He is a professional American basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He decided to declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the thirteenth overall pick in the 1996, and was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 slam dunk contest. Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000-2002, and their loss in the 2004 NBA finals led to O'Neal's departure from the team, in the following the 2003-2004 season.
His electrifying senior season earned him accolades such as McDonald's All-American and North Carolina's Mr. Basketball to name a couple (JockBio). In the McDonald's All-American game, Paul was teammates with the teenage phenomenon LeBron James. Chris Paul showed the world what type of player he was going to be, collecting ten assists and playing to get his teammates in position to score (Wake Forest: Men's Basketball). His pass-first approach to the game was special in itself, but what separated him as a superstar was his ability to score, as well as see the floor as arguably the best passer on the floor at all times. CP3 is notorious for manufacturing baskets when there seems to be no holes in the defense.
Basketball Dreams Jabarri Smith is a young talented basketball player who could be drafted in the NBA, if he plays his cards right. Jabarri isn't your typical teenager; he comes from a family of poverty and was raised by his single mother who lives in a two-bedroom apartment with his three younger siblings. Jabarri's mom works day and night to provide for her children and is hopeful that one day Jabarri could be a professional basketball player for the NBA and save them from poverty. Jabarri knows he's good at basketball and is one of the top high school players in Northern California; however, his grades aren't so great. Everyone knows Jabarri could have a great future and has many options from going to college then getting drafted or going straight to the NBA.
The two players have many similarities and differences when it comes to the sport of basket ball. Players have earned basketball finals MVP, they both have been NBA rookie of the year, and both athletes play the same position in the game (small forward). Michael has never lost an NBA finals championship game, Lebron has lost 1 finals championship
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the greatest, yet very different, basketball players to play in the National Basketball Association. Although their successes in the NBA are most prominent today, both players have quite impressive high school resumes. These stars attended high schools in their native states. Kobe Bryant attended Lower Merion high school in Pennsylvania and was named the
He does everything and does it well... Works very hard on his game... Athletic and charismatic... Plays selfish sometimes... You won't find many such gifted players in the league neither in the past nor in the future... A basketball mvp. Attended the Lower Marion HS in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. [pic]Selected by the Charlotte Hornets as 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.
The only reason I choose this poem as a topic for my first paper is that in my point of view, I have a lot of common points with Flick. I really loved this poem and I will try to explain to you why, in this paper. John Updike’s poem “Ex-basketball player” suggests that whatever the feelings are, happiness or sadness, both the man and the town he lives in, become dependants on each other for reaffirmation of the past. The poem is built around the character Flick Webb, who was a famous highschool basketball player. But now, he is confronted to the monotony of pumping gas in the small town where he was born.
He has become one of the most recognized people in the entire world. (http://www.africanaonline.com/michael_jordan.htm) Already having his popularity soar in the United States since being drafted into the National Basketball Association, Michael’s worldwide popularity began at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He and his teammates were dubbed the “Dream Team,” as all of the players were NBA all-stars and destined hall-of-famers. Coming off his second consecutive NBA championship, the world began to take notice of his talents and marketability. His second trip to the Olympics would be his last Olympic performance and undoubtedly his greatest.
Lebron put up 37 points to tie for the most points in NBA finals game seven history, they got the win along with another championship ring for the second straight year. From Watching Lebron James growing up, I have seen many of his accomplishments along with everyone else watching him strive for greatness. I remember when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, I loved watching him play so much that my parents bought me a Lebron James jersey for Christmas. When
When I got there, the coach took time to talk to every player on the team and taught us that there was more to life than basketball and that basketball is a game of life. As a sophomore, he brought me up to play Varsity and I took pride in it, while other players and parents of the team disapproved of the situation and the decision that he made. But he took me under his wing and told me that he was doing what was best for the team. As a player, I realized that he took time with all the players on the team whether they played or not and it wasn’t always about basketball but about life in general. He taught me how to handle pressure in clutch situations of a game.