He also practiced all day to get better. Johnson came from an athletic family his father used to play basketball while he was in high school and he learned from his father and his mother used to play basketball when she was young and he watched his older brothers play basketball. By the time he was in eighth grade, Earvin Johnson began to think about his future as a basketball player. He had become a dominant play in his junior high player in his team. He had scored 48 points in a game.
Michael Jordan was written by Michael Boughn in 1999. The book details the life and unbelievable career of Michael Jordan. What I learned about this book is that Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian from a small town in Ontario, was living in Springfield, Massachusetts when he decided to nail to peach baskets to each side of the balcony railings of the YMCA. He thought of two teams trying to throw a soccer ball into the basket. This was how the game of basketball started.
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.
What caused these changes to take place in 1992 you may ask? Well it was a basketball group of kids called the Fab Five at the University of Michigan. These 5 kids brought their own “swagger” or style to the court and didn’t care how people viewed them. Because of this, they would go on to change college basketball forever in both the way people played and the attire of the game. It was the year 1991 and the Michigan Wolverines had just signed 5 ESPN top 100 high school seniors or recruits.
In the summer of 1965, on Brainbridge Island in the Puget Sound area of Washington the game of pickleball was developed. Bill Bell and Joel Pritchard, both United States Congressmen, were trying to keep their kids occupied on a hot summer’s day. Starting on an asphalt badminton court in the Pritchard’s backyard, no one could find the shuttlecock to play badminton. So they improvised, using a waffle-type ball. But, as you could images, it was very difficult to hit the 3-inch ball with the lightweight badminton rackets.
Now we can add Michael Jordan name to the list of players I just named. Jordan is being inducted into the Hall of Fame today due to his great basketball skills on the court and all of the things he accomplished in fifteen seasons in the NBA. As a child Jordan basketball career had some ups and downs. According to ESPN, “during his sophomore year at Laney, a 5’9 Michael Jordan tried out for the basketball team. He was passed over for the final spot on the varsity team.” He took that as motivation and dominated on the junior varsity team.
It wasn’t until he moved to the United States that he was introduced to basketball. Charles was born to a poor family in Leeds, Alabama. He and his two brothers were raised by his mother and grandmother. He grew up playing basketball with his brothers. Patrick had great success in his senior year of high school because he was already almost 7 feet tall.
John Doe DCA Julie Jones ENGL 1301-066 DCA Essay Topic 1 For almost eight years now, I’ve been drawn to the sport of Basketball. Before then, I played little league Baseball for about two years. That was fun, but I was the only one in my family that played. One Christmas, when I was about ten, my favorite cousin, Jim, got a Basketball goal. Jim is about four years older than I am, so I have always looked up to him.
Have you ever gotten more than you bargained for? Well I don’t like to put myself in situations that make me feel uncomfortable, but sometimes its hard to avoid. Whenever I volunteer to do anything I make sure it something I’ll enjoy, so when I found out that the YMCA was looking for volunteers to coach youth basketball, I jumped right on it. The YMCA is a nationwide recreational program that allows almost anyone to participate in its year around activities. I had volunteered before at the YMCA but this was my first time volunteering for a daily summer program.
Elena lee Hour: 4 Psychology 2 My time that I spent most on is practicing my Hmong traditional dance. I’ve been practicing the moves making sure that I will do well on my performance. I’ve practice about an hour or two every day. Second, I play basketball in the field house for gym, my friends and I would play lightening because lightening is what we are good in basketball. Third, texting my friends in between classes and mostly do it at home and you would imagine how long teens text each other now a days.