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.
The Three Greatest Basketball Players of All-Time During the past 30 years, the National Basketball Association has helped many players become famous and wealthy. For some, if they were not a part of this association, may have ended up in jail, prison or even dead. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has basically been a tool for many African-American males to have a better way of life. Among the leading players in the history of the NBA are three African-American males: Michael Jordan, Ko9be Bryant, and LeBron James. Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short.
Collins was drafted and hired for the same reason, to restore the winning tradition of the franchise. Collins was a very successful player for the 76ers, but due to injuries was forced to retire the summer before the title won in 1983. Collins is considered one of the best coaches, however there are certain aspects of his coaching style I disagree with. For example, Jrue Holiday should not have been named the point guard because the position doesn’t fit his capabilities. He wants to be known for making the big plays, instead of distributing the basketball to his teammates.
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
Jimmy V did not win this award because of his tremendous success as a college as a college basketball coach including winning the 1983 national championship, he won it for his amazing courage to fight and one day beat cancer even if he was not alive to see it. Jimmy was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1992 and was given a scarce amount of time to live. On March 3rd of 1993 as Jimmy’s hour glass of life was wasting down to its final grains, powerful and inspiring words vaulted from Jimmy’s mouth that could make the strongest of storms weak in the knees. Jimmy spread a message of love that night that continues to carry on today through the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. I will be critiquing Jimmy’s courageous speech in the following paragraphs.
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 was the only division one player to be in the top ten for almost every stat. He Senior year, he was finalists for many of the basketball awards, and landed on the All-Ivy First team. Sadly he went unnoticed and undrafted. That didn't stop him, he continued to work hard until he was picked up by the Maverics for summer-league. Although he didn't make it on to the Maverics team, he was picked up from the free agency by the Golden-State Warriors.
The Bulls had pure shooters such as John Paxton and Steve Kerr who would knock down 3-point shots when they were needed (Wikipedia.org). John Paxton was the reason the Bulls won the 1992-1993 NBA Championship due to the fact that he hit a 3-point shot with 3.9 seconds left in game six against the Phoenix Suns (Wikipedia.org). The reason the Bulls were so successful was because everyone on the team knew their role and knew what they had to contribute to the team for the organization to be successful. The role players knew they had to grab rebounds, make hustle plays, play defense and leave the scoring to Michael and Scottie. As
His only downfall was his anger problems and always being in trouble in school. He did what he was supposed to do at home. He was an energetic healthy little boy who watched wwe wrestling on TV every Friday, Monday, and Sunday. He made the goal to get older and become stronger and better then the superstars he watched. He did 10 pushups a day and 25 sit ups to try and get a six pack.
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.