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.
Basketball is one of the second most popular sport in the world. There is one reason and one reason only, it’s because of a man named Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt scored 100 points in the early March, 1962. At the time the NBA was at a standstill, with the annual income just over $50,000. The 1961-1962 season was insane, with all the legends that played on the courts of the NBA.
Tiffany Johnson Laura Govia Composition 2 October 10, 2012 Shatter dreams in John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player” The title of the poem really tell you what the poem is all about. The speaker tell you what a great basketball player he was and how often he dreamed about his basketball career. The poem tells us about a basketball player who was the best player on his basketball tea, and hold the high school that still has not been beat. “He never learned a trade”(line49) and now he works at “Berth’s Garage” (line 4). The poem implies that Flick was a great basketball and that he was the best in the county and that he hold the county record of scoring the most points.
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
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. Michael earned millions of dollars by playing basketball and for endorsing products like his Nike Air Jordan sneakers. The most interesting fact about Michael Jordan is that he failed to make his high school basketball team but went on to be the most famous basketball player in history. After he retired from basketball he tried to play baseball in the minor leagues. It was very tough for Michael since he was not that good.
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. Jimmy was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1992 and was given a scarce amount of time to live. On March 3rd of 1993 as Jimmy’s hour glass of life was wasting down to its final grains, powerful and inspiring words vaulted from Jimmy’s mouth that could make the strongest of storms weak in the knees. Jimmy spread a message of love that night that continues to carry on today through the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. I will be critiquing Jimmy’s courageous speech in the following paragraphs.
The basketball court changed my life. I was familiar with the game of basketball from watching it on television but I never played organized or even a simple pick up game at the time. Once I found the basketball court, all I wanted to do was learn more of the game and play. I grew that ambition
By mid-season the fans were booing their own home team. During the offseason, Boston made roster movements that included bringing in superstars Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, to go along with team veteran Paul Peirce. Now that three of the biggest names in basketball today are on the same team, ticket sales have soared. Who wants to go see a game with a bunch of no name players who don’t win anyway? Three superstars playing together however, people would pay double to get into the game.
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.
Michael Morrell Professor Thornhill Writing I 1 April 2012 The Evolution of Professional Basketball For many years, professional basketball has been one of the most popular sports in the world. Basketball is a rim-rattling, slam-dunking, high flying show adored by millions and millions of fans all over. Would you believe the first teams even used peach baskets for goals? Or that players were not allowed to dribble the ball? The sport has changed dramatically over the years.