But, as you could images, it was very difficult to hit the 3-inch ball with the lightweight badminton rackets. So the dad’s came to the rescue, making wooden rackets that resembled ping-pong paddles. As the game went on throughout the afternoon the rules developed. It was determined that players could hit the ball on the bounce just as well as out of the air, so the double bounce rule developed. Also, to keep the kids interested the net was lowered from 5 feet to 3 feet; from badminton height to tennis height.
Basketballs cultural significance on the society from which William and Arthur both come from is enormous not only to William and Arthur because they are actively involved in the sport but also to there family and friends. The sport and the hope in succeeding in it are the boys families main mission, it is their faith in the game that unites their families and gives each person hope. The chance of getting to the NBA is not only a personal quest for each boy but also a chance to get themselves and their families out of the problems of teen pregnancy, crime, crumbling public schools, parental drug use and abandonment. The film shows how Basketball is one of the only hopes of ever getting away from the ghetto and the projects of Chicago. There is evidence all around them of how life can go so wrong very easily, Arthur’s friend goes to prison for drug dealing and his own father is a crack addict for a period of the film.
College scouts were chasing him, too, offereing him $3,000 just to commit, and more money kept coming. But Dawkins, the second of eight children, grew up in a cramped house with poverty all around him. He wasn’t about to turn down money, and later, the opportunity to become the first high school player to be drafter into the NBA. Dawkins was “probably the best high school basketball player ever and one of the best people” his prep coach, Fred Pennington, told Inside Sports. The team won the state championship in 1975.
The school bully, Barry Bagsley, teases him about his name. He tries to avoid Barry and acts invisible but swears to stand up to Barry in Year Nine. His Year Nine teacher, Miss Tarango, tells the whole class about the name Ishmael coming from Moby-Dick, which gives Barry and his friends more names to tease Ishmael with. Ishmael later intervenes when he sees Barry and his friends tease a younger boy from Year Four. A new boy called James Scobie becomes a target for bullying because of his appearance.
His father Earvin would work during the day at a factory and at night he worked as a garbage man. His mother, Christine, was a school custodian. Earvin Jr. had many jobs, some of which he helped his father, but he had a talent and love for the game of basketball. Johnson went to Everett High School and won a state championship in 1977. Earvin’s flashy passes and superior ball handling to everyone else gave him the nickname “Magic”.
Gotta say something though. Before his groin injury, DRose was playing great. Funtastic to watch. However, I remember him getting ticked at Indiana for celebrating when they beat the Bulls and then DRose acting similar to Indiana on someone else’s court. Also, his attitude this year has seemed to be a little more like Allen Iverson’s than MJ’s or Scottie Pippen’s.
Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley were both popular and astounding NBA basketball players, but their careers took opposite directions after they retired from playing basketball. Both Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley had humble upbringings and their basketball careers took off in high school, although that is where the similarities in their early lives end. Patrick was born to a poor family in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when he was 13 years old. Patrick was the 5th of seven children and he grew up playing soccer and cricket. It wasn’t until he moved to the United States that he was introduced to basketball.
'I closed the bathroom door and I got Sinbad back for it; I gave him a dead leg' the use of violence in this extract suggests that Paddy has a sense of resentment towards his brother perhaps because he has to take care of him and feels he always shadows him. Later on in this episode Doyle describes how Paddy's mother shows Sinbad affection, 'She wiped his nose and looked at his eyes for ages and pushed the tears away with her knuckle.' This supports the idea that Paddy resents his brother and this time perhaps the reason is that he feels his mother only shows sympathy and affection towards his little brother as apposed to him. Finally the effect of conveying the relationship between Paddy and Sinbad helps the novel as a whole as it suggest that Paddy is longing for
Observation #1 (toddler): Name: WillAge: 2Gender: Male General Description: Will is a two year old white male with blonde hair and blue eyes.He is small for his age and he lives with his father and mother. Where Observation Took Place:The observation took place at will’s house. When Observation Took Place:The observation took place on October 11th at about 3:30. Others Present:His father and mother where both present. 1)Physical Development 1.If toddler or preschooler, list examples of child’s movements.Will likes to run around and throw his balls.He can’t sit still for a long time.He has to be constantly moving.
For example, when Biff stole a basketball from the locker room to practice with he knew it was wrong but he did it anyway. Then, when his father, Willy, found out he laughed at the theft and went on to say “he’s gotta practice with a regulation ball, doesn’t he? (To Biff) Coach’ll probably congratulate you on your initiative!” (Miller). This type of nonchalant reaction to something that is a serious offense makes Biff feel as though he had the right to take the ball; because he was the