Basketball fans know him as MJ, the champion shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls, and others know him for his Air Jordan brand or role in Space Jam, but Michael Jordan wasn’t always a success. He once said, “I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying” (Smith 162). Starting at a young age he faced many obstacles on his path to greatness, but never caved. Michael Jordan’s superior desire to win throughout his life led him to nineteen magnificent seasons for the Chicago Bulls, becoming the best basketball player in the history of the National Basketball Association. Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in a Brooklyn, NY hospital.
I will be critiquing Jimmy’s courageous speech in the following paragraphs. At the beginning of Valvano’s speech as all eyes were on him, recalling the Tupac Shakur album all eyes on me, everyone watched as if the words were coming directly from the mouth of God. Jim opens his speech with a joke saying “That’s the lowest I’ve ever seen Dick Vitale since the owner of the Detroit Pistons called him in and told him he should go into broadcasting” Somewhat lightening up the tense atmosphere of his cancer diagnosis, gaining the audience’s attention, and creating continuity with them as well. Shortly thereafter Valvano humbles himself by
He reminds me of the famous comedian, Chris Rock as he tries to tell Cain not to worry, because once he gets the book deal, they’ll move to a better neighborhood. But every time Cain has to go to the center for rehab, Andrew is not always there to go with him. Compared to what his little brother wears, Andrew is spiffier; he richly clads in black shoes, a white long sleeve shirt with black dress pants. Angela Rodriguez has also done a great job with the make-up. The best actor is Andrew Dillemuth, who plays the younger brother.
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.
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.
Jeremy Skopal Professor Greene English 1302.w00 6 February 2014 LeBron James or Michael Jordan? LeBron James is known as the best basketball player in the world, although some would argue Michael Jordan was the best, MJ no longer plays and their style of play is a lot different making the two almost incomparable. LeBron is also one of the most criticized players in the history of sports because of the way he left the Cleveland Cavilers. He promised the people of Cleveland that he was not leaving until he brought an NBA championship to the city. Instead of doing so, he left for the Miami Heat where he has now won two straight NBA championships.
Joe’s father brings home a bunch of books from Eastwood Academy’s summer reading list and Joe starts to read The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus. Joe finds an abandoned gym where he goes to practice basketball, but one evening a mist filled the gym; a mist that “somehow held the devil” (Deuker, On the Devil’s Court 92). That night he vowed “Give me a full season, give me twenty-four games of this power, and my soul is yours.” (Deuker, On the Devil’s Court 92). After that Joe made the Eastwood basketball team and they went to the State Championship. Joe believes he sold his soul to the devil, just like the book he is reading, and is scared he or his father will die for it.
“Mr. Duncan is an individual that does certain necessity’s on behalf of others in need, conducts service to the community as a whole, and is involving a risk to physical comfort, social stature, or quality of life” (Tim Duncan Biography- Bio. True Story). Not only does he commit to the community, but also on the basketball court, where he is respected by so many individuals. He is respected by so many because of his social characteristics and because of the things he has accomplished in his
Such an honor is rarely seen and this topic has recently been brought to attention by LeBron James, who is a standout player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. James also wears number 23. By retiring Jordan’s number, the professional basketball community will be acknowledging the career achievements of Michael, both on the basketball court and outside the NBA. His influence on the game has been so great, that today’s most talented and famous players have honed their skills after Jordan’s. Also, his achievements on the court helped him pave the way professional athletes’ market their overall careers off the court and develop additional income opportunities.
Muhammad Ali Kahari Stewart Mr. Long 3rd Block 7, October 2014 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Was truly a great influence on America I’m going to tell you about his life and how he became the great influence he is today. Social activist Muhammad Ali/ originally named Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He showed at an young age that he wasn’t scared of anybody inside or outside the ring. He discovered his talent for boxing at the age of 12 because he was beaten up and got his bike stolen; he told an police officer what happened and that he wanted to like to “punch” the kids that took his bike. The police officer told him he needs to learn how to fight before he would be able to do that, and that’s