People who attend the University of Kansas are either told of the story of Allen and his legend as one of the greatest leaders, coaches, and friends. The cheering crowd at a big rival game or even at just an exhibition basketball game will have even the mildest basketball fan smiling and amazed at the seeming presences of a great leader. The shirts of many students read “Beware of the Phog” and the building name of Allen Fieldhouse causes one to remember what an influential and great coach Dr. Forrest “Phog” Allen really was and still is after his death. The coach with the most wins in the University of Kansas basketball history will continue to influence all those who enter the field house for as long as it
Michael Jordan went on to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an all-star player. He went on t0 be drafted to the NBA. The NBA website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time”. He became known as “Air Jordan”, because he could jump very high and put the basketball in the net. Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 1993 and came back to play in 1995 and retired again in 1999.
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.
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. He brought personality to the game of basketball and no one would’ve been better to bring that than Michael Jordan. He was just simply a great all around player he could shoot, dunk, pass, and block. Any team that had Michael would definitely improve and only become better in time. No one else could lead one team to six championships in one decade, and would have come out of retirement twice to come back to the game of basketball.
A seventeen year old, just made the winning goals for his basketball team. As his team members picked him up and carried him around on their shoulders, there was disbelief from the crowd but triumph smeared across the seventeen-year-old boy’s face. Jason McElwain has had autism since he was a young boy, possessing all of the signs including speech impairment by not being able to talk till he was five years old. Jason was the manager on his High School basketball team, consisting of filling up water for his teammates and sitting on the bench watching this favorite sport pass by him. His coach Jim Johnson told him to play near the end of a game giving him an opportunity he hasn’t been able to uphold.
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.
He lived with his mother until he was eight and then moved in with his dad. Dwayne loved to play sports. He never thought he would play professionally until he moved to his dad’s. Dwayne’s dad was coach of a teenage team in Chicago. Hours of practice with his step-brother and his father turned him into a greater player.
He was tall, quick, and had a high basketball I.Q. He lead his team of Palo Alto High School to a very successful season, 32 and 1. Also winning their division championship. Lin was categorized in the first-team allstate, he also won the Northern California Division two player of the year. After highschool, he sent out mixtapes of highlights to colleges, but they weren't seriously looking at him for sports.
AT a high point in his young career, Arthur Agee, a 14-year-old basketball player at St. Joseph High School in Chicago, stands on the court with his idol, Isiah Thomas. The N.B.A. star is visiting his old school, and as Arthur goes one-on-one with his hero, the boy flashes a smile as big and joyous as any you've ever seen. Four years later, Arthur's classmate William Gates, who also dreams obsessively about playing in the National Basketball Association, has progressed to the Nike All-America basketball camp, where college coaches look over high school players. Spike Lee visits and tells the students a cold-blooded truth: they are being used and the one way to protect themselves is to know it.
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.