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  • Lives Of High School Basketball Stars
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    In society today High School sports are a major business, especially High School Basketball. Major Corporations are making a large profit on high school athletes, selling shoes (Nike, Adidas, etc. ), making films (He Got Game, Hoop Dreams, etc. ), and books (Sole Influence By Dan Wetzel, Raw Recruits, etc. ). High school basketball is such a large business everyone is trying to get their peace of the pie. Who says there is anything wrong with brain-washing kids to believe that basketball is goin...
  • Preparatory School Jim
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    On his tenth birthday Jim Walker was introduced to the game of basketball by receiving a basketball from his uncle Mark Walker. Jim acted as if he loved the gift to please his uncle but really expected more from him. Jim never really played basketball at this age because he would rather spend his time doing things most other ten year olds did like riding bicycles and playing with G.I. Joes. On the same birthday Jim's mother, Althea gave him ankle weights. She gave him this because she realized h...
  • Football And Basketball
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    Throughout this vast country we as Americans are entertained by many different things, including movies, music, and sports. Although, there are many ways for me to be entertained, I prefer the enjoyment of sports. As a youngster I enjoyed playing backyard games. We rounded up neighborhood kids and played for fun. We played either football or basketball every weekend. These two sports are the favorites of those who play them around the world. While these sports are alike in many ways, they are ve...
  • Dennis Rodman
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    Dennis Rodman Title: Bad As I Wanna Be Author: Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown# of pages: 258 Setting: The book takes place in Dallas, Texas where DennisRodman lived while he was a kid, Detroit, Michigan where DennisRodman played basketball for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio, Texas where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago, Illinois where Dennis Rodman is currently playing for the Chicago Bulls. Character: Dennis Rodman. A pro basketball player who plays for the...
  • 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...
  • Basketball Clique In High School
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    Being part of the basketball clique in high school helped me learn the intra personal and social communication skills I use today. As a child playing basketball was my favorite activity or hobby. It's also the way I met a lot of my good friends that I have now. All my close friends I have met. I have met them through playing basketball... Whether they were on my team, the opposing team or just fan's in the crowd who admired my play. Not only has basketball helped me gain friends but basketball a...
  • Basketball Team
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    I.S.P. - My Hero Profile At only 17 years of age my brother, Justin Pinter, has done a lot with his life. He is someone that I look up to because he has been good at sports all though his life. He won the MVP award at his school for playing basketball. He swerves this way and then that, before shooting an almost perfect three pointer. 'I started to get better by just shooting hoops,' he told me. 'After a while I started to play games and got to know all of the rules. ' Although when he first sta...
  • 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...
  • Olds Play Basketball
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    Coaching Most people think that watching seven and eight year olds play basketball is boring, but it is one of the most exciting games to watch. I would know because I am a coach at the Boy's and Girl's club of Conway. It has been one of the best experiences of my life. Going to the games is also the highlight of my week. I get to teach the kids all about basketball, and this is hard since they do not know anything about the game of basketball. Coaching is something that I have always thought wo...
  • Modern Day Renaissance Man
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    Adam Pe cina 2/10/2002 History 2nd What is a Renaissance man? Do you know? Well a renaissance man is someone that has a broad range of talents. In during the renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci was first Renaissance man. Over time many people have fit into the role as a renaissance man. During are time we can pick out many. Michel Jordan is modern day renaissance man. Jordan all his life played basketball and baseball. Then he became a professional basketball player. He is considered the best to ever ...
  • Play Basketball
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    Reaction paper #2 I think that my first and most important goal is to graduate from University. I would like to play basketball for at least 10 years after graduating. I would like to play in Europe and this is one of my dreams. It would be nice to start my own business after graduating and also play basketball. I want to do everything that would make my parent proud that I am their son. I don't want to loose all my friends I had before coming here so I can say that my friends are something that...
  • National Basketball Coaches
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    Michael jordan was a famous basketball player he played for the north carolina in college. His high school coach didn't think that he was any good and he wasn't going to make it any were in life. He played on varsity his senior year and showed the coach that he was able to play basketball as well as any of the other players on the squad. He then moved on to college were he attended north carolina and trained and worked hard every day to become better. He played college basketball for three years...
  • Representative And Domestic Basketball
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    Basketball has been apart of my life since I was the tender age of 5. Ever since the day my dad put that round leather sphere into my hands I haven't been able to get enough of it. To me basketball isn't just a sport, but an outlet from schoolwork, a basis of enjoyment, a place where I can socialise and obviously a source of exercise. Anytime I start to feel the stress of school and work, I always basketball as my way of winding down. The moment I step out onto the concrete paved court in my fro...
  • 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...
  • Eight Teams In The Wnba's First Season
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    Purpose: To explain the history of the WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association). Thesis: Women's basketball has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1892. Women began playing basketball less than a year after the game was invented. I. INTRODUCTION A. In the early days dresses were worn on the basketball court, that lead to a few broken bones and black eyes, because of women tripping over their hems. B. In 1918 Senda Berenson adapted the rules for basketball to make it easier for w...
  • High School Ski Team
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    As my application shows, I am an above average student in most areas. I have particularly excelled in mathematics, earning good grades throughout high school. When pondering about my future, I thought that I might be able to use math to be successful in business. So after my sophomore year, I decided to take some business courses with the goal of attaining a solid background in the field. High school, however, has not adequately prepared me to enter the world of business. This is the primary rea...
  • C Green By A C Green
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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 cham...
  • Ball Between Two Teams Of Five Players
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    An out-line of the event or sport A brief out line of basketball is it is a game played with a pumped round ball between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court. In professional or minor competition basketball is usually played indoors, but it does not need to be. Each team tries to score by shooting the ball through the other teams goal at each end of the court, above their heads. The goal is a round hoop and net called a basket. The team scoring the most such throws, through fiel...
  • 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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