“The Big Dipper” scored his 80th point with 7:51 left on the clock. The crowd went crazy because he has already broken his old points record of seventy-eight. Wilt soon later stated “Man, these people are tough. I’m tired. I’ve got 80 points and no one has ever scored 80.” After Wilt had thrown down a forceful dunk for 98 points the crowd started to chant “Give it to Wilt.
He went from playing basketball in the backyard with his brother to a 29,000 square foot house and playing in the NBA. He is now known as the best player to ever play the game. He is the best NBA basketball player in the history of the game. His way of playing the game will always be remember. Such as the dunk from the free throw line that so many people try to attempt, but no one could do it like Michael Jordan.
The Stray Bullet Jim felt very happy that morning; there was no particular reason for that happiness apart from the fact that he was just drafted in by the head coach for the college basketball team. He had all the attributes to make it big in basketball; he stood 6ft 10in tall, was built like a truck and was surprisingly athletic for someone with such a huge frame. He had worked really hard to get into the team, the road was not easy, the fact that he was new to the college didn’t make things any easier, but still as soon as one saw a glimpse of him on the court they knew in their hearts that this boy was destined to become the next big thing in college basketball, and may be go on and rub shoulders with the big boys in the NBA(National
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.
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.
It was only two hours after my summer basketball team played in a national qualifier for the Amateur Athletic Union. My shot was off and I needed more practice, so I went to the park to play and practice. I spotted my cocky and jealous friend with another team on the pick-up court, and I was determined to put him in his place. After a little while of playing, he had the ball at the top of the key and tried to cross me over. I tapped the ball in to the backcourt and raced down to the other basket, trying to beat the older guy who was late getting back on the previous play.
First of all, Kobe Bryant holds the record for most three- pointers made with twelve in one game, on January 7th, 2003 vs. the Seattle SuperSonics. Hitting 12 threes is scoring 36 points from beyond the arc. For a shooting guard who isn’t known as a pure three point shooter like Ray Allen, or Rashard Lewis-- holding the record is an amazing accomplishment especially since Mr. Bryant had been 24 years old at the time. This record can only add on to Kobe’s legacy of being an assassin on the court when it comes to basketball. Meanwhile, on January 22nd, 2006
In O, Oden James is a very popular basketball player who is looked upon by many staff and students who attend the prep school he goes to, including his coach, and father of Hugo (the adapted Iago), Duke Goulding. He chooses Mike Cassio to share his MVP award with, just as Othello chose Michael Cassio to be his leuitenant. Thus we have been given a reason as to why Iago and Hugo hate Othello and Oden so much. At the very end of the play, Othello makes a final speech before he kills himself during which he states the regret he has for what he has done. He asks the characters that remain to ‘Speak of me as I am” and remember him to be the person he truly was, not by the terrible mistakes he made.
John Bart Speech Comm. 28 April, 2013 Jim Valvano Espy Speech Critique Jim Valvano was a decorated and accomplished basketball coach, sports broadcaster, and public speaker. In 1993 Jimmy Valvano spoke at the inaugural Espy awards, and event created by ESPN to honor the accomplished athletes and sports teams of the past year in sports. Jim was honored with receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, an award also won by other athletes and figures in sports who had overcome tremendous obstacles to create a long lasting legacy and incredibly inspirational stories. Jimmy V did not win this award because of his tremendous success as a college as a college basketball coach including winning the 1983 national championship, he won it for his amazing courage to fight and one day beat cancer even if he was not alive to see it.
I love everything about the game: the sound of the net after a swish, crossing your opponent and finishing it with the pretty layup, the good feeling after making that three pointer, dribbling down the court, and just knowing the crowd is there to cheer you on; it all makes me happy. Even writing about the topic of basketball is exciting. Watching the game is also enjoyable, learning the many different techniques and methods you can use to trick or cross your opponent. Everyone has their own style in the game and I think it is exciting to watch. Being around other basketball players is where I feel at home.