The Best Basketball Player In The

The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to
The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to
The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to Professional Basketball The American Basketball Association had a short and wild life, yet it made great contributions to professional basketball. It increased the level of talent, changed the way the game was played, and produced some of the greatest stars to ever play the game. It also caused an increase in player salaries and turned pro basketball into a financial institution. The ABA was a place for untapped talent to emer
Jacky Robinson
Jacky Robinson
Jacky Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia., on January 31, 1919 to Jerry and Mallie Robinson. He grew up in Pasadena, California. In high school and at Pasadena Junior College he showed great athletic skill in track, basketball, football, and baseball. He left school in 1941 and was drafted the following year for Army service during World War II. After receiving a medical discharge in 1945, Jackie Robinson decided to tryout for the Boston Red Sox, but ended up not making
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None Provided8 None Provided8 Michael Jordan was born on January 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has two brothers, is married, and has three kids. He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time (Kornbluth). My focus will be on his hardships, accomplishments, and people who influenced him. First, I would like to touch on some general information about Michael. He wears number 23 on his jersey because he considered it to be
Title Bad As I Wanna Be
Title Bad As I Wanna Be
Title: Bad As I Wanna Be Author: Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown # of pages: 258 Setting: The book takes place in Dallas, Texas where Dennis Rodman lived while he was a kid, Detroit, Michigan where Dennis Rodman 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 Chicago B
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is an American Professional Basketball Player . I picked Michael for my biography because I consider him to be the 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 bask
A problem has become known and to many they feel that it's about time
A problem has become known and to many they feel that it's about time
A problem has become known and to many, they feel that it's about time that the general public has taken notice. This problem has been a taboo for centuries and in the mid nineties it has chosen to let itself be known, the problem that I am talking about is domestic violence, it has ruined families, and demoralized the victims for years and now because of the trial of the century we finally are allowed to discuss it in detail, without fear of reprisal, now we get to familiarize ourselves with
John S Ward
John S Ward
John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an unders
The Evaluation of My Coaches
The Evaluation of My Coaches
The Evaluation of My Coaches Throughout my high school basketball career I experienced several different coaches. Every new coach brought a different approach to coaching. The varying techniques of coaching brought about different attitudes and expectations during practices and games. I found that during practice, coaches had either the nice-guy or the drill sergeant approach. They also had different methods of coaching during and after the games. Practices are very important to basketball. If
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering). Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent aristocrat, and
1ST - I need to fix up my car It is a Red 1986 Ford Mustang that is tu
1ST - I need to fix up my car It is a Red 1986 Ford Mustang that is tu
1ST - I need to fix up my car. It is a Red 1986 Ford Mustang that is turning pink because of age. The problems I have with the car are, having never been fixed up since it was made in ‘86, is looking worse with each day. The upholstery, which was a dark red when new, is turning to a whitish pink color from fading over the years. Also from the sun, is the dashboard, it is cracked in many different places. The music of my car s non-existent, the reason for this is the fact that Julie Jenner, th
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson 1 Allen Iverson, earning rights to be named one of the best NBA players of his time by winning numerous awards such as Rookie of the Year, NBA MVP, and All-Star Game MVP, has been turned away from the game of basketball and has become a self-obsessed, egotistical player who cares only about his public image in the public spotlight. His public image is one of a troubled child who escaped his troubled childhood through basketball and the NBA. Iverson’s image of a street kid who made
Grand Final
Grand Final
Grand Final It was the Grand Final day for my basketball season as I sat in the car, a little bewildered ad a bit dumbfounded. My dad and I were off to the greatest basketball game in my life. I was always the only bashful boy in my team and was despised of, due to the lack of skill I had. As we made our way to the final, I grew worried and grew tenser, as I the thought of letting my team down dawned on me. We finally arrived, at our destination, The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, which is
Basketball
Basketball
Basketball There is a sport I really love, that is basketball. I love playing and watching. I think it is the best sport there is. Basketball is not only a fun and competitive sport; it is also very healthy sport. I first started playing basketball in the third grade. At the time, I was very chubby and not very athletic. One day at the park, I saw some teenagers playing a game and was instantly grasped into their game. The jumping and shooting attracted me instantly. The beautiful and aesthetica
A Dream of a Lifetime
A Dream of a Lifetime
A Dream of a Lifetime February 13, 2004 Eng 111 Literary Analysis In “The Hector Quesadilla Story” from the book “Greasy Lakes,” T.C. Boyle writes about an old-timer baseball player whose life-long dream to become a big leaguer never becomes a reality. The story describes how a Mexican ballplayer looks forward to the day when he can show the world he can still “play the game” despite his old age. In the end, the character imagines his last game will be his greatest. The book has a sad ending bec
Baseball Changes
Baseball Changes
Baseball Changes The signing of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Cincinnati Reds for 9 years at $112 million, is a prime example that there is a considerable amount of changes in major league. baseball. The reason for these changes is the athleticism of the players. Once the players began to throw harder, run faster, and hit further, they made the demand for more money and less obligation from owners. After the style of the players’ game changed, the league officials changed the rules and regulations, not
How to Rid Yourself of a Brown-noser
How to Rid Yourself of a Brown-noser
How to Rid Yourself of a Brown-noser When I was in the ninth grade, a girl on the basketball team felt the urge to flatter our coach. The coach didn’t see her devious flatterer, so the schmoozing continued. I was too shy and embarrassed to confront the coach or the brown-noser. I didn’t want to harm my position on the team or the relationship I had with the player or the coach. To tell you the truth, the bond of friendship was not worth the suffering for a true friend would not intentionally hu
Research Paper
Research Paper
Research Paper 1/7/04 Red Bull: The new Fad? It is more than a fad. Many experts believe that this caffeine- pumped drink may have quite a few effects on the body. I am researching on whether Red Bull increased one’s reaction time. Also, other problems that will help me with my project are the effects of Red Bull on blood rate, blood pulse and pressure, and the nervous system. “Red Bull gives you wiiiings!!!” Is the common TV phrase that litters the commercials everyday. But, does this miracle d
NINE
NINE
NINE English 101-02 Essay # 2 March 5, 2004 Are you crying? There's no crying…there's no crying in baseball! Serving as the manager of the Rockford Peaches, a professional baseball team, Jimmy Dugan doesn’t tolerate crying from any of his players. Baseball of course being such a masculine sport, a game over flowing with testosterone, jock-itch, and 5 o’clock shadows….right? Not when your shortstop is wearing lipstick and the right fielder has a “c-cup!” During the Second World War women took the
Research on Baseball
Research on Baseball
Research on Baseball English 12 03/15/04 How did Baseball first start? Baseball first started in the early days of civilization. Baseball had spread throughout Europe by the middle ages and became popular in different ways. The Europeans brought the sport of Baseball to the American colonies in the early 1600’s. In 1869, Baseball became an American sport and was introduced as a professional league under the name of Major League Baseball (MLB). The rules of Baseball were originally created on Sep
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is one of the best all around players in the NBA , exclaimed Michael Jordan at the 2002/2003 all star game. Kobe Bryant plays in the NBA for the LA Lakers. Kobe is the star player of his team, he led the team to win three consecutive titles with LA. Kobe Bryant is one of the most recognized players in the NBA because of his great skills, he also has a great history behind his name, like when he was growing up, his accomplishments, and his marvellous stats. Kobe Bryant was
Salary Cap
Salary Cap
Salary Cap The issue of a salary cap is one that has troubled Major League Baseball for over a decade now, dating back to before the labor strike of 1994. It is my belief that a salary cap is necessary for baseball to continue to thrive and profit while maintaining its current league set up. A salary cap, I believe, is somewhat of a misnomer. A salary cap would serve not to limit how much a player can make. It could more aptly be called a “payroll cap”, since in essence that is what it does; the
Steriods
Steriods
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
What Is A Hero
What Is A Hero
What Is A Hero? When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These individuals have all helped society tremendously through their determination and unselfish deeds. However, we may not notice some of society�s other heroes. One such heroic person that comes to my mind is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Many people perceive Arnold as only a blockbuster movie star and not as the hero he truly is. People see the glittery and glamorous fascade
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders My article that I choice was about one of the most interesting sports player’s of our time. Barry Sanders arguably the best back ever to play the game of football. Barry is not one of those players who is just out there to make money, no he loves the game and is always trying his hardest when he is out there. In my paper there is allot interest information about Barry that not every one knows about him. Barry Sanders was born July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in a fami
TEEN SUICIDE
TEEN SUICIDE
TEEN SUICIDE Suicides among young people nationwide have increased greatly in recent years. Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 - to - 24 years olds, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5 - to - 14 year olds. Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up. For some teenagers, divorce, the formation of a new family w
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930’s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, The government cracked down on marijuana use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act…made the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp
The sudden explosion of interest in sports in Korea has been closely l
The sudden explosion of interest in sports in Korea has been closely l
The sudden explosion of interest in sports in Korea has been closely linked to the economic boom in industry, beginning about the middle of the century. The impressive staging of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, stands witness to this fact. In the past few years there has been a tremendous emphasis on the advancement of sports policies and rules, along with the construction of many new sport facilities. As a result, sports are now an almost daily event for many residents, and spectator sports are be
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player ever to play in the NBA. One of Jordan's famous quotes was IF YOUR NOT GOING TO COMPETE I WILL DOMINATE YOU. Throughout Jordan's career he has done just that, and that is why he is the greatest basketball player ever to live. Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He has two brothers and two sisters. His two brothers names are Larry and James. His two sisters names are Delores and Rossland. After he was
Charles Wade Barkley is an American Professional Basketball Player
Charles Wade Barkley is an American Professional Basketball Player
Charles Wade Barkley is an American Professional Basketball Player, known to fans as Sir Charles. He was born in Leeds, Alabama and later attended Auburn University where he started basketball and was named Basketball Player of the Year in the South Eastern Conference. He left college in the same year (1984) to be a part of the NBA. Charles Barkley was a top scorer and rebounder in the NBA. He worked hard to be in the NBA and had many awards like the NBA Player of the Month Award and the Most
Professional Sports The Hidden Greed
Professional Sports The Hidden Greed
Professional Sports: The Hidden Greed Show me the money, screamed Rod. C'mon Jerry, show me the money! We vividly remember this famous line from the hit movie, Jerry Maguire. The greedy football player, Rod Tidwell, screams these unforgettable lines trying to convince his agent that he will not settle for any less than a top dollar salary as the flashy Arizona Cardinal wide receiver. This scene exemplifies what has happened to professional sports in recent years. The focus of professional s
THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION The ABA was basketball’s Wild West, and Julius Erving, George Gervin, James Silas, and all the other ABA stars were the gunfighters. Bob Costas What do the Utah Jazz, New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Houston Rockets all have in common? They all got their professional start in the American Basketball Association. It was created in 1965 by Dennis Murphy but it didn’t start as a basketball league. It started as a football l
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shape if
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was one of the best players that proffesional baseball has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African American players that otherwise would not have palyed. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Hill 1). Jackie’s grandfather was a slave and his father a sharecropper (1). His mom and dad got a divorce when Jackie was just a baby (1). He, his mother and four siblings moved after his parents got a divorce (1). Hi
Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Ba
Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Ba
Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier that segregated major league baseball for more than 50 years. On October 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Montreal Royals that would eventually bring him to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the spring of 1947. This made him the first African American in modern organized baseball. Jackie Robinson went to UCLA where he became an All-American in football and basketball. He also played baseball a
The Origin of Ice Hockey
The Origin of Ice Hockey
The Origin of Ice Hockey Ice hockey is a sport played on an 85’ by 200” sheet of ice. The ice is divided into three zones, a neutral zone and two attacking zones which hold the goals. The game starts with six players on the ice: two defenceman , left and right, two wings, left and right, a center, and a goalie. There are three referees on the ice at all times. A normal game of ice hockey consists of three periods each twenty minutes long. The job of the referees is to call all infractions. Ther
April 15 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in Amer
April 15 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in Amer
April 15, 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in American history took place. On that day, Jackie Robinson took the final step in making the biggest breakthrough in sports history, It was the day that Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game, which was also the first game of any kind of organized athletics in which a white man shared the field with an African-American. By doing so, he opened the door for future African-Americans to play organized athletics a
The title of my book is Patrick Ewing It was written by Paul Wiener Th
The title of my book is Patrick Ewing It was written by Paul Wiener Th
The title of my book is Patrick Ewing. It was written by Paul Wiener. This biography tells us about the life of Patrick Ewing, and how he became one of the best basketball players. I chose this biography, because I wanted to learn more about Patrick Ewing. I consider him special, because he had to work very hard to achieve his dream. Patrick Ewing was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 5, 1962. He was the fifth of seven children and grew up in a very poor neighborhood just outside of Kingston.
Unlike professional basketball and American football interest in baseb
Unlike professional basketball and American football interest in baseb
Unlike professional basketball and American football, interest in baseball has not been sweeping the globe. Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust America's Pastime into an era of uncertainty. Despite this current adversity, baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture. This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball. Most cultures have some sort of stick and ball game, cricket bein
People all over the world of all body styles sizes races and backgroun
People all over the world of all body styles sizes races and backgroun
People all over the world, of all body styles, sizes, races and backgrounds occupy their time and gain physical fitness through games and activities referred to as sports. From professional leagues around the world, school sports, and neighborhood games, fun and strategy come together to form a worldwide phenomenon that has come to be loved. Whether your watching them or participating in them, sports have touched a part of everyone's lives. Since the development of the People's Republic of Chin
Should Athletes Be Role Models
Should Athletes Be Role Models
Should Athletes Be Role Models? In today’s society, we are running out of good citizens for our children to look up to in a positive way. For many years, there have been many controversies surrounding the lifestyles of America’s professional athletes. A great number of children love to play and watch sports every day. An interesting question that comes up frequently is should athletes be role models? For many years athletes have been role models, and I have trouble understanding why they should
The Olympic Games an international sports competition are held once ev
The Olympic Games an international sports competition are held once ev
The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so that they are held in alternate even-numbered years. For example, the Winter Olympics were held in 1994 and the Summ
Drug Abuse on Athletes
Drug Abuse on Athletes
Drug Abuse on Athletes How do you stop drug abuse? There are some athletes who are effected by this and need help. There can be a number of solutions to this problem and everyone seems to have a different opinion and point of view about it. One solution can be to actually reward the athletes with bonuses or benefits who do not abuse drugs. Another solution can be stricter punishments for athletes who are caught outside their playing field abusing drugs. A final solution would be for the profe
Remember What's Important
Remember What's Important
Remember What's Important By Rachel Long Coaches' responsibilities as role models are brought to life through real situations that confront them on and off the field, providing a healthy balance between the playful side of sports and the seriousness of competition. Coaches should help their athletes develop respect for opponents, teammates, officials, and rules of the game. Coaches should be reminded to give kids the most positive environment possible within which to learn and enjoy competition
Why Me
Why Me
Why Me? September 1996 was the beginning of the end. That’s how I look back at it. This was when my ninth grade AAU basketball season began .We were known as Lakota-3, because there were also a Lakota-1 and a Lakota-2 teams playing AAU ball from Lakota Junior High School. The reason I said this was the beginning of the end is, because we sucked. Or what I really meant is that my teammates sucked. Let me emphasize this point one more time, a good comparison of my team to another team is the “Bad
The Glamorization of Heroin
The Glamorization of Heroin
The Glamorization of Heroin Celebrities and popular culture in society have glamorized the deadly drug heroin today. The status of heroin in America today is that the drug is in. Advertisements in magazines and television are displaying gaunt, extremely thin, glassy-eyed, pale faced models. This look of death is often found in Calvin Klein ads or even in Packard-Bell commercials. For over three decades now, powerful role models from music to movies have taken to heroin like pigs take to slop.
OUTLINE
OUTLINE
OUTLINE I. THESIS: The most important things that can be known about Michael Jordan’s personal life are divided into four sections: growing up, high school, college days and the pros. II. GROWING UP A. Family Support B. Personal Problems III. HIGH SCHOOL A. Competition with his brother B. Dedication to become a good player IV. COLLEGE DAYS A. Playing at UNC- The championship season B. Joining the NBA V. THE PROS A. Playing in the NBA B. His personality VI. CONCLUSION VII. BIBLIOGRAPHY Michael
Worst To First
Worst To First
Worst To First It was an average day in October there was nothing going on after school except for basketball tryouts. And there I was back in the school gym trying to make the varsity A team. The previous year I made the varsity B team, I didn’t have a bad year but the team was lousy. We went 1-15 and were destroyed in every game. Needless to say the season seemed like it was never going to end and when it finally did we were all relieved. But this year was going to be different I was going to
The Game
The Game
The Game Todd Griffin English 10 Narrative Story It was five minutes before the start of the championship game; the most important game of their lives. 1999 Class B State Basketball Champions, Shelby Tigers. “That had a nice ring to it,” thought Todd, their star point guard and leading scorer. Todd was also the leader in steals, assists, and rebounds averaging 27.6 points, 4.3 steals, 10.7 assists, and 11.4 rebounds per game. One of his greatest accomplishments was being voted “Mr. Basketball” f
Creative Writing Assignment
Creative Writing Assignment
Creative Writing Assignment Paul's Case So Michael, how many points did you score in tonight's basketball game? My father asked. Twenty-four! I answered proudly. Twenty-four, you should have been pushing at least thirty. I averaged thirty-two per game back when I was in high school. My feelings were shot, and my confidence taking a nosedive. My father has always been rough on me. Pushing me to my limits and setting a standard of expectation. However there are times when I feel he goes a bit