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  • Dr James Naismith
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    Inventor of Basketball There's no such sport more convenient or accessible than basketball. It is fun, practical, and affordable. It's also a common and healthy alternative to electronic entertainment. However, such a great sport could not come about by itself. There was an idea behind it. And behind that idea was a man, Dr. James Naismith. James Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario on November 6, 1861. He was the eldest son of Scottish immigrants John and Margaret Naismith. His family moved ...
  • First Nba Team
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    Michael Jordan, the best known athlete in the world, is a leading scorer in the National Basketball Association (NBA), who led the Chicago Bulls to many recent NBA championships. He is, by far, and will be for a time to come, the best basketball player in the history of the game. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina and as a freshman scored the winning basket in the 1982 NCAA ch...
  • Most Important Job At The Camp
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    The Power of Opinion Confidence is a key component in the development of success. In order to reach this stability one must be a recipient of encouragement and upholding. This support creates an individuality and esteem for success. For example, in my experiences with females I have come to a vague realization that they feed off of encouragement. It seems like the focus of most of the girls that I know, is to impress. I believe this because when they are complimented, to most it will make their ...
  • Stephon Marbury's 8 6 Assists Per Game
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    Stephon Marbury is a basketball phenomenon. Mr. Marbury has been known by the basketball world at the young age of eleven. Many pressures and confrontations have encountered Mr. Marbury thought his entire basketball career. These began when he was a young child and they still accompany him. Many people from Brooklyn, New York, the city in which Stephon Marbury was born and raised, have known about his basketball skills for an extremely long time because '... he was dribbling on a court not long ...
  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar
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    Kareem the Dream Most young boys daydream of being the next NBA star, yet only a few make that dream into a reality. They spend hours on end practicing and playing with other dreamers, showing off who is the king of the court. Many continue to play throughout high school, some play at college, but not many make it the big leagues. One special young man who had the determination to make it big is Lew Alcindor, better known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With hard work and determination, Jabbar pushed hi...
  • Game Of Basketball
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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...
  • My First Day Of Basketball Practice
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    Just to let you know i got a 97 on this paper. Hoops Galore Filled with tension as I walked into the run-down gym, I arrived early for my first day of basketball practice. My first line of business was to stretch my muscles so I could get loose and ready to play. As more of my teammates came in, we started to converse about old teams and coaches. Our talk reminded me of my earlier years of life and made me grin. As we started to play, I began to focus on the game. After scoring a couple of baske...
  • George Mikan Basketball
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    George Lawrence Mikan was born on June 18, 1924, in Joliet, Illinois. He was of Croatian and Lithuanian Decent. George's height peaked at 6 feet 10 inches and he weighed 245 pounds. His family consisted of his mother Minnie, father Joseph, and two brothers Joe and Ed. All three boys worked in the family restaurant following school each day. At a young age George's passion was the piano and he wanted to someday be a concert pianist. Throughout his life this proved to be a beloved hobby. As a boy ...
  • Naismith Ball
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    THE CREATION OF BASKETBALL Unlike other sports whose beginnings are a little bit indefinite Basketball is the creation of one Canadian named James A. Naismith. James A. Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario in Nov 6 1861. Orphaned at age 8, Naismith returned to Almonte High School at age 20 to complete his education. After high school he attended McGill University. Naismith showed lots of talent in athletics and was voted the university top all-around athlete twice in a row. Today he is still kn...
  • 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 ...
  • Nova Scotia The World Basketball League
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    Basketball was first introduced to Nova Scotia as early as 1895 but in the past thirty years the popularity of the sport has really taken off. The high concentration of universities in the province, the tradition and esteem of the high school programs, and the continued support from a large and knowledgeable basketball community have made the game a staple of Nova Scotia life, culminating with the capital city of Halifax becoming known as the basketball capital of Canada. When you talk about bas...
  • Michael's Dedication To Basketball
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    Every few years does a very talented athlete come around. Only once in a very long time, does an athlete develop extraordinary talent in and out of the arena. We have been lucky enough to witness a man of these traits when he dominated the game of Basketball and supported numerous charities. In being a hero, he was devoted to his work, he had more skill than any other athlete did in his sport, and he was a great person off the court. Globally known and well respected, this spectacular athlete is...
  • Basketball Games
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    Longhorn Gym The gym is a place where emotions, memories, and time are dedicated and shared with teammates, parents, coaches, and friends. When entering the gym, a person can feel the excitement remembering past victories, practices, or pep talks. People or students often go to the gym for pep rallies, volleyball games, basketball games, and long hard practices. The gym seems to be a place of congregation for the community and students. As I open the doors entering the gym I hear the balls bounc...
  • Basketball Coaching Discussion Group
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    THAT IS THE NAME OF MY BOOK that came out of this website and my experience coaching and scouting. And it came out well. Longtime UNC Coach Dean Smith said, "Oliver's book provides an insightful framework for basketball. His approach highlights and simplifies the basic goals of team offenses and defenses, with an interesting description of how teamwork among players with different roles can be evaluated. This book is a unique and surprisingly practical addition to a coach's library". Pete Palmer...
  • White Basketball Teams
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    Early segregation of basketball was the beginning of a large impact on the game in later years. In sports, discrimination against those of color will always be an everlasting presence. The fight against racism goes back into the years past slavery. During that time, it was mainly white people versus black people. Today, in this multicultural society there are many minority groups feeling the squeeze of being born "non-white". However, there is little that can be done to change this frame of mind...
  • Great Wilt Chamberlain
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    Wilt Chamberlain, in all fairness to Michael Jordan, was undoubtedly the best basketball player ever. As a freshman in high school, he was an unimaginable 6 feet 11 inches tall (Lap chick 254)! He was an All-American basketball player under coach Cecil Mosenson not even playing his senior year, and an All-American track and field participant, setting the Philadelphia high-jump record at 7 feet 1 inch. As do most high school stand outs, Chamberlain was offered full rides from numerous colleges in...
  • Professional Basketball Players In The U.S.
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    Basketball is an athletic sport, usually played on an indoor court in which two competing teams of five players each attempt to score by throwing an inflated ball so that it descends through one of two baskets suspended, at each end of the court, above their heads. The team scoring the most such throws, through field goals or foul shots, wins the game. Because of its continuous action and frequent scoring, basketball is one of the most popular spectator as well as participant sports in the world...
  • Little Basketball And Run On My Foot
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    Basketball has Basketball English 1303 Basketball has always been apart of my life, without it, my road of life would be completely different. my experiences with basketball has indeed impacted my outlook on life. It molds my growing personality, and allows me to express myself as I really am. Basketball is an experience that has bought many other experiences; experiences that have caused triumph and tragedies along my journey. My lifes journey has taken me places that I have never imagined. Alt...
  • Four Points And Twelve Minutes Per Game
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    Bill Bradley 7/28/43 ~ Bill Bradley College: Princeton and Oxford Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 lbs. Average Points Per Game is 12.4 Rebounds in his Career 2354 Assists in Career 2533 Points in Career 9217 Bill Bradley started off his life in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born on July 28, 1943. He took his first shot with a basketball when he was 9 at the Crystal City's YMCA. He started playing basketball for his local high school as a freshman. He became captain of his high school team his second ye...

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