“Webb” refers to the net of a basketball goal, and that, he is trapped by the webs of age and missed opportunities (6). People derive a sense of individuality from the name they were given. “Flick Webb” has a name that means basketball, and, because of that, when people hear “Flick Webb,” the first thing they think about is basketball. (6). When people hear his name they remember when he played basketball and the role he had in county history.
The first thing I learned about basketball is that there are twelve players on each team. Not all twelve players of each team play at the same time, there can only be five players from each team that plays on the floor at one time. From that knowledge, I would gather up some people and we would go to the neighborhood playground to a game of street basketball. Street basketball is a game played without rules. However as I became older I began to understand the game of basketball and the rules of the game.
He would stay outside dribbling the basketball until his parents made him come inside. So based off of the behavioral perspective Kobe Bryant was learning these things from his environment. On his third birthday he was already telling everyone he was going to play in the NBA. Psychologically all Kobe has seen from the day he was born is Basketball so from day one he was being molded into a superstar. He would go to most of his father’s games and even do trick shots for the crowds during halftime.
The Life of “Chocolate Thunder” Darryl Dawkins born in Orlando, Florida is a retired American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the NBA’s 76ers and Nets. He was nicknamed “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks, which notably led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to him shattering the backboard on two occasions in 1979. Before his career in the NBA, Darryl attended Maynard Evans High School in Orlando. His nickname prior to NBA was “Goofy.” This, despite the fact that Dawkins towered over most of the people calling him names and trying to embarrass him on the outdoor basketball courts in Orlando. He lacked coordination, charisma, and toughness.
In college basketball, alley oops, fancy no-look passes, and trash talking, these are just some of the things we are accustomed to in the game of basketball today. Before 1992 though, it was all about making the simple plays just to get the ball in the hoop. Also, the custom attire for this generation of basketball is long shorts that go to your knees and generally most people wear high black socks. Before 1992, most people wore short shorts and high white socks instead of black socks. What caused these changes to take place in 1992 you may ask?
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.
I cannot recall a day in my life when I have not heard the sound of a bouncing ball; as I grew up eating and breathing basketball, or ever since, I started rolling my dad’s tube sock and shooting an imaginary shot against the wall. My heart fell in love with the winning, the competition, and the adrenaline of the basketball game. “It was reminiscing when I was a youngster; I was strolling around the Smith Park with a basketball in my hand and wearing a gold/purple Kobe Bryant’s jersey until I espied a compelling teenager playing basketball with tight handles, and great athleticism on the opposite side of the court. Whereupon, I pondered about my future and his inspiration for me that I will be a professional basketball player in the NBA and be like him. A few days later,
If you do not believe this, you simply teach youngsters that cheating can be justified if someone else is cheating too. I know I’m not supposed to use “I” but over the summer I worked at a basketball facility that runs some of the Nations top showcases for high school athletes. I got the chance to talk to a number of college coaches and ask them questions about their profession, which hopefully one day I will be in. When I asked about being ethical they never said much, yea I got a few funny stories but almost every coach told me “if you have a big decision, think about what you going to do and sleep on it, if you wake up with a good feeling then roll with
Every time a point was scored, the game was halted so the janitor could bring out a ladder and retrieve the ball. Later, the bottoms of the fruit baskets were removed. The first public basketball game was in Springfield, MA, on December 21, 1891. The First 13 Rules of Basketball 1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
After only two weeks of thinking, he came up with the basic concepts that would later define the rules of basketball. First and foremost, he wanted to create a game that would discourage tackling and not allow players to run with the ball, like in football. Instead it would be a game where the players would be made to pass and the ball would have to be lofted into the air. Hence, the game of basketball started with two peach baskets (positioned on either sides of the “playing field”), a soccer ball and 13 rules (Laughead). He divided his class of 18 into 2 teams of 9 players each and began to teach them about the new game he had invented (Bellis).