collins needs to use his team members to the best of their abilities. It is imperative that he makes a change at the point guard position for the betterment of the team.
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.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been the head basketball coach at Duke University since 1980. It is interesting to point out that these two men are connected by more than the mere fact that they are two of the most successful basketball coaches of all time. When Mike Krzyzewski played basketball his freshman year at the United States Military College/school at West Point, his head coach was Bob Knight. Together, these two men built a coach and student relationship that changed into a working relationship of friendship and respect for each other. Based upon the model of Robert Katz there are a few skills that accounted for the success of each of these coaches.
Carl A. Rickerson Professor Evelyn Rogers English 111 22 September 2011 L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers I am a huge sports fanatic so when I saw for this essay that we could write about sports, my brain began running with ideas. I finally settled on my sport of choice the National Basketball Association, also know as the NBA. I plan to show the comparison and contrast of two of the NBA’s most storied franchises. One is storied due to its enormous success; the other because of its enormous failures. The L.A. Lakers and the L.A. Clippers.
Both coaches led their perspective teams to National and Division Championships but they leadership and management styles were different. Coach K was more supportive, caring, and nurturing toward his players; whereas Coach Knight was more volatile and explosive in his temperament he lacked the social skills to foster a positive environment for his players unlike Coach K. In the end both coaches will gone down in history, however no one can deny their record as coaches but their leadership styles will be debated for years to come as the list of best collegiate basketball coaches is compiled by basketball greats and sports