1. POEMIf you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you wont. If you like to win, but dont think you can, Its almost a cinch that you wont. If you think youll lose, youre lost. For out in the world youll find Success begins with a fellows will; Its all in a state of mind.For many a game is lost Ere even a play is run, And many a coward fails Ere even his work is begun
2. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant was born August 23, 1978. He is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He decided to declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
3. ARTICLEPoint guardMain article: Point guardThe point guard, also known as the "1", is typically the teams best ball handler andpasser. The point guard is a position equivalent to that of a playmaking midfielder insoccer, setter in volleyball, a quarterback in American football, or a center in icehockey, where they are often responsible for directing plays and passing the ball. Thislends the player a role similar to a captain, as good point guards increase teamefficiency and generally have a high number of assists. The point guard is typically thesmallest player on his/her squad. At the NBA level, most point guards are 6 feet (1.83m) to 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m). In Europe, point guards height ranges from 5 feet 11inches (1.80 m) to 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), with a few exceptions.Notable exceptions include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who was the NBAs tallest pointguard ever to play the position, at 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m). In comparison, the shortestplayers include Muggsy Bogues at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) and Earl Boykins at 5 feet 5inches (1.65 m).
4. Dream TeamThe greatest basketball ever assembled was the 1992 United States Olympic team that won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics. This team swept through eight opponents, winning each game by an average of 44 points. The team was led by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Larry Bird, and it was coached by Chuck Daly.
5. "Slam, Dunk, and Hook"Basketball is a way of life.Eat, sleep, breath, basketball.Go out there, play your very hardest.Play harder next time.We are untouchable, immortal-- high above the clouds.As long as we give it our all nothing can go wrong.Moving in ways we didnt know we could, straining to reach the net just out of our grasp.As we play we are in our own little world, invincible, untouchable.Nothing can bring us down.We command the court, everything is as we want it to be.Yearning to make the basket, just to get ahead.SWISH! Gotta play. Gotta win.
6. Michael JordanMichael Jordan may have eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain as the greatest player in the history of the game. Jordan, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, could not compare with Chamberlain in terms of size or strength. Chamberlain was 7-foot-1 and 275 pounds during his career. However, Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships during the 1990s and is the NBAs all-time leader in points per game with a career average of 30.1.
7. SHORT STORYChamberlains 100-Point NightWilt Chamberlain is perhaps the greatest player in the history of basketball. His100-point game while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors against the the NewYork Knicks may be the greatest individual performance in the history ofprofessional sports. No basketball player has ever come close to matching thatperformance. Chamberlains 100-point night took place in Hershey, Pennsylvania,on March 2, 1962. Chamberlain made 36 of 62 field-goal attempts and 28 of 32 free-throw attempts. He scored 31 points in the fourth quarter to reach the centurymark.
8. SHORT STORYMichael JordanMichael Jordan may have eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain as the greatest player in the history of the game. Jordan, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, could not compare with Chamberlain in terms of size or strength. Chamberlain was 7-foot-1 and 275 pounds during his career. However, Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships during the 1990s and is the NBAs all-time leader in points per game with a career average of 30.1.
9. by Hank RossCreated on: January 19, 2011Basketballs my favorite sport.I dribble up and down the court.At First I Came To Have Fun,But now I’m going to play likethere’s No Sun,I grab the ball. I shoot. I score,But for sure I’m going to get more,I just thought id let you know,5 4 3 more seconds then its time togo,It’s a good thing I came,Because we just won the game.
11. Derrick Rose Derrick Martell Rose was born October 4, 1988. He is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).Born in Chicago, Rose learned the game of basketball from his three older brothers. In high school, he won two state championships and was rated by scouts as the top point guard prospect in the country after graduation. He played for the University of Memphis Tigers and reached the NCAA national championship game in 2008. Shortly after, Rose declared for the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected first overall by the Chicago Bulls