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  • Professional Basketball Players Role Models
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    Assault on the Courts Fighting has become a habitual event seen in professional basketball. There has been a consistent decline in professionalism and morals predominately in young athletes. Before the Ron Artest event, most players were idolized as gods and portrayed as today's heroes. However, a shocking phenomenon has risen as newer and younger athletes have entered the "new" NBA. Professionalism, morals, and integrity have taken a back seat to greed and selfishness. On November 1st, 2004, du...
  • Drug Abuse Among Professional Basketball Players
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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 ...
  • High School Player Of The Year
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    Felipe Lopez There are a lot of Latin Americans in the United States. Most just blend in with everyone else and get normal jobs, and live a normal American life. On the other hand, there are sometimes those special people that make it big and become famous because of a talent of theirs. Felipe Lopez is a professional basketball player who plays for the Vancouver Grizzlies. He has had a very successful life. He started out as a small Dominican Republic boy who loved basketball, and he has now tra...
  • Nba Players
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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 bo...
  • First Professional Basketball League
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    The Changing Face of Basketball Basketball has come a long way since its soccer ball and peach basket beginnings in that its style, players, facilities and leagues have developed dramatically and gained tremendous popularity. Salaries have increased from Bob Cousy's minute $45.00 a game (Minser 37) to Michael Jordan's $300,000 + per game (Minser 37). Basketball is a sport in which all ages can participate in any way, shape, or form and is a big part of American society today. In 1891 James A. Na...
  • African American Basketball Players
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    Fair Play in the NBA: A Modest Proposal As surprising as it may be to those who are not themselves fans of the National Basketball Association, Anglo-Americans are vastly outnumbered by other ethnicities. In fact, African-Americans hold a majority of positions, command higher average salaries, and receive more attention for their accomplishments in the media. Although there are a number of Anglo-Americans employed by the NBA, few ever manage to obtain equality in the field. For example, the posi...
  • Jumpman 23 Michael Jordan
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    Jumpman 23 Michael Jordan has star power that bridges age, race, and socioeconomic class. Nike understands this aspect of the popular superstar and decided to give him his own clothing line named Jumpman 23. It is the most popular form of sports apparel available and the white logo that adorns each article of apparel is known worldwide. Michael Jordan is arguably the most loved and respected athlete of this generation, thus the ad for this company depicted in ESPN The Magazine takes advantage of...
  • Best Basketball Player In The Nba
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    Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is an American Professional Basketball Player. I picked Michael for my biography because I consider him to bethe best basketball player in the NBA. Michael is recognized for his spectacular ball handling skills and for his outrageous dunks. He is also the leading scorer in the NBA, and a winner of three NBA most valuable player award in 1988, 1991, and 1992. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He accepted a basketball sch...
  • Best Basketball Player
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    Basketball's Greatest Players There are many great players who had the talent to be all pro and lost it in the streets. Probably the two most famous to fail are Lloyd Daniels and Earl Manigult. Both could of been all-stars but let the drugs and inner city life destroy there chances. It's been said that Earl Manigult's best feat was being able to jump up to the top of the backboard and take a dollar bill and replace it with four quarters. One other rumor was he once dunked a basketball backwards ...
  • College Basketball
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    WHY THE NBA DREAM IS RUINING COLLEGE BASKETBALL The National Basketball Association is a corporate powerhouse with installments in nearly every major city in the United States. With the exception of European soccer, professional basketball generates more money per season than any other sport in the world. NBA superstars carry as much authority in the entertainment business as the most popular actors, comedians, and musicians. Even the guys who are last off the bench are making more money in one ...
  • Benefits From College Athletics Except The Athletes
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    College athletics have always been one of American's favorite pastimes. We as Americans love the thrill of hard competition. College athletics have always been at the heart of this competitive rush. They have always been something more pure than professional athletics, more than just the money. In recent years, college athletics have changed for the worse. Players have drifted away from what it used to mean to play college sports. They have fallen into illegal activities and have left fans disap...
  • College Basketball Players
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    College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States today. It is looked at as a pure form of the game and the national championship of college basketball is revered by many and a lifetime goal for some. Despite this reverence of the sport at that level, there has been a disturbing abuse of college basketball progressing over the past few years. More and more players today are using college basketball not as a time to perfect their abilities in the sport, but instead to use ...
  • Star Basketball Player Of Your High School
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    Have you ever stopped and wondered what happened to the star basketball player of your high school? Did he go on and have an exciting career or did he get married and is living blissfully with 2.5 kids? Maybe neither happened to him maybe he still thinks about those glory days of high school basketball. John Updike's poem "Ex-Basketball Player" is a look at what a dismal life this once star could have. In the first stanza the reader is introduced to the basketball player, Flick Webb. Flick works...
  • Positions Within Professional Basketball
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    The Women's American Basketball Association is the premier showcase and developmental league for women. The W.A.B.A. organizes professional women's basketball teams throughout the United States. The W.A.B.A. provides quality family entertainment through the sport of Women's Professional Basketball. The W.A.B.A. provides exciting action, competitive performance, comfortable surroundings and affordable ticket prices. Through the promotion and organization of talented owners, directors, league offi...

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