This I Believe Essay

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Peyton Hisel English 4 This I Believe… February 27, 2012 This I Believe… Everyone who plays basketball knows it’s more than just a sport, more than just a hobby and more than just a passion that people have. All types of people enjoy the game because of how it makes them feel and the joy associated with playing. Bleeding, sweating and getting hurt are just the little things that someone learns while playing the game. The philosophy and emotions associated with the game makes it my favorite past time. The qualities and lessons learned while on the court have helped me understand many individuals and their struggles and gains. I believe basketball is more about teamwork. I personally play for my team and no one else. It doesn’t matter who is on my team. Their height, age, race, gender, size and skills don’t matter as long as the individual knows how to play together as a team. A good team is one who actually respects the members on the team and possess’ the motivation to go all the way. These teams have been known to become amazing teams. When people saw the evolution of my team, I know that they saw that basketball is more than just a game I believe basketball is about learning who a person really is. One game of basketball can tell you more about a person then anyone can imagine. Bonding becomes a huge part of basketball and you can see the cohesiveness. Just one quick pick up game will tell me about a person’s life. One’s perception of self, their individuality, eagerness and willingness are what I learn within the first few minutes of playing a game of pickup basketball with someone. As a pickup game goes on, I learn many things about that individual and choices they make in life. Bonding can help teams who play basketball and can give those with less hope proof that basketball is more than a game. I believe basketball is a get away from the difficult

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