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Playing Basketball Essay Examples

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The Game of Basketball in America
Basketball is a great game that is one of the most popular in America. In this sport, you have to have good aim to shoot, good jumping skills to rebound, you have to be quick, and also have good ball handling skills. In a real game there are only five players on the court, referees, foul outs, and rules like no running wit...
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An Account of a Child's Experience in Playing Basketball
"NUMBER 21112" By Danny Hoyt Imagine this: A child with 4 brothers and 6 sisters, with no dad and not a lot of money. He lives in a run down old trailer park. He has to decide whether to go to school with his friends or play basketball on an organized team. Well, here's his story. Once upon a time ther...
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A Personal Recount on Playing Basketball
People seek escape through various means. Some find it in music, others through the filter of a cigarette. When I find myself weighed down by the pressure of daily life, I too have a means of relaxation. My solace is found in a rectangular enclosure between two spheres perched upon 10-foot poles daring me to meet them on th...
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An Review of Lessons From Playing Basketball
Nicole Marzullo English 0492-010 Mr.Chu 11 February 2014 Basketball Basketball has had a positive effect on me because I played it for 11 years and it taught me how to work with a team. Playing the sport kept busy for most of my life until the day I stopped playing. When I first stopped playing the sport I wouldn’t k...
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Turning Pro Early on Hurts Prospective NBA Stars
Players are paid millions in the NBA. (Coach K Says Turning Pro Early Hurts in Many Ways). College basketball players dream of making millions in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Too many college basketball players come into college programs, build up their skills, and leave for the NBA to chase the money. A quest...
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A Comparison Between High School and College Basketball and Professional Basketball
Basketball originated in the late thirties or early forties, I think. Back then there were no rules or exceptions to the game. People just played it because they loved it. Many young children made their own baskets out car tires, laundry baskets, bike rims, milk crates and any other cylindrical object they could find. But a...
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An Essay on the Need for Improvment in Basketball
Basketball Needs to Be Fixed Professional and college basketball have become very popular in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Millions of dollars a year are spent on apparel, tickets, and television all generated by people's love for basketball. But in the last couple of years, both the National Basketball Associat...
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Why Basketball Needs to be Fixed
Basketball Needs to Be Fixed Professional and college basketball have become very popular in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Millions of dollars a year are spent on apparel, tickets, and television all generated by people's love for basketball. But in the last couple of years, both the National Basketball Associat...
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An Argument in Favor of Role Playing Games
Fantasy or Reality? Society has branded fantacy gaming as evil and possably satanic. There is no link what so ever in between the two things. Role playing games are not evil. There are a few things that make it dangerous in the hands of stupid people. This fall at the Iowa State Fair Grounds there was a rennisaunce fair...
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Playing Basketball for the First Time
Madi persuaded me to something that changed my life; join basketball. It exposed me to one of my favorite hobbies and new experiences. As people change, so do their personalities. In result of this statement, I decided to join basketball. Instead of limiting my options of just participating in, my favorite sport, soccer. Wh...
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An Inspiring Story About Doing Things That You Have Never Done
Never look your defender in the eye. Some say basketball is an easy game, but if it were, everyone would be playing it. In the locker room I hear the murmuring of the girls talking about their day and the rustling of them getting their jerseys and shoes on. Coach walks in, the room silences. He gives his speech, his voice...
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An Analysis of Coaching Fundamentals in Playing Basketball
Coaching Basketball Sports have been a big entertainment for all types of people. Little children, teenagers, and adults all love playing and watching sports. Basketball is full of fundamentals and techniques that have helped the game become more fast paced and exciting. Practice is required to develop fundamentals and te...
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A Personal Narrative on the Author's Passion for Playing Basketball
I cannot really tell you why I did not start earlier, Indiana being a huge basketball state and all. I mean, the movie “Hoosiers” was based on Indiana basketball and the importance it holds on the small, tight knit communities within the state. It just seems like it would be natural for me to begin playing organized basketb...
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A Modern NBA Basketball Game
NBA basketball is an exciting sport. The NBA features such star players as, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Keith Vanhorn, and John Stockton. You could ramble on all day about Pro basketball. And two big questions always come up when talking about pro basketball. Why are 2/3 of the NBA players black? And do black and white p...
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A Comparison of the Rules and Regulations of WNBA and NBA
WNBA and NBA The NBA and WNBA have both evolved into successful basketball organizations. Both create large crowds and they also have fulfilled interest in their markets. Most rules and regulations in both organizations apply to each other. For instance, foul, penalties, elbowing and fighting all apply...
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A Young Man's Love for the Game of Basketball
Despite what anyone will tell you, it takes more than just a desire to play the game, and more than just a want to be the best. You need athletic ability, skill, and a hate in your heart for losing to succeed in this game. The game I'm talking about is BASKETBALL . Since I was eleven I had that desire to play the game, a...
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An Outline of Shaquille O'Neal's Basketball Career
O'Neal, Shaquille (1972- ), American basketball player, considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. A dominating post player (center), the 7-ft, 1-in O'Neal led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Shaq, as he is often calle...
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A Brief History of Basketball a Game Invented by Dr. James Naismith
History of Basketball Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room scho...
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An Analysis of the Professional Basketball Players and Their Lives
In this paper of a mother, the story will be told of a young woman who has a two-month-old son. As she tries to continue with her education, take care of her son and play college basketball. She always dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player with a big car, nice crib and many friends. She never wanted to have c...
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An Analysis of the Professional and College Basketball Being Very Popular in the Hearts and Minds of Many Americans
Professional and college basketball have become very popular in the
hearts and minds of many Americans. Millions of dollars a year are spent on
apparel, tickets, and television all generated by people's love for basketball.
But in the last couple of years, both the National Basketball Association (NBA)
and college basketbal...
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An Analysis of the Description of Basketball
Basketball, fast-paced game played on a rectangular court, generally indoors, by two teams of five players each. The primary objective of the game is to score more points than the opposition by putting a round ball through a circular band, called a rim. The two rims are at each end of the court, placed 10 ft (3.1 m) above t...
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An Introduction to the History of Basketball
Basketball History     Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was
born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of
basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple
child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhou...
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A Summary of the Sports of Basketball
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...
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The History of Basketball in America
Over the years since basketball was invented, its popularity has gotten very big. The game is played all over the world and has made a lot of people rich through its many professional leagues. The National Basketball Association is, by far, the most popular league in the world, but a lot of people like to watch college, hig...
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The Importance of Basketball to America in the Past 100 Years
How Baseball has Changed and Influenced America in the past 100 Years Compared to Today Baseball is continuous, like no other American tradition, an endless game of repeated summers, which brought together all generations of fathers and sons. Baseball has survived The Great Depression, World War I, and World War II. The ga...
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