For years Wade carried this franchise, on his back, to the point of exhaustion. The playoff series in 2010 against the Celtics, where he was forced to play 1 on 5, showed just how brilliant...and how SAD his story had become. His prime years were being absolutely wasted in futility. He was ,more than ready ,to welcome anyone close ,or on his level, for rescue. Being a "big fish" in a small pond was an empty victory.
Vladimir and Estragon do not feel any lasting physical discomfort, but Lucky constantly feels some sort of physical pain. Although it would seem that Lucky ironically is very unlucky and Vladimir and Estragon have a somewhat easier life. It can be questioned whether or not a person is affected by the thought of not having a purpose in life. In the example of Lucky, Vladimir and Estragon, out of the 3, Lucky has a legitimate purpose in life, even if it is to serve as a slave to a demanding master. In the end, Vladimir and Estragon could be viewed as completely useless simply because they don’t obtain the one thing that is necessary to have a somewhat ‘successful’ life.
From that day on, I have played basketball. It was my first sport and is still my favorite sport to this day. My knowledge from basketball has come from three different aspects; me playing basketball, me watching basketball, and me getting cut from my high school basketball team. Actually playing basketball probably presents the most obvious case of where and how I have obtained personal knowledge and development. I have spent many hours on basketball courts shooting, dribbling, and playing, whether by myself, with a friend, or with a whole team.
The author made clear that the family did not like his father, but it was difficult to decide if Yunior loved his father. In a few instances, Yunior describes his father in an affectionate way. Because Yunior often threw up in the van, his father toped that Yunior would become familiar with the van by driving him around in it. When his father tried to cure him of his carsickness, Yunior “looked forward to [their] trips...These were the only times [Yunior] and Papi did anything together. When [they] were alone he treated [Yunior] much better, like maybe [he] was his son or something” (312).
When came time to play his former school, Wellpinit, he started his first game. He scored only three points, but shut down his best friend/ best enemy, Rowdy. Reardan went on to beat Wellpinit by 44 points. Sherman Alexie has been noted for his love of basketball as a player, and a fan. He happens to be a huge fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and even testified for the then Seattle Supersonics to stay in Seattle until there lease at the KeyArena in Seattle was to expire in the year 2010.
When people hear his name they remember when he played basketball and the role he had in county history. “Pearl Avenue” is another case of symbolism used by Updike (1). An avenue is typically grand; however, the poem describes “Pearl Avenue” as being “cut off” shortly after it starts (1,2) “Pearl Avenue” also leads to where Flick is working now (1). “Pearl Avenue” is a representation of Flick’s life and career. Both started with great expectations only to be met with a firm stop and cut short of any possible success.
Stephan Legros Kenneth Sherry Comp 102 2/22/14 Ex-basketball Player The poem “ex-basketball player” by john updike is about a former basketball player in the hometown of author john updike in Shillington, Pennsylvania although not said. The poem talk about a man named flick Webb who works at berths garage. Updike describes flick as “tall among the idiot pumps---- five on a side, the old bubble head style” (Updike). The narrator that is describing flick is if they are a person that is from the area and watched him play. The narrator goes back in time to talk about Flick.
The friendships he developed as he tramped around the western United States were very strong, but he portrayed that he was not as involved in the relationship as the other person. The friendships were maintained because the people McCandless met had a lot of respect for him. Ronald Franz was an eighty-year-old man who McCandless met in Salton City, California. Franz was instantly fascinated by McCandless, and by the end of their time together, Franz asked McCandless to be his adopted grandson. McCandless quickly brushed aside the question.
Because he was also talented in playing basketball and his friends like playing basketball too, he felt that his friends would leave him if he tells them about his hidden talent. Even when the result of the test showed how gifted he was, he pleaded his Mom to keep it a secret. I think he does not want anybody know about it because he thought there's no place for a Black student living in the Bronx section to be identified gifted. William Forrester is a reclusive novelist who never gave the world a second novel. After an accidental meeting, Forrester becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor, providing guidance to help the young man’s exceptional skills.
However, the hunger artist questions the importance of his unconventional art at two separate points. He admits that fasting is easy, although no one believes him. His last words also lend insight to his feelings towards his profession when he ironically tells the overseer