Nevertheless, I continued on with my dad’s support and mentoring to be the best player the Arkansas River Valley had ever laid eyes on. Now that I had my goal of becoming an NBA player in front of me, I wanted to know how to get there. I began by asking my dad questions about salary, work environment, would it be easy to grow as player and what type of education I would need. NBA Salary Expectations As I continued throughout junior high and High school, my attention was quickly drawn to the amount of money that professional players made for playing a sport they love. Salary expectations for this profession exceeded my wildest dreams and I couldn’t even begin to imagine what I could do if I made that kind of money.
Michael Air Jordan Michael Jordan has been considered the greatest basketball player to ever play. He was born on February 17th 1963 in Brooklyn New York. As a sophomore he was a skinny 5-11 guard who got cut from his basketball team but after the next summer he grew to 6-3 and was starting to become really good at basketball. He started his basketball stardom at North Carolina University after he made a game winning shot to help North Carolina win the NCAA championship. During his sophomore year in college he was named College player of the year.
They are not ready to play side by side their professional counterparts because of lack of experience and immaturity. Eddy Curry is an example of someone who bypassed college to go pro. Eddy was picked fourth overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. He was considered to be the greatest high school basketball player of all time and was predicted to have instant success in the NBA. Well, to say the least, Eddy was a huge
Howard almost was the highest paid basketball player during the 1996 and 1997 season, but his contract was voided by the NBA. Howard returned to the folds of the Bullets in August 1996 after signing a seven-year contract worth over $100 million. The Heat went to court to challenge the NBA's ruling. In this scholarly paper, Learning Team C will briefly summarize the case study analysis of “Power Play for Howard”. Additionally, the team will evaluate the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the negotiation from the perspective of all parties involved.
Sherman Alexie has brought himself into his writing by including some of his personal experience in this young adult novel. In the novel, a underlining plot in the story is Junior’s run through his freshman basketball season on the Varsity team at Reardan High School. He makes varsity after an intense battle with the teams best player, Roger. Even though he is the best shooter on the team, Junior felt he wouldn’t get a lot of playing time, which at first he doesn’t, but then he becomes the teams spark plug, their 6th man, averaging 12 points off the bench. When came time to play his former school, Wellpinit, he started his first game.
Football and basketball are very popular and commonly watched sports around America. Both sports bring in a very large amount of money to the school. These students are playing on and off season to prepare. These athletes are preparing for their big games that fans love to pay and go watch. But when the fans stand
Of course it is a risk coming back to college and not going pro; one might get hurt so badly that they cannot even play the sport anymore. But what is worse: getting hurt in college and still being able to have that degree to get a good job, or getting hurt in the first years of pro and not have a degree to fall back on. This kind of thing does happen every day but it does happen. For example, three years back in the NBA draft there was a guy named Gregg Odem that left college as a freshman and was selected first over all in the draft. Gregg is in his third year in the NBA and still has not played a full season; He has been hurt every year.
This is not true, athletes have to work significant hours just to stay in their professional league, let alone be a star. A great deal of practicing, working out, rehabbing, and watching game film goes in every day to prepare for the next opponent. Every week, they practice and play a notable amount of hours, most notably on the weekends, when most people don’t have to work. There is a huge amount of pressure on players to win every game, especially in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, and other notorious sports cities. This pressure is raised even higher for rookies, who were stars in college, and also for superstars.
Sports are traditional held in most high school in the United States. For this reason, participating in sports has become a common in most people’s life at one time in their lives. The problem that is occurring or might occur is if sports become too influential in the society we live in today, and take away from the other benefits of life. The problems that occur due to excessive amount of sports influence including anywhere from the effect upon grades in high school, to the pressure from parents to excel in class as well as be a good athletic in your sport, pressure from peers to do good in sports, and the limited amount of personal time available after a sport. I have had personal experience with the problems that occur when sports are in season.
Not surprisingly, Bryant was offered scholarships to almost every major college and university in the country. Not only was he a brilliant basketball player, he was also a good student, scoring an above-average 1,100 on his Scholastic Aptitude Test. Bryant and his parents remained coy about his future, however. They realized that they faced a momentous decision: whether to bypass college completely and go straight into the NBA draft. Vanessa met Kobe Bryant in November 1999.