It's a great stress reliever because I usually play it with my friends and it takes my mind off everything and makes me happy. Sometimes if I've been in the house too long I'll take my basketball and go to my hoop I in the back yard and do a couple layups. Lasting I love computer games, not many people know my alter ego but I'm a computer nerd. I play games like league of legends, path of exile, minecraft, hammerwatch, and many MANY more. Anyways video games are probably the best stress reliever for me even though basketball may be my favorite because it's like you can be in that alternate reality when you play them.
Tiffany Johnson Laura Govia Composition 2 October 10, 2012 Shatter dreams in John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player” The title of the poem really tell you what the poem is all about. The speaker tell you what a great basketball player he was and how often he dreamed about his basketball career. The poem tells us about a basketball player who was the best player on his basketball tea, and hold the high school that still has not been beat. “He never learned a trade”(line49) and now he works at “Berth’s Garage” (line 4). The poem implies that Flick was a great basketball and that he was the best in the county and that he hold the county record of scoring the most points.
Being around other basketball players is where I feel at home. Shooting around with my team or just friends in general is something I always look forward to. The court is what I would call my community, the time spent with other players and the love we all share for this particular game is why I consider it my community. We can play for hours at a time. We have all faced our difficult moments on and off the court, but it is when we are all together working hard for that win I am most proud.
Watching Kobe play basketball during the 2010 NBA playoffs made me want to try out for my high school basketball team. I decided that I was going to dedicate that summer to emulate Kobe. Just like Kobe, I was fueled to be the best. I had that same internal fire burning within me and the same drive that was going to propel me onto a varsity basketball roster. It is common knowledge that the fear of failure is what drives Kobe to his infinite pursuit of excellence.
The Hard Life Of A High School Student For a time in our youth we are told that life is filled with hardships, and that living through them is worth it somehow. I was always one to agree with this, hypocritically of course, since always took the easy route. I was a perfect little child, a perfectly ugly little child. Ugly because of the ugly truths that I believed. I believed that it was humanly possible to go through life without so much as lifting a finger.
Zachary Ward Period 3 A.P. English Literature “Ex-Basketball Player” Analysis Assignment Throughout “Ex-Basketball Player” a sense of nostalgia lingers in each and every stanza, but it is only in the fourth stanza that a sense of empathy is felt towards Flick. This empathetic tone, as he “dribbles an inner tube”, brings the reader to the realization that Flick, though extremely talented, “never learned a trade”. Flick only had time to practice basketball during his high school career, and in the end, his religious love of basketball is all he has left. Opportunities he was once possessed are now gone along with the best years of his life.
Jim is about four years older than I am, so I have always looked up to him. Seeing him play all the time made me want to play as well. From then on we played and played. I played on a number of basketball teams for Recreational Centers and Schools. I learned to play well and more importantly I began to love this sport.
Michael Jordan’s teaching When I was young, I liked playing basketball. I loved playing basketball. So my dream was basketball player and I played basketball every day. Oneday I saw one people in the TV. There was a crazy person in the court.
I was familiar with the language, but I had never been fully in contact with it. I have always thought of my self as intelligent, but the IQ test score gave me opposite results. Perhaps I have never been good at mathematics, but overall I think I am a good problem solver. This, indeed, helped me in my language learning process a lot, because for example, even if I did not understood the full context of a paragraph, by knowing a few words, I would get the idea of the main concept. My aptitude also helped me, because I like languages.
Everyone at some point in time gets teased, teases, or sees someone get teased, and possibly thinks that it is no big deal, it’s just banter, but when banter and teasing crosses that fine line between bullying, there’s a big problem. The victims are usually very quiet and have poor social skills, therefore making it hard for someone to notice that they are being bullied. Kids who are bullied, are often physically smaller than the bully, and therefore have very low self-esteem. It’s easy prey for the bullies, since they know they won’t put up much of a fight and they know they are scared of retaliation. Before taking a look at the effects of