Knowledge Learned From Basketball "Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball", said by Coach Phil Jackson. Throughout my 19 years of living I have learned some very valuable knowledge. While school, media, family and friends have taught me much of this information, I’ve absorbed some of the most important life lessons from the sport of basketball. Growing up, my first toy was a basketball and hoop. From that day on, I have played basketball.
Coach Knight According to Snook, Perlow and DeLacey (2005) Robert Montgomery Knight better known as “the General “is known for taking Indiana University to its best basketball achievements that the university has ever seen. The general known for his in your face type of discipline and intimidation was not afraid to use these methods on his players. Many critics did not approve of his tactics and called for his removal from IU stating that he was an unfit coach and that he should not be allowed to coach the team (Snook, Perlow and DeLacey, 2005) Coach K. Mike Krzyzewski better known as Coach K was the head coach for the men’s basketball at Duke University. Coach K also made a name for himself in men’s college basketball also taking his team to record breaking wins. His team often talked about his coaching style that Coach K used positive reinforcement and open warm communication as a method of support fot his team.
I can remember having to try out countless of times for our high school varsity team, but I was always told to sit in the stands because I was too small. The same things were said to me when I tried out in our local town leagues. But I remained unfazed. The competitive fire in me somehow always convinced me that I could play the game even with my short stature, and even though I was not as talented as the others. Basketball for me was a way to show my creativity.
The Legendary ball was a symbol of their daily struggle they face everyday of their lives. They were given the opportunity to express themselves to the world and in the process help strengthening their community by encouraging others. The film introduced a Ball that gay men and transsexuals perform in every year. The Ball is similar to the Oscars awards our society have for actors and actrists. The people performing in the legendary Ball would potray a famous person, a life style, or event vogue (style of dance or movement).
With his strong attitude he has no patience for his wife that is why she ends up getting beat many times through the novel. Also when Okonkwo expresses that he is worried that Nwoye, his son, does not exert his energy or strength like a man. Showing that Okonkwo prefers a traditional life style
Members of the defending champion always enjoyed it and took it for granted that they were unbeatable and absorbed in the past. As freshmen in the school, we were full of energy and confidence, and then five newbies came into together with the same desire, beating the seniors and winning the title. It has been a long time since nothing else could inspire me that much. When it comes to the encouragement during my years at the university, my lucky experience that our team won the basketball game with hard work had really made me more confident and improved my studying. Even though our team was full of confidence and basketball consciousness, we still practiced a lot, and were well prepared for every game.
Athletes love/hate relationship Many college athletes have a love/hate relationship with their sports. The main reason why athletes have a love/hate relationship is because of the coaches. The coaches are really hard on them and push them to the max, but they love and respect their coaches because they make them better people in the long run. During a particular season, an athlete will spend more time with their coach than with their parents or their friends; which leads to the second reason for the love/hate relationship: long and tedious practices. The practices take up much of their time and do not allow them to have a social life, but in the end they make them better athletes.
The expected reaction to his father’s rare appearances would be what the child did in the story. He is too young to understand that his father is an important part of his life also. 2. Larry is not reliable as the narrator of events. He is obviously biased against his father and wants his mother’s sole attention.
And lastly, Tyrone resents taking on a family, because it kept him from making his “big break” as an actor. In the beginning it is obvious to see that the Tyrone family lives differently than most other families. For one their house has many unused and unlived in rooms. On top of that the family is always in a tailspin of emotions. One minute joking and teasing and the next fighting and yelling.
He doesn’t have a good relationship to his father. Charlie doesn’t love his father. He’s not close to him. He feels like he is far away from him, and who only notices him spasmodically. He describes him like a thin, pale, indefinite wraith.