Mickey Charles Mantle was born on October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. Mickey was named after Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane. His father had dreams of his son playing professional baseball and he did everything he could to make that happen. Every night after coming home from the zinc mines, Mickey’s father would pitch to him and by age 6, Mickey was amazing the neighbors with his hitting skills. Mantle always talked warmly about his father saying, “He was the bravest man he ever knew.” As a young boy, Mickey played football, basketball, and baseball.
Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Lou Gehrig was famous for being a Hall of Fame 1st baseman (baseball of course). Gehrig started playing baseball in college and soon after a New York Yankees scout came out to watch Gehrig play. After numerous games, he got into
When we talk about the different paradigm between the American and the Chinese, Derek Jeter accomplishment apply to the American paradigm because Jeter loved baseball since he was a little boy and always knew he was going to join the New York Yankees. He wasn’t forced by his parents to do anything they wanted him to do they left it up to him to choose. He was determined to become a baseball player so he worked his hardest and worked on his mistakes that he accomplished his goal that’s why I really admire
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.
Especially for the past the two seasons, the Cavs were picked to at least get to the Finals. However, they fell short. Much of that responsibility has to be placed on their franchise player—LeBron. Although, it is easy to point the finger at the head coach, Mike Brown or the supporting cast, the fact is that the Cavs finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference the past two seasons—that doesn't happen with bad coaching and a poor supporting cast. At the end of the day, the best player is Kobe Bryant because he lead his team through the good and bad, and he helped lead the Lakers grab their 16th title against Boston.
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.
Their starting line up consists of two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore, all who were part of the championship team last year. This experienced combination of players will be a lethal hit to any team that is in their way. Russ Smith is the driving force that propels this team. He has all the skills it takes to keep the team together and has helped amass such a great run at the end of their season, with a 42-point outbreak against Houston two weeks earlier. The Louisville Cardinals are not going down this year; they will fly all the way to the top.
My schedule consisted of waking up early every day and taking a 1.5 mile run, followed by taking 500 jump shots, a similar exercise Kobe performed during his high school career. Conquering the fear of failure became an imaginary bond between Kobe and I. I knew that working hard all summer honed my physical and mental edge on the court. When tryouts came around, the odds were against me, as the team roster had been established, but I did my best Kobe impersonation and played harder than anyone else on the court. I made the team because just like Kobe, I wasn’t going to fail. This experience taught me to have fortitude, and to always strive for my dreams.
For my research paper I chose to focus on Lil Wayne. I admire him because he is hard working and he has gone through a lot to achieve his American dream and he never gave up on it. Lil Wayne's American dream was to have a better life for himself and move his family out of the ghetto. He had been trying to do that since he was young and then he finally got discovered at the age of 13 by Birdman who was a well-known local producer. He took Lil Wayne to the top and even though he had to drop out of high school it was wroth it because he is now worth over 24 Million dollars.
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.