• The Dream Team Era
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    The Dream Team Era During the summer of 1992, the NBA took center stage as the world watched the greatest team in sports ever assembled joke, pose, and finally play its way to the gold medal at the summer Olympic games. The team was named the "Dream Team" and it featured eleven of the NBA's best players. Names like Michael Jordan, E arvin "Magic" Johnson, and Larry Bird headlined the games and the play of Scottie Pippen and "Sir" Charles Barkley stole the show. After only eight games, the world ...
  • Trend Of The National Basketball Association
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    Trend of basketball The National Basketball Association no longer holds the prominence that it once had. In the aftermath of the lockout that took away half of the 1998-99 season, the National Basketball Association finds itself looking into an uncertain future. Appearing similar to the state of the league during the mid 1980's, the NBA finds itself with a tarnished image and no icon's to build the league around. With the retirement of Michael Jordan and the number of superstars in which the lea...
  • Larry Bird Celtics Game Nba
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    One of the greatest basketball players of all time emerged from the small town of French Lick, Indiana. With a population of 2, 059 people, around 1, 600 of them came to watch the Valley High basketball games, especially the blond-haired shooting whiz with a funny smile named Larry Joe Bird. Following a sophomore season that was shortened by a broken ankle, Bird erupted as a junior. Springs Valley went 19-2 and young Larry became a local celebrity. Generous fans always seemed to be willing to gi...
  • Kobe Bryant High School
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    Could you imagine being nineteen years old and making five million dollars a year? Kobe Bryant, the son of former NBA player Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant, jumped directly from high school to the pros in 1996 and enjoyed an impressive rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He also won the Nestle Crunch slam-dunk contest, and was the leading scorer in the Rookie Game during the NBA all-stars Weekend. Kobe Bryant could very well become one of the best basketball players to ever step on a basketball c...
  • Sports Illustrated Jordan Ncaa Nba
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    Jordan's offense proved less critical than his presence. (AP) more photos Wizards cruise in Jordan's return The Wizards didn't need an A game from Michael Jordan to win convincingly in his return. Jordan returned to the lineup earlier than expected, scoring seven points in 16 minutes of Washington's 107-75 rout of host Denver. Jordan received a loud ovation when he got off the bench late with 2: 55 left in the first -- his first appearance as a reserve since April 5, 1986. He wore a protective s...
  • Game High Points Assists Hardaway
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    Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway is a gifted guard whose shooting, passing and athletic abilities earned him a spot on the All-NBA First Team and who helped the Magic reach the NBA Finals in 1995, only his second season in the league. The 6-7 Hardaway combines height, ball handling and an accurate outside stroke into an exciting all-around game, although his scoring tailed off in his final two seasons with Orlando and he was traded to Phoenix prior to the 1999-2000 season. A native of Memphis, Tennesse...
  • Drug Abuse Among Professional Athletes
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    Drug abuse among professional basketball players is a problem as old as time. In some circumstances it may not be the athletes fault. For example when they are treating a minor cough or a cold, the medications used will sometimes contain small amounts of alcohol. On the other hand some athletes purposely abuse drugs for a variety of reasons. Some attempt to cover up the presence of other drug abuse but most abuse drugs because they will enhance their performance. The most common abused drugs in ...
  • Basketball Game Players Nba
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    Basketball Basketball was created a simple game. The primary objective was to place a ball, without dribbling, into a peach basket. However, like Darwin's theory of man, basketball has evolved into the most exciting exhibition of athletic ability. Basketball has seen many rule changes, because of the increasing ability of the players. Basketball is a melting pot, where black, white, and European people excel. This is a sport that is color-blind. This sport requires complete control over one's b...
  • Michael Jordan Nba Game Court
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    Critical Essay On A CNN Article At: web Mr. Jordan CNN resource reports the Michael Jordan effect on the economy. Michael Jordan is as CNN states "golden marking tool ." Michael Jordan makes much less that he is worth. With the impact he put on the economy MichaelJordanshould be able to receive any amount of payment he ask for. Michael Jordan is Mr. Indorsed. Michael is an advertising icon. Today Michael Jordan indorsed for some of the major companies in the field today. Michael Jordan indorsed...
  • Wilt Chamberlain Season Nba
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    Why Wilt Chamberlain is the Greatest There have been many greats to play the game basketball, but we have never, and maybe never again, see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain. His entire life Wilt Chamberlain made the improbable look routine. No professional athlete in any team sport combined the size, strength, and fluidity of movement that Wilt Chamberlain brought into the sleepy, dimly lit NBA arenas of 1959. I+ll go one step further: No one who has played pro team sports has ever dominated every ...
  • History Of Basketball Game One Played
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    A man by the name of Dr. James Naismith was one day faced with the problem of finding a sport that was suitable to play inside during the cold winters. Naismith was in charge of the YMCA in Massachusetts and in 1891, he invented the game of basketball. Naismith wanted to create a game of skill for the students instead of one that relied solely on strength. He needed a game that could be played indoors in a relatively small space. The first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets...
  • Athletes Leaving College Early
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    '1 The story of Korleone Young is a saddening one. Korleone was one of the top high school basketball players in the nation while he was in high school. At all the summer basketball camps, he played above his high school peers. During his senior season he dominated all his team's competition. He had every major Division I basketball program wanting to give him a full scholarship. All of the national powerhouses like Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, and many more all recruited Korleone heavi...
  • Player Signed To The Wnba Women Season League
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    They Got Newton April 24, 1996, women's basketball announced "We Got Next" as the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) to begin in June 1997. Since that day in 1996 there have been many firsts for the WNBA: Val Ackerman -- the first president of the WNBA; Sheryl Swooped -- the first player signed to the WNBA; Cynthia Cooper -- the league's first Most Valuable Player; the Houston Comets -- the first WNBA Champions; Lisa Leslie -- the firs...
  • Four Year Million Nba Revenue
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    ... duct and therefore no revenue. Many ask the question, "Exactly how much money do players bring into the league?" The answer is found in the start of the 1979-1980 season. Two future Hall of Famers and emerging superstars entered the league and took it by storm. E arvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird revolutionized the NBA. Magic and Bird defined the new ideal basketball player as the 'versatile big man' (Kermes 63). Both men, six feet - nine inches tall, combined their size with great shoot...
  • Gary Payton Shawn Kemp
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    1996-1997 defensive player of the year, All NBA second team, and All-Defensive First Team. The Glove. Gary Payton was born on July 23 1968, in Oakland, California. He has been playing the guard position for the Seattle Supersonics. He attended college at Oregon State. He was named one of the All-America first Team as a senior in 1990. Sports Illustrated named him the Player of the year the same year and the pac-10 player of the year. He was the all-time leading scorer at Oregon State with 2, 17...
  • Michael Jordan Mike Family Nba
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    Who Influenced Michael Jordan to Become the Player and Person He is Today I. Introduction A. Background B. Thesis Statement II. Body A. Childhood of MJ B. MJ the Child Player C. The College Years D. MJ- The Pro Athlete 1. Life in the NBA 2. Life in the MLB E. Back to the NBA 1. Bye, Bye, Bye (Retirement from the Game) III. Conclusion IV. Appendixes A. Charts and Statistics V. Page Davis 2 Introduction Well everyone has theyre own opinion about Michael Jordan, but one thing is certain, he is a ...
  • Houston Rockets Midwest Division
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    Number Head line Page 1. The history of the team 2-22 2. The head coach 23-26 3. Hakeem Olajuwon 27 4. Charles Barkley 28 5. Scottie Pippen 29 6. Rockets Acquire Pippen 30-31 7. Turbo 32 8. glossary 33-34 Houston Has Been Home Of The Big Man-From Moses To Ralph To Hakeem The Houston Rockets were introduced to the NBA as the San Diego Rockets in 1967, the same year that the American Basketball Association launched itself as a rival league. Despite boasting the great Elvin Hayes through the early...
  • Labron James School First Nba
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    Labron James is a great player and a great new addition to the NBA. He is going to really benefit the NBA. He is the first 18 year old to play the game with such skills. He is also a benevolent player. He is amazing in all his shots. The teamwork that he shows proves that by definition he is not a ball hog but a true athlete that respects his team mates. What else can you ask from a man of that call aber? However, some might question why he doesn't go to college. It is technically a very import...
  • Michael Jordan Regular Season
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    After winning his third consecutive NBA championship, at the peak of his career, Michael Jordan, on October 6, 1993, announced his retirement shocking the entire sports world. Jordan said, "the mental aspect is not the same - the challenge is not as great. I promised myself - and I have said many times publicly - that when the mental challenge began to fade, I would leave. That time is now here." He then decided to pick up the game of baseball, for 1994 baseball season, playing for the Birmingha...
  • Ac Green A C
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    A. C Green by A. C Green. Green tells about his life and how he made it to the NBA. He also tells how he got closer to God and accepted him as his savior. He also explains, that Christ is more important than cars and money Green was born in Portland, Oregon were he was loved by both of his parents. When Green got to High School he decided to play basketball for his school. He was the best player in his school. When they got to the State Championship they barely won by one point and were the cha...