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.
For the first time this year, the Lakers got blown out of the water. And of course, it was in game 7! Friends exit, hanging their heads. Jash and another friend, enter in their Chinmaya Jyoti shirts. Jash- Wasn’t that annual program awesome?
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
"I practiced all day," Johnson told USA Weekend. "I dribbled to the store with my right hand and back with my left. Then I slept with my basketball." In a high school basketball game his sophomore year, Earvin was first dubbed “Magic” after recording a triple-double in a game. After a great high school career, Magic earned a basketball scholarship to Michigan State University.
A pin drop silence around the stadium. You could feel the tension. The LA Lakers steal the ball attempting their last attack to win the game, crowd counting down. 5...the ball passed to Kobe, 4.....Kobe trying to pass through defenders weaving in and out, 3...... He finds Dwight and throws him the ball, 2....... Dwight goes in towards the basket attracting all the defenders with him like a swarm of bees attracted to honey, 1..........the ball is kicked out to Kobe in a flash; he shoots from outside the three pointer line.
In 1991, the Fab Five of Michigan University men’s basketball team impacted America’s traditions and morals. These five young, outspoken, rash African Americans not only stormed the court, but the media too. Making Americans question all that they knew, the Fab Five’s “us against the world” attitude and controversial decisions revolutionized basketball, for better or for worse, all while leaving behind a legacy of family and love. Coming off a championship season in 1989, the Michigan Wolverines acquired what is coined to be the best recruiting class in college history. In 1991, Michigan signed five of the nation’s top fifty high school recruits, and thus began the Fab Five era.
My mom let us go to school in Hardin until winter break. The last day I got to go to school at Hardin Central started off like a normal day until I started to turn in all of my books, then everything became a reality. Come lunch time I sat down with my friends and we were just talking and laughing like always. That day my real dad came to school to pick me up because I
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.
All of us share a room whose rent is paid by my mom and my sister only, while my check helps bring the bread to our room. We move just about every other month due to huge differences in lifestyles between my family and the people we rent with. Where we move to is not a big deal for me because I am hardly ever home to avoid problems with whomever we live with. Between school, basketball practice, cheer, sports medicine, and my job, I keep myself busy so I only arrive at our room to get some rest at night. These are difficult times and I am aware that there are many more to come.
Hazy balls of sweat, plummeting towards the wooden floor, I am tired. Thirty sprints of the court, as a warm up, I look at the coach, with a ‘put me on the court’ kind of look. He takes no notice of me, turns away and continued watching the other players. The clock reads twenty minutes to go. The 1963 State Basketball team tryouts, I am the first coloured boy to be allowed to even try out, only an exception because I am tall, 6’6” to be exact, mum measured before I came.