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International Players In The NBA
A HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS IN THE NBA
INTRODUCTION International players are athletes who aren't born in the United States, but come
to the country to play in the National Basketball Association. There's a large number of international
players in today's NBA. International players have been playing professional basketball in America
since 1946 (NBA.com, 2014). Many international players have had success in the NBA. The
National Basketball Association is the best professional basketball organization, and it attracts the
best athletes from overseas. Many international players take great risk and go through some tough
trials to make it to the NBA, but they endure these tough times so that they may compete at the
highest level. Some big ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
Andrei Kirilenko, drafted in 2001 by the Utah Jazz, is the first Russian to be drafted in the first
round (Sibor, 2013). He's quietly been a solid player his whole career, and Complex Sports places
him just inside their Top 20 list of best international players ever. His career is still going strong.
He's currently a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Al Horford, born in the Dominican Republic, is
another quality international player in today's NBA. He was born the Dominican Republic, but went
to high school and college in the United States. He won two championships in college, and was
drafted number 3 overall in 2007 (Sibon, 2013). He was named to the 2008 NBAAll–Rookie team,
he's been selected as an All Star twice, and has been named to the third team All–NBA team as well
(Sibon,
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Essay about Global Health and Diabetes
Global health is defined as "health problems, issues, or concerns that transcend national borders"
(Institute of Medicine, 1997, p. 2). Koplan (2009) proposed a new definition for global health which
he described as an "area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health
and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide" (para, 7). Global health emphasizes
transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective and
blends population health and clinical care.
Global health means many things to many people. In the world view of this writer, global health
describes the study of the health needs of the global community and its effect on the world as a
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Forty years later, it is unbelievable that this writer and her siblings would do the same, becoming
part of the 'brain drain" from the West Indies. For this reason, there is an awesome sense of
obligation to give back to the global community. Once I complete my doctoral degree, this writer
hopes to obtain an overseas appointment to work in Africa in chronic diseases. This writer hopes to
do work in Africa or other developing country until retirement, after which she hopes to work as a
medical missionary, teach at the university level, and write novels, devotionals, and short stories.
Presently, the global community struggles under a multitude of epidemics; however, an area of
concern for this writer is globalization and its effect on the prevention of Type 2 diabetes.
Globalization is as a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and
governments of different nations which is driven by international trade and investment and aided by
information technology (The Lewin Institute, n.d.). Siegler and Vengat Narayan (2008) propose that
globalization "facilitates the spread of risk factors of poor diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco use
which lead to four diseases (cardiovascular disease, some cancers, chronic respiratory disease, and
diabetes) which cause more than 50% of deaths worldwide" ( p.2). (WHO, 2011). Diabetes and it
complications causes major morbidity and mortality around the globe and is
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History Of The Boston Neighborhood Basketball League
Boston Neighborhood Basketball League
Concept Paper
This summer 2016, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) will celebrate 47 years of
providing an outstanding recreational experience for thousands of youth in the City of Boston. It is
the finest neighborhood basketball league in the country, encompassing sports recreation and
community engagement. Its value is in its history and its people. BNBL has helped make Boston a
"basketball town". Even more valuable, it has helped make summers in Boston happier and safer, by
providing a physical outlet for Boston youngsters throughout the city.
In the early spring of 1969 a group of Boston community leaders had an idea about creating a city–
wide basketball program to both introduce the
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Who Is Dr. James Naismith: A Very Brief History Of Basketball
Dr. James Naismith was given a task to come up with a game to play inside the gym during winter at
the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Springfield, Massachusetts (Pruter, Robert,
editor. "Basketball." Basketball, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago, 1 Jan. 2005). This is how
the game of basketball was invented in 1891. The goal in this new game was to put the soccer ball in
the opposing teams peach basket ten feet in the air. Every time a team scored they had to stop the
game and climb a latter and retrieve the ball from the peach basket. Basketball has changed so much
since 1891. The game of basketball started with thirteen rules and nine players on each team. Today
there are five players from each team on the court, and still ... Show more content on
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Once a player reaches the foul limit (6 fouls), they are not allowed to play the rest of the game. In
1920 a player could only re–enter the game once, This changed in 1934 which allowed them to re–
enter twice, however in 1945, they made to where a player could re–enter the game a unlimited
amount of times. 1950 marked a special year in the NBA season because it was the season when
Earl Lloyd became the first African American to play in the NBA . Another Major change in NBA
history was the shot clock, Added in the 1954–55 season it has changed the way basketball is
played. Danny Biasone invented the shot clock and came up with a special number for how long
teams can hold the ball. He looked at the box scores of games he enjoyed watching the most and
seen that each team took roughly around sixty shots so he times that by two, (Two teams) so that
equals 120 shots. He then took forty eight minutes ( Length of a basketball game) and subtracted
2,880 ( Number of seconds in forty eight minutes) and divided that by 120 (Shots per game) And
came up with twenty four seconds. So now teams can no longer hold the ball for unlimited time,
They have twenty four second to score or its a
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Informative Essay On Basketball
Basketball has gotten many young African Americans off the streets and out of gangs and drugs.
Before Allen Iverson hit double digits he was on the streets past 12 am or trying to fit in with the
older guys. Then basketball would take up most of his time so he could not have time to be on the
streets. In my first paragraph I will explain what is basketball. In my second paragraph I will explain
the rules of basketball. In my final paragraph I am going to explain how to become a professional or
Overseas player. Basketball players, pros and legends all around the world knew the following three
what is basketball and the history, the rules and the training of basketball and any sport in general. If
they didn't know those three things they wouldn't be who they are today. So when it comes to
basketball skill out ways talent in a long shot.
Basketball is a team sport. TEAM means Together Everyone Achieves More. Basketball is a game
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Do what you do we'll, Get there early, and hustle. One big mistake you can make is try to impress
the coach by doing things that are outside of your skill set. If you are a good rebounder, grab every
rebound. If you are a shooter, shoot when you are open. If you are a good finisher, attack the basket
when the lane is open. If you are a good ball handler, make simple passes and simple moves. Getting
there early shows the coach that you care and that he can depend on you to be on time to practice
and games. Also Hustle, Hustle, Hustle is the main thing they look at. There is no excuse for any
player on this topic. You just have to commit and develop that mentality. When the ball is on the
floor, dive for the ball. Box out on every shot that goes up. Sprint on the fast break. Sprint to spots
on the floor on defense. This is why you see who arent sos killed on teams. They're willing to do the
little things that make teams good or
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Essay on History of Basketball
History of Basketball "According anywhere from Australia to the United States and everywhere in
between the game of basketball is played." (Faurschou, "History of basketball"). The game is played
anywhere where you can get a ball and something to throw the ball through. "G.L Pierce patented
basketball on June 25, 1929." (Bellis, "Basketball–James Naismith"). Basketball became an official
Olympic sport in the 1936 game. "Both the Aztecs and the Mayans had a version of the game of
basketball. The Mayans played the first basketball game around 500 years ago, although their ball
was a human skull of a conquered foe!" (Faurschou, "History of basketball"). Aspects of the games
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May 18, 2014.) The ABA had a flashy style of play. At the time dunking in the NBA wasn't allowed
but the ABA allowed dunking which brought countless people to watch. The league featured big
named players like Julius "Dr. J" Erving, George " The iceman" Gervin, Artis Gilmore, and Moses
Malone. "The league couldn't survive due to its lack of business sense. The ABA featured the three
pointer which was considered the homerun of basketball." ("Remember the ABA", March 25 2014.
Web. May 18, 2014.) The ABA and the NBA were fierce rivals fighting for players and media
attention. After nine fierce years the ABA folded. "Four of the ABA teams were absorbed by the
NBA, they were the strongest teams of the ABA and the names of the teams were the New York
Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, and the San Antonio Spurs. The rest of the teams vanished
alongside the ABA." ("Remember the ABA", March 25 2014. Web. May 18, 2014.) "The NBA was
formed in August 3rd 1949. The basketball association of America (BAA) and the National
Basketball League (NBL) merged to form the NBA. At the beginning the NBA had 17 teams. The
17 teams were in both small and large cities and towns." ("NBA is born." 2014 The History Channel
website. May 18 2014. Web. "Basketball has become an international game. The International
Basketball Federation also known as FIBA oversees international competitions. There are currently
213 teams. The FIBA has estimates that around the world around 450
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Bobby Came Of Age Analysis
Bobby came of age. Throughout the book we start to learn more about him as an individual and his
back story. Bobby started out immature, and a little angered. Him and Nia conceded which gave
them the struggle of to adopt or not to adopt. Over time we learn Nia in present day is not in the
picture, and in the past is with check ups, and birth. Bobby had to mature for Feather, which is why
he came of age. He started to choose Feather over his childhood, causing him to grow up.
Symbolism is a concrete object that represents an idea. One of the concrete objects was the ball that
Paul throws back to the kid. The ball represents the idea of youth, and childhood. When Paul throws
it back, this idea shows he is throwing his "youth" back to the kids.
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Personal Essay: A Career As A Coach
Just like Martin Luther King, I, Keltin Beazley have a dream. One day I will be the most known
college basketball coach to ever coach the game. Coaching takes patience, time, effort, basketball
I.Q. and most of all commitment. Coaching basketball has always been something I've considered
because I'm just so darn good at playing basketball!
According to www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771582.html, " James Naismith, a teacher at a YMCA
in Springfield, Massachusetts, is credited with inventing basketball in 1891. The first "hoops" were
actually just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire. The game became an official
Olympic event at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936."
In order for me to fulfill my coaching college basketball dreams I will have to attend a college for
four years and major in kinesiology. Being a coach takes a lot of patience because of all the little
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Being a well known coach is going to have a lot of benefits, for instance whenever a Five star recruit
is considering my college team and another I want him to commit because of our tradition and just
my name. That is how nation widely known I'm gonna be. More popular than Pat Summit and
Coach K.
As far as I have concluded, you really do not get any benefits except getting to bond with your kids
and getting free airplane rides. There are as many college coaching jobs as there is college's so
getting a job will not be very hard, you will just have to go where the work is. The salary for being a
Division 1 coach ranges anywhere from $50,000 – $7,000,000 per year.
"http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/mens–basketball/coach/ "
Mrs. Lum calls this a job research paper but i call it a dream research paper. A dream that i'm gonna
fulfill. I know I want to pursue this career because nothing matters to me like basketball and if i cant
play on the next level ill coach on the next
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Skylar Diggins Essay
Do you know who Skylar Diggins is well she is American Professional basketball player for Dallas
Wings of WNBA guard. She was selected third overall by Tulsa shock in 2013.She was born on
August 2, 1990 in South Bend IN. Her mom was Renee Scott she encourages Skylar to out shine
and go beyond and her father Tige Diggins also help her to. She had 3 brothers and one younger
sister. She attends the same high school in the same town as Notre Dame did. She got her first
basketball hoops at the age of 3 in 1993.The rules are lessons quoted from people who positive
impact on Diggins as a lesson her step father told her about how to deal with hater and her mother
told her to be the best you can be. She earned her bachelor's degree in management entrepreneurship
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As a fan favorite leader on the court and fitness and a growing fashion icon. She proves it possible
to be strong woman in the spotlight. She led the fighting Irish to three final four and two champion
games. She won the WNBA award in her second season after being drafted. She was nomination in
Bet award for the favorite newcomer. She published a book call The Middle School Rules. Skylar
Diggins is engaged to Daniel Smith. She has been in two celebrity relationships averaging 1.7 each
year. She first meet smith while attending Notre Dame University. She the first female basketball
player to confirm by the popular brand Nike.JayZ surprise Skylar Diggins with a Mercedes surprise
WNBA athletes who win medals five times for the United States. She also had two remains all–star
starter for WNBA.Skylar Diggins Net worth is $450.500. Her annual salary is $105.000.Today
Skylar Diggins is 26 years old. She finishes her season with 20.1 point per game with ranked per
game second place scoring among all players. She had four years as a golden Dome. She won a gold
medal at the world University game. She was a softball player. She also receives 2014 WNBA Most
Improved Player
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Three Pointer Shot Percentage Of Mba Essay
My aim in doing this project with the set of data I have is to find out if the amount of games a
person plays in the NBA effects there three pointer shot percentage. NBA stands for National
Basketball Association. A three pointer applies to a game called basketball. You shoot a three pointer
when you are behind the arc on one side of the court. The answer to this question may seem simple
but it really isn't. For example, in the NBA there has been a number of people that played 20 games
but has a better three pointer shot percentage than someone that had played 50 games in the NBA.
Even though someone plays more games in the NBA, it does not mean that their shooting average
would be better than someone who has not played as much games as they did. ESPN is a U.S.–based
global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc. I am not sure how the number of
games effects three pointer shot percentage, but i would like to discover the ... Show more content
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The independent variable would be the number of games played. To find the relationship I will be
using frequency tables to organize the number of games and shots made. The frequency table would
allow me to see if the group with the highest games played made the most three points shots. After i
use the frequency table I will use measures of central tendency to find out the mean and the mode of
the data set. After, I will make a line regression to graph the line of best fit for my data to determine
if it is strong, moderate, or weak. Then use correlation coefficient to to tell whether the slope is
negative or positive. Finally i will use the chi squared test for independence and x^2 to determine
whether to form my hypothesis and either reject or accept my hypothesis, and check to see if there is
an actual relationship between the two variables I am
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The Peach Basket Game: Basketball: The Game Of Basketball
Basketball was invented by Dr. Naismith. (He looks like teddy Roosevelt) Dr. Naismith, with all of
his imaginative planning, could not have imaged his Peach Basket game would turn into my favorite
indoor sport. Originally, there was no set rule on the number of players. The idea was that the game
could be played by any number of players at one time. However that never worked, so they changed
the rule from any number of players to 9. But In 1897 they changed it to five because nine was too
many players. Originally, the game was played with peach baskets or 18 square boxes hung from the
balconies of the running tracks of most indoor places. So every time someone would make a basket
someone would half to get a ladder to get the ball back.
At this time the basket height was established at 10 feet which is the same height to this day. Back to
the baskets it took forever to get the ball out of the baskets then, a year later, in 1893 cast iron rims
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In 1904 that boundaries became lines. The first out of bounds situations turned out to be disastrous.
Ball possession was awarded to the first person who touch the ball after it went out of bounds. This
rule ended up in players fouling left and right.
It got even worse when the ball went in the belchers people would run from the ball. Basketball was
once called the cage game. Although the use of cages were abandoned in 1933 the name cagers is
used to day. They had put chicken wire around the entire court. But it was also used so no one could
through stuff in to the court. The half court line was made in 1932 to stop stalling. Before the half
court line was made the other team would have the entire court to them self's. Adding the half court
line made it easier for the other team. The FIBA and NBA modified and lowered the 10 second to 8
seconds in 2000. College women's rules do not have a 10 second
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Basketball History
The world wide sport basketball was founded in December 1891. When a Canadian physical
education instructor called James Naismith needed to find a way to keep young athletes warm
during the cold winter months. Dr. James Naismith worked at a YMCA in Springfield,
Massachusetts. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball on December 1891 at a training school in
Springfield, Massachusetts. From 1891– 1906 the game consisted of two peach baskets and a soccer
ball. There would be 19 people on the court (8 aside). The original game consisted of only 13 rules.
In the original rules of basketball, there was no physical contact. After 15 years the peach baskets
changed to a fruit basket that would hang from a wall on either side of the court. The YMCA had
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Case Study March Madness Non Stop College Basketball
March Madness is the best time to watch basketball because it non stop college basketball with
plenty of upsets. March madness is always fun to watch with family and friends to compete with
them to find out who got the best bracket. But they need to get some more smaller and private
schools into march madness and I feel has the lack of small and private schools is lacking. I feel that
prices to see some of theses games is outrage the minimum pay is 100 to be way high up and to be
down low it over 1,000 to see these games I feel has that they need to lower theses prices. Another
problem is that all games on tv should be on channel that all tvs have because not having cable
during theses games and not affordable it forces people to go bars
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Speech On The Game Of Basketball
Nick Schelbar Comm 2613 June 17, 2015 Informative Speech Outline Preparation I. General
Purpose: To inform II. Specific Purpose: To inform the class on how to shoot a basketball. III.
Central Idea: The game of basketball has greatly changed since it was invented, but one thing
remains constant: You need to know how to shoot a basketball. Introduction I. Open with Impact:
The game of basketball is a multimillion–dollar industry and is an easy sport to play. The sport has
gained worldwide popularity because it can be played competitively or just for fun. II. Thesis: The
original concept of the game is surprisingly similar to the concepts created decades ago. It is still a
popular pastime today, but in order to play, you need to know how to shoot a basketball. III.
Connecting to audience: I'm sure most of you have shot a basketball in your lifetime, but I'm sure
few of you are aware of the basic mechanics to shooting a basketball. Today, I'll show the basics of
shooting. IV. Preview of Main Points: The sport of basketball has a rich tradition. First I will talk
about the history of the game, then I will teach you how to shoot a basketball, and finally I will
discuss the pros and cons about playing basketball V. Transition Statement: My first topic I am
going to discuss is the history of the game of basketball. Body of Speech I. Main Point: The game of
basketball was created as something for people to do in the winter with the time off between football
season and
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Research Paper On Skiing
Jack Henderson Mr. Wolfson 11–29–14 Skiing Skiing is the best sport in the world. First of all, the
main type of skiing is alpine skiing. Next, the newer and more creative type of skiing is freestyle,
which is fairly new. Lastly, there are so many mountains to choose from, so learning a few of the
best can never hurt. Skiing is a great way to stay active while having fun. Alpine skiing has been
around forever. Before it was a sport, it was a mode of transportation. It became a sport in the 1936
Olympics. Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Super Giant Slalom, or Super G, and Combined are
the sports in the Olympics to this day. Alpine skiing is a race against the clock. It is all about speed.
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These names refer to the amount of degrees rotated. A 3 is one full rotation, and 5 is one and a half,
and a 7 is a whopping two whole rotations. During these tricks, skiers perform grabs to make them
more attractive. Some of these are Truck Drivers. Blunts, Genie, and Japan grabs. A Truck Driver is
grabbing the outside of both skis, a Blunt is grabbing the back of one ski, a Genie is doing a
Screamin' Seamen (reversing skis in mid air) and grabbing the tips, and a Japan is grabbing the
inside of the skis. Some tricks to do on a rail is a K Fed, Super Fed and a Switch up. A Switch Up is
jumping mid–rail and switching the direction of the skis, a K Fed is a front Switch Up Blind 2 Out (
Switch Up, then a 270 degree rotation in the blind off the rail). A Super Fed is the opposite of a K
Fed. All tricks that can be done on a rail can be done
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An Article On The World Anti Doping Agency
On June 9th, 2016, an article written by ESPN Senior Writer, Darren Rovell, was published on
ESPN.com regarding Maria Sharapova's two–year suspension over a positive doping test result
(Rovell, 2016). Maria Sharapova, the highest–paid female athlete today, announced in March 2016
that she tested positive for taking meldonium, a banned substance that was recently added to the
World Anti–Doping Agency's (WADA) prohibited substance list. Initially, the International Tennis
Federation (ITF) suspended Sharapova for two years but after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration
for Sport (CAS) by the Sharapova team, the Russian tennis star's suspension was reduced to 15
months and she can return to competition in April 2017. Meldonium is a heart drug that is available
for purchase over the counter in Russia. This drug is believed to help the body produce energy in a
more efficient manner. Sharapova was unintentionally committing a doping violation, which is the
ethical issue in this situation. She had been taking meldonium since 2006 to help her manage
multiple health problems. Sharapova however, was not the only athlete that tested positive for
meldonium. There were around 172 athletes in total, 40 whom were Russian that also failed a drug
test for taking meldonium. This affected Russia's attendance in the Rio Olympic Games as a number
of athletes were banned from participating in the Games for their meldonium intake. Sharapova's
ethical orientation affects her behaviour and the
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Bwb Research Paper
NBA players just don't consist of people from the US. Actually about 30% of the NBA players today
are international. You might ask, how can they play in the NBA if they weren't from the US? Well
i'm here to answer that. There are programs that can help you try and join the NBA even if you're
not from the US. One of the programs is called Basketball without Borders. This program selects the
top players from your country and you would compete in events to see if you can make the NBA.
BWB changes the NBA itself by adding players that aren't from the US. Globalization in basketball
is great because it gives a chance for people who aren't in the US to play in the NBA. I believe that
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It makes the NBA more diverse and changed what the NBA is like. "Since its inaugural year in
2001, the NBA and FIBA have staged 45 BWB camps in 26 cities in 22 countries on five continents.
BWB has hosted more than 2,500 participants from 130 countries and territories. More than 210
different current and former NBA/WNBA players have joined more than 160 NBA team personnel
from all 30 NBA teams with 37 BWB campers drafted into the NBA. " (NBA) It brings more
awareness to the NBA from all other countries around the world. Also it gives people from different
countries to experience something that isn't originally from their country. Basketball without borders
plays a big role onto globalization in the NBA. BWB gives people a chance to play in the NBA even
if they aren't from the country. It shows why having globalization is great, showing that you don't
have to be from the US to play in the NBA.
Globalization in the NBA is great. Especially when you have programs like Basketball without
borders to help you with diversity and players from different countries. Globalization in the NBA is
great because it gives info and different perspectives on NBA players from different countries.
Globalization in the NBA is also great because it lets other countries experience what the NBA is
like. It also shows example to other countries to start their own league in their country to try and get
like a mini–type of NBA in their
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Swagger Book Report
I am reading Swagger by Carl Deuker and I finished the book. This book is about Jonas Dolan, a
17–year old basketball player that has moved to Seattle to start a new life. Not only does he have a
spot on his new team, but he also needs to grind in the offseason to impress a coach that wants to
give him a scholarship. When a new coach takes over coaching his high school team, Jonas starts
playing well with the guys on his team. The new coach's style of play is a lot like Jonas', and the
team started to enjoy spending time with the team. As everyone started getting comfortable with the
new coach and new playing techniques, Coach Hartwell started getting too comfortable around the
boys. He served them beer at a hotel they were staying at, and ... Show more content on
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Jonas loves basketball and will do anything to continue his career after his high school years. Early
in the novel, Jonas' dad got laid off of his job and their family was struggling financially for a while.
The reason that the Dolans family moved to Seattle was because Jonas' father got a new job. Their
family has been stressed out lately and has not been the happiest campers. Jonas is a good kid; he
just goes along with what has been happening recently in his family and has been very naïve. He is
the type of kid that tries to help out his family in any way possible. Jonas' recent actions and feelings
have been hinting at the fact that he wants to keep basketball in his life for as long as possible. There
is nothing better than doing something you love for a long period of your life. For Jonas to play
professional basketball would mean the world to him, and he could then help out his parents so they
can all be happy again. If one word could describe Jonas' personality it would be "battler." He
always stays positive no matter what happens in his high school career and will always look at the
bright side of
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Brief History Of Field Hockey
Introduction: A Brief History
Field hockey's origins can be traced back 4000 years to ancient Egypt, Greece and Persia, although
the game, as we have all come to know it, was developed in Britain in the late 19th century
(Longstreth, 2014) . It is said to be the oldest team sport in history (Girasole, 2010) . Field Hockey's
original name was the "ball and stick" game. Hockey was initially played with a cube, instead of the
ball we use today. Hockey was initially considered to be too dangerous for women, but it became
socially accepted when women were allowed to play sports such as lawn tennis and croquette
(Girasole, 2010). The first Women's field hockey team was formed in 1887 in England. Hockey
made its debut in the Olympics in 1908 and thus the International Hockey Federation was assembled
(Girasole, 2010). Today, field hockey is the second largest team sport in the world, played in over
100 countries (McBryde, 2013).
Identification of Problem
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These different responses can be a result of genetics, body size and shape, chronic conditions, past
experience, injuries, gender and so forth. For example, the training program for a women's hockey
team will be different to the training program for a men's hockey team. This would be due to factors
such as men having higher testosterone levels, allowing them to build muscle mass faster, and men
having lower flexibility, the men would thus have to do more flexibility exercises in order to abstain
from injury. Another example would be that the links would have a different training program to the
goalkeeper. The links would have a greater emphasis on fitness and speed, while the goalkeeper
would have more of an emphasis on flexibility and skill, although fitness would also be a large
aspect. It is imperative that a goalkeeper knows how to save a goal and is able to do so without
injuring
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When Did Basketball Start By James Naismith
Basketball was started by James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He
invented Basketball because he teached his class. He divided 18 students to two teams and taught
his students the basics of his game. He got the idea from Aztec Indians.
The rules are to dribble the ball, shoot the ball, pass the ball, and play as a team. To dribble the ball,
you cannot travel. If you walk with the ball during the game, the reff's will call it and you will get a
turn over. To shoot the ball, you have to be open so that your opponent won't block you. There are
two groups that are divided into 5 players. Each team has to try and win the game by making as
much as baskets as they can. Basically, the rules they make in basketball is that
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Discovery Of Basketball Research Paper
NBA
Dr. James Naismith said "The invention of basketball was not accident. It was develop to meet a
need. Those boys simply would not play 'drop the Handkerchief." Dr. James A. Naismith an coach at
the University of Kansas an inventor, he designed the first football helmet created basketball in
1891, Dr. James Naismith created basketball from an old childhood game called "Dock and rock",
same goals applied a person had to score in a hoop but instead with a ball you use a rock and you
throw in a basket one at a time. The start of basketball and its birth places. Basketball started in
Springfield, Massachusetts at a local YMCA. It started with two baskets and the basket was tied to a
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Problem that leagues faces we're racial problem, People where gambling, such as refers would
gamble on teams that would win and teams that would lose. The NBL and the BAA would face
financial problems which would evolve stock market and if stocks went down, which meant people
didn't attend many games, August 3, 1949 the NBL and BAA came together and met the in AAA
office in New York Empire state building to finalize the merge of the NBA. It took 12 years to
finalize he deals between NBL and the BAA. Political impacts and problem NBA faced were those
if fans didn't attend to games the NBA would cut seasons short and which led to financial problems
and league would struggle to keep attendants they didn't allow black people in any leagues. The
NBA would pay almost a million for it to broadcast on TV. Successful of the league was watch all
over and people from foreign countries came to play in the NBA like Canadians and France,
Africans all played in the NBA. When exciting players came like Wilt Chamberlain and George
Mikan more people came to watch, led to more money that came to batter care for the fans and
better
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Moving To A Small Town Research Paper
For me the move to Charlotte was a big improvement from my hometown. Yes the move does have
its downside but when comparing the overall positives to the negatives, the good outweighs the bad.
Coming from me that is major because when my mother first told me and my sister that we were
moving I was not the happiest camper. The thought of moving from the country side to the city, did
not excite me at all.
My home town is none other than small town Greenwood located in South Carolina. Greenwood is a
very small town population 69,520. A town so small that everyone seemed to know everyone, this
was my least favorite thing about living there. But the peace and quiet and green scenery
outweighed it. Don't get me wrong the fact that everyone ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net
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Then I remember the great things I loved about greenwood. The peace and quietness of the country
side is what I loved the most, less distractions when you needed time to focus, no loud cars and
sirens when you needed rest, and just sitting outside enjoying the fresh air without hearing a lot of
racket. Living the country side allowed you have your own personal space, not having another
family that lived so close to you that you felt they were in your own yard. There was so much land
around my home I could enjoy things like having a full court to shoot hoops on, enjoy things like
riding go carts, four wheelers, and dirt bikes. Not only did I enjoy have all that space, but so did my
dog Snoopy, he was able to roam freely and mark his territory where ever he pleased. Not only did I
have the comfort of the low crime rate and the comfort of having space, your own getaway within
your home, but I also had the comfort of my a few family member who were my neighbors, all of
my near neighbors were my family members, with them living so close they were there to help raise
me, and I am so thankful to have had family so
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National Basketball Association : The Lockout Essay
National Basketball Association: The Lockout
Jestina N Shand
Webster University
Abstract (150 words)
This paper explores the history of the relationship of National Basketball Association and National
Basketball Players Association.
It's really the behind the scenes acts of the players and owners that dictate what we watch on
television. This behind the scenes activity is the act of collective bargaining, which has existed since
the begging. Collective bargaining in sports is the process by which owners in the professional
sports leagues negotiate with the players in their league on every issue that affects the sport. In this
paper we are going to focus on the NBA (NATIONAL Basketball Association) National Basketball
Association: The Game Off The Court
The game of basketball was founded by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith in
1891. It was a game that was first played in local YMCA that helped developed the game to what it
is today. The YMCA had a major role in spreading basketball thought the world. In 1893 basketball
was now played at the collegiate level. A few years later in 1898 the first professional league was
founded. The National Basketball League consisted of six teams, but was later abandoned in 1904.
The game continued to be played in YMCA and colleges around the world. Basketball was known
as an international sport and in 1932 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) was formed. Fifty–
five years later after the game we all grew to
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Nba 2k1 Research Papers
Toys are artifacts created by humans that come in all shapes, sizes, and form used for entertainment,
therapy, or simply to past time. One of the earliest toys was a doll made of stone that was estimated
to be four thousand years old. What is really interesting is the fact that archaeologists have found
that the majority of human civilization produced toys. Nowadays, toys are mass produced and have
become an essential item in the human lifestyle. So much so that these toys have the ability to shape
children or adults to act or be a certain way. Companies take advantage of their products and
advertising to have customers continually buy their products so that these paying customers can
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NBA 2K18, an annual installment of the 2K series, is targeted towards anyone who generally enjoys
basketball who is over the age of ten. Interestingly, many parents opt to buy this game for even
younger children who are fans of the NBA so that the children themselves can indulge in continuing
their interest in basketball.What makes NBA 2K18 so effective is the realism it portrays through
simulation. Players are able to control an NBA player or team and learn many different play styles
of basketball. Implicitly, the game allows players through observation to fundamentally make
adjustments to their own play style in real life or mimic aspects of professional player to make
themselves better. On the other hand, players through simulation may simply play their own play
style and learn its weakness and strengths through success or failures against other players, friends,
or computer simulated games. For anyone who does not play basketball, NBA2K appeals to many
because the NBA has such a huge fanbase. By being able to control players in the NBA, fans can
recreate highlight plays such as inhuman dunks, exceptional passes, and of course simply use their
favorite team to dominate all other NBA
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Passer To Play Volleyball
A new sport was invented by William Morgan in 1895. "Morgan was an instructor at a YMCA and
blended elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create this new sport." (Evdokimoff
2011) Since the ball was "volleyed" over a net, it soon became known as volleyball. According to
Evdokimoff, the first official game was played at Massachusetts College in 1896. Volleyball is
considered an easy sport to those who have never played; however, it involves many skills, much
determination, and constant communication. On the offensive end, passing is the first thing that
must be done.
In order for the setter to set the ball, the passer must make a good pass. The passer has to judge
whether or not the serve or the hit is in or out. Next, a passer will move his or her body behind the
ball. While staying low, the passer then turns his or her shoulders towards the target, the setter. It ...
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The hitter's first job is to try to block the opposing team's attack. Then the hitter must get off the net
and be ready for the set. If the ball does not come, the hitter must cover the person who is hitting. In
an attacking situation, the hitter must jump, make contact with the ball at its highest peak, and snap
the wrist. In volleyball, all players have a specific job, but must rely on each other to get individual
jobs done. Communication is the biggest key to a good volleyball team. First, a passer must call the
ball if able to make the pass. If players do not talk and claim the ball, it may hit the floor. Also, the
setter has to tell his or her teammates if he or she can get to the second hit. Finally, everyone who is
not hitting should talk to the hitter. It is imperative to share where to place the hit, if tipping is a
better option, and how many blockers there are. Miscommunication could cost the team a point or
even the game. The game of volleyball is all about working as a team and
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Basketball's History And The History Of Basketball
The game of basketball as it is known today was created by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891
in Springfield, Massachusetts to condition young athletes during cold months. It consisted of peach
baskets and a soccer style ball. The game became established quickly and grew very popular as the
20th century progressed, first in America and then throughout the world. After basketball became
established in American colleges, the professional game followed. The American National
Basketball Association (NBA), established in 1946, grew to a multibillion–dollar enterprise by the
end of the century, and basketball became an integral part of American culture.This game is now
played by more than 250 million people worldwide in an organized fashion, as well as by countless
others in pick up games. Basketball originated in 1891 when a future Presbyterian minister named
James Naismith was assigned to teach a physical education class at a Young Men's Christian
Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first professional league
was in 1898. Players that wanted to play earned $2.50 every home game they played and $1.25 for
an away game. A player on the Washington Bullets which are now called the Washington Wizards,
had offers of more than 100 million dollars in over seven seasons on the Washington Bullets and the
Miami Heat. A lot of teams in the NBA now have players from different countries, who return home
to represent their native countries during the Olympic Games. The "Dream Team", made u–p of the
top American professional players, has stood up for the United States in the recent Olympic Games.
In 1996 the "Dream Team" trailed some opponents until fairly late in the games– an indication of
basketball's growing international status. In Athens 2004, Argentina took the gold medal home.
That's the first time a Latin American country won the basketball honor. The rules to the game of
Basketball is that the ball can be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be
batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist. A player cannot run with the
ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man
running at good
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The L. A. Lakers: My Favorite Basketball Team
L.A. Lakers I have been a sports fan my whole entire life but my favorite sport was basketball when
I was young. I was influenced by my brother and my dad with the sport and I found out that my
local team was also my favorite team. The L.A. Lakers. The L.A. Lakers have been my favorite
basketball team ever since I knew about basketball. Kobe Bryant the man that was drafted when he
was 18 years old from high school played on the L.A. Lakers too. When I watched him when I was
about 6, he was in his prime and at the top of his game. I remember watching the rivalries with the
L.A. Lakers and the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals many years in a row. I would go to my
grandparents house every year and in their backyard they have a jacuzzi. My grandparents
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Benefits Of Team Sports
Many people love to praise victory on the playing field, cheer for their favorite team and play sports.
However, is there more to sports than just fitness? Is playing a team sport actually good for us as we
make it seem or is it just a fun way to pass the time? Actually, participating in any team sport has a
positive effect on many areas of life. Some are well known and others may surprise you. We all
know that playing any kind of sport comes with physical benefits like strengthening the body,
developing coordination, and promoting physical fitness, but is that all that the player gains? First of
all, it is well accepted that exercise is good for our bodies and minds. Exercising gives us stronger
bones, clears out cholesterol from out arteries, and decreases the risk of stroke, high blood pressure,
and diabetes. Does that mean we get much benefit of going to the gym five days a week as we
would by joining a team and competing? Here is where it gets interesting; studies show that if you
find a sport and a team you like you will gain all sorts of benefits that go beyond the physical and
mental of exercise alone. Literature review: What is a team?: A team is a group of players forming
one side in a competitive game or sport. An individual cannot perform all tasks on his/her own.
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As we all know exercising burns calories and makes you maintain a healthy diet plan. As Carson
Barrett once said "The physical benefits of playing sports are numerous. Exercise in general controls
weight by burning calories, improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system, placing a lower
strain on the heart, and increases an athlete's energy level while improving the quality of sleep."
When people are occupied with playing the game they often forget that they are indeed becoming
more and fitter. This gives them an advantage because they aren't doing the same exact workout
over and over again.(Fitness advisory,
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Dr. James Naismith: The Sport Of Basketball
Basketball has been around for about one hundred and twenty five years and over twenty six million
Americans play basketball. It began on December 1, 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by
Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. They started to play the game at an
International Training School of the Young Men's Christian Association known as the YMCA. He
invented the game trying to keep young athletes in shape during the cold. It consisted of 9 players
on each team. Also they used peach baskets and a soccer style ball. The objective of the game was to
throw the basketball into the fruit basket. I think that because so many people around the world play
basketball, they should know how the game was originally played! The game of basketball
originally started off with thirteen basic rules. One of the rules Dr. James Naismith created was, "No
shouldering, holding, pushing, striking, or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first
infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul: the ... Show more content on
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After the Basketball Association of American (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL)
formed together to from the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA today has thirty
teams in the league. In every NBA season there are eighty–two games, forty–one at home and forty–
one away. The best player of all time is Michael Jordan (Ilinch). I would have to agree with him.
Jordan has six championships and named All–Defensive Team nine times. A fact you probably didn't
know about Michael Jordan was that he was fined for wearing his own shoes. "Basketball can make
a true claim to being the only major sport that is an American invention." ("Basketball") So many
people around the world play and watch the game of basketball. I feel like most people should know
how it was created/ invented. I hope my article about the history of basketball helped you learn more
about how the game was played and how it is played
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The National Basketball Association: Rivalry In The NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) started up on June 6, 1946, and ever since then several
rivalries in the game had began. A rivalry in the NBA consists of two teams that face off against
each other that have a chip on their shoulders, and have the desire to do whatever it takes to bet the
other team to show superiority. Some of the NBA's most famous rivalries include the Chicago Bulls
and Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles
Clippers, and the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks. So there are many intense rivalries in the
NBA, but the Los Angeles Lakers and and the Boston Celtics are by the far the most historical.
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Brown in the BAA and became apart of the NBA when the BAA and NBL were formed as one. In
1950 the Boston Celtics drafted and signed Chuck Cooper, becoming the first NBA Franchise to
sign a black player. The Celtics struggled in the early years, until future Hall of Famer coach Red
Auerbach would arrive. Auerbach did everything, he has no assistants, he did all of the scouting,
scheduling, and coaching. In the mid 1950's Star Bob Cousy would join the Celtics and the
beginning of a dynasty had been formed. In 1957 the Celtics would draft Hall of Famer Bill Russell,
one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. It didn't take long for the Celtics to
take off, in just his rookie season Bill Russell led the team to the NBA Finals and they won the NBA
Championships, the first of his eleven, and the first of the Celtics seventeen, this began the Bill
Russell era. Russell would go on to lead the Celtics to eight championships in a row, and NBA
record, he would retire with eleven NBA Championships. Russell became a player coach in the late
1960's after Auerbach retired, becoming the first to ever do that and the first African American
coach in Pro Sports History. After Russell retired the Celtics went through a slight rebuilding phase,
it didn't take long though. In 1970 Dave Cowens came to the Celtics and in just 1974 the Celtics
would go on to win their 12th NBA Championship. In 1976 the Celtics won their 13th
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The Golden Basketball Necklace : The Golden Basketball Game
The Golden Basketball Necklace Running into the gym with my team, knowing it was my last
middle school basketball game, but the first championship game I felt elated and truly blessed. My
knees quivered with anticipation after seeing all the bleachers filled with people. After realizing
even the press and other media was in attendance I grasped the moment like a newly elected
president at his inauguration. I am warming up doing basketball drills, when I began to look at the
flags on the gym wall depicting the history of the basketball team. The years and dates of the last
championship game, Historically a championship game had not been won since 2007 . The more I
stared at the flags, the more it made me want to win this game and make history in this gym. As the
crowd and cheerleaders start to chant, cheer and get loud, I started to feel more comfortable and
rowdy more than I had ever felt in any other game that I've played. Waiting for the referee to blow
the whistle for jump ball to start. I felt my fingertips tapping the side of my leg, which for some
reason gives me a sign to me that I am pumped up and ready to play! As the referee blew the
whistle, it was game time! My teammate was on her tip toes already in motion to jump, she jumped
and smacked the ball before the other opponent could even get a chance to jump! The ball came my
way and I dribbled the ball three times, crossed doubled between my legs two times, I lingered up,
did the Lebron James basketball
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Personal Narrative: My First Time Playing Basketball
My first time playing basketball.
The first time I played basketball was in 2006 when I embark dribbling the ball. How I learnt how to
play was every time my older brothers were outside playing I would go out and watch them play
basketball. The temperature outside when I embark playing was about in between 20– 30 degrees.
The reason it was so hot was because it was summer time. My brother Michael and Matthew would
help me learn how to dribble even better.
The next thing they would teach me how to do was shout the ball at the net. When I started shooting
the ball I could not come close to scoring a basket. But my older brothers could score a basket. My
older brothers Were really good and they would play a game called twenty one at this point
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Performance Analysis : The International Basketball...
CHAPTER 2
LITERATURE REVIEW 2.0 Previous research
The majority of previous research pertaining to performance analysis in basketball has been focused
on the quantitative analysis of game–related statistics, commonly found in a basketball box–score
(Sampaio et al., 2006). These game–related statistics include: field goal attempts, field goals made,
field goal percentage, 3–point field goal attempts, 3–point field goals made, 3–point field goal
percentage, free throws attempted, free throws made, free throw percentage, defensive rebounds,
offensive rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers and personal fouls.
The practical value of performance analysis is that well–chosen performance indicators allow good
and bad techniques or team performances to be highlighted (Hughes & Franks, 2008). Trinic et al.
(2002) analysed the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) official performance indicators with
the goal of identifying parameters that differentiated between winning and losing teams which
played in the final tournaments of the European club championships from 1992 to 2000.
Discriminant function structure coefficients (SC) from discriminant analysis exposed that defensive
rebounds (SC = 0.42), field goal percentage (3–point field goals made SC = 0.24, 3–point field goals
missed SC = –0.30, 2–point field goals made SC = 0.14 and 2–point field goals missed SC = –0.26),
and free throw percentage (SC = 0.26) had the highest discriminative power respectively.
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The Three-Point Line In Basketball
Hi my name nevaeh ,My topic is to learn how to shoot from the three point line in basketball. It will
get me a career in being a professional basketball player. I am kinda already good in basketball is
just i don't know how to shoot from the three point line. I also found resources to help me with this
project.
With my challenge i could get either get two jobs.One job i can is being a pro a lady's basketball.
The second one is that i can be a coach and help out the little kids.With these jobs i can make some
type of money.There are other jobs but these are the only one that comes in mine.
There will be lot of training for this activity. I will be able to work on this project during my p.e
classes . I will also be able to do it at home
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What Is The Nudist Essay
Finding like–minded naked people can prove challenging. What is a nudist to do? Bringing up your
nudist lifestyle can be a conversation killer at the office Christmas party. And the neighbors might be
thrown off by your tradition of naked Sundays in the backyard. However, now you can get the entire
nudist skinny you need online. There are a wealth of websites dedicated to those who enjoy going in
the buff, since the birthday suit is a universal outfit you own. Getting naked updates while joining a
virtually endless group of nudist enthusiasts online is great. You may even find your naked soul
mate. From naked cruises to discounts at naturist clubs and resorts around the world, you can find
your naked pleasure with ease. 1. NudistSearch.com shows all with nudist news and dating If you're
interested in a one–stop nudist experience, NudistSearch.com is a fantastic platform. They have
numerous sections with a little something for everyone. This website provides links to cool blogs
and naked what have you kind of stuff. Their top rated links also provide a naked experience, unlike
other websites. If exhibitionism is your thing, you can enjoy photos of naked folk sharing their God–
given gifts. They even offer a "Health, Mind, & ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
The Naturist Society is a "naturist" website with a fantastic home page that offers plenty of
information. They even have a mission statement. The one detail they make very clear is that their
organization is, in fact, a membership organization. They offer all sorts of memberships, from a
two–year discounted rate to a senior citizen and disabled veteran membership. The two–year sign up
will cost you $110, and if you plan on being naked for the rest of your life, a lifetime membership is
$2,500. They offer plenty of resources, an online shop, and even a magazine publication. It may be
worth the lifetime membership if you're always in search of something
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Telly Short Story
This is a story about Telly life and all the struggles he has been through and how he maintained them
and stayed positive and never gave up and overcame all the bad things he did in life and go back on
the right track. It was a Friday morning, Telliono (Telly) mom had woken him up to go to school it
was 7:32 and class started at 7:45 so he was already basically late. So he got up, brushed his teeth,
put his clothes on and headed out the door. When he got to school, he went straight to class and did
his work. Telly was never a trouble kid, he sometimes made bad decisions, but the never got him in
any serious trouble. Telly was a 6'5 sharpshooting, math loving, friendly, loving, caring guy. a
person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many things Telly like to do, to see, and
to experience. He like to read, he like to write; he like to think, he like to dream, he like to talk, he
like to listen. He like to see the sunrise in the morning, he like to see the moonlight at night, he like
to feel the music flow. He like to look at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, he like flowers in
spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. he like to sleep early, he like to get up
late, he like to be surrounded by people. He like delicious food and comfortable shoes; he like good
books and action movies. He like the land and the nature, he like people. And, he love to laugh.
Today was a normal day for Telly he went to 2nd hour did his work, he went to
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Lindeman And Lazaro Gamio: NBA Team Analysis
This visualization was published by Todd Lindeman and Lazaro Gamio on 2014. It is an analysis on
the performance of the team members of the Wizards team from the NBA.
The visualization has the purpose of detecting the distances between the player and the hoop where
the most efficient shots where taken.
The content includes the distances of all the shots taken by the team, and different data per team
member such as type of shots, shots missed, shot made, and a basketball court zone where the player
has performed better than anyone in the league, worst, or the same.
The structure of he data is easy to read as they use colors, patterns and size to distinguish different
information.
The main element is the visualization of the shots. The shots are formed by arcs that go from the
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For instance:
Red dots – missed shots
White dots – shots made
The lines change depending on whether a shot was successful or not following the same structure as
the dots (red and white).
The formatting of the visualization is highly informed by the topic as it clearly represents the sport
by the hoop is one of the most prominent and important elements. The colors are related to the
concept of basketball more than the wizard team. The visualization was delivered online via The
Washington Post, as the Wizards are from Washington this makes a lot of sense. Moreover, it makes
data that may be boring or not easy to understand very engaging and
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The Biomechanics Of A Skiing
For this research assignment, the topic I would like to discuss is the biomechanics of a skiing.
Skiing is one type of sports that has begun to increase in popularity. Athletes are always trying to
discover ways to get stronger, faster, and higher with minimal injuries. Improving our biomechanics
is one important way of improving your athletic performance, and limit injuries. However, there are
many pros and cons within the biomechanics of skiing. I would like to learn more about leg
alignment and form and how these can affect the skier. Abnormalities of the leg and lower–leg
alignment are important factors while skiing. To be an efficient skier it requires a balanced
movement. My methods of data collection to analyze my subject 's skill movement will consist of a
multi–methods approach. This approach includes a mixture of literature reviews, observational
review through video analysis, and interviews with the athlete. These data collection methods will
help me in my project by allowing me to strategically point out differences in angular placement and
posture, along with speed variations due to changes in position. I will be able to compare a
professional style of skiing with that of a novice skier and point out the differences in positioning
between an experienced skier and a novice skier. I will limit research information to scholarly and
reputable sources only. Once of the sources I will reference comes from a research article called
Clinical Biomechanics of Skiing.
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Dr Naismith Basketball
Entering its 125th year, basketball is a sport that has taken the world by storm. A fast–paced and
physical game, fans and players devote countless time, energy, and money to the beloved sport.
From pee–wee to the NBA, basketball has become one of the world's most popular sports. Ironically
enough, the game of shot clocks and three point lines started with one man, a soccer ball, and two
peach baskets. In 1891, in the town of Springfield, Massachusetts, a Canadian physical education
instructor at the YMCA Training School was faced with a problem. Dr. Naismith had a
Massachusetts winter to face, and he did not have a satisfactory activity to keep his students
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The game was initially played with peach baskets with a small hole in the bottom for a rod to poke
the ball out, but they slowed the pace of the game as the ball would need to be removed after a made
shot. The first improvement to the peach basket came a year after basketball's invention when the
wire rim was introduced. It was not until 1906 that the metal rim and backboard were made standard
(Basketball Equipment). Also, basketball was first played with a soccer ball. When the first ball was
designed specifically to be a basketball it was brown, making it hard for players and spectators to
track. It was not until the late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, Butler coach and president of the National
Association of Basketball Coaches from 1954 to 1955, designed an easily visible orange ball
(Basketball Equipment). As for size, the ball was first invented, in 1894, to be thirty to thirty–two
inches in circumference, but today it has two general sizes, 28.5 and 29 inches in circumference, the
larger size for men's basketball and the smaller for
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International Players In The NBA

  • 1. International Players In The NBA A HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS IN THE NBA INTRODUCTION International players are athletes who aren't born in the United States, but come to the country to play in the National Basketball Association. There's a large number of international players in today's NBA. International players have been playing professional basketball in America since 1946 (NBA.com, 2014). Many international players have had success in the NBA. The National Basketball Association is the best professional basketball organization, and it attracts the best athletes from overseas. Many international players take great risk and go through some tough trials to make it to the NBA, but they endure these tough times so that they may compete at the highest level. Some big ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Andrei Kirilenko, drafted in 2001 by the Utah Jazz, is the first Russian to be drafted in the first round (Sibor, 2013). He's quietly been a solid player his whole career, and Complex Sports places him just inside their Top 20 list of best international players ever. His career is still going strong. He's currently a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Al Horford, born in the Dominican Republic, is another quality international player in today's NBA. He was born the Dominican Republic, but went to high school and college in the United States. He won two championships in college, and was drafted number 3 overall in 2007 (Sibon, 2013). He was named to the 2008 NBAAll–Rookie team, he's been selected as an All Star twice, and has been named to the third team All–NBA team as well (Sibon, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 3. Essay about Global Health and Diabetes Global health is defined as "health problems, issues, or concerns that transcend national borders" (Institute of Medicine, 1997, p. 2). Koplan (2009) proposed a new definition for global health which he described as an "area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide" (para, 7). Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective and blends population health and clinical care. Global health means many things to many people. In the world view of this writer, global health describes the study of the health needs of the global community and its effect on the world as a collective. From ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Forty years later, it is unbelievable that this writer and her siblings would do the same, becoming part of the 'brain drain" from the West Indies. For this reason, there is an awesome sense of obligation to give back to the global community. Once I complete my doctoral degree, this writer hopes to obtain an overseas appointment to work in Africa in chronic diseases. This writer hopes to do work in Africa or other developing country until retirement, after which she hopes to work as a medical missionary, teach at the university level, and write novels, devotionals, and short stories. Presently, the global community struggles under a multitude of epidemics; however, an area of concern for this writer is globalization and its effect on the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Globalization is as a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations which is driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology (The Lewin Institute, n.d.). Siegler and Vengat Narayan (2008) propose that globalization "facilitates the spread of risk factors of poor diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco use which lead to four diseases (cardiovascular disease, some cancers, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes) which cause more than 50% of deaths worldwide" ( p.2). (WHO, 2011). Diabetes and it complications causes major morbidity and mortality around the globe and is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 5. History Of The Boston Neighborhood Basketball League Boston Neighborhood Basketball League Concept Paper This summer 2016, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) will celebrate 47 years of providing an outstanding recreational experience for thousands of youth in the City of Boston. It is the finest neighborhood basketball league in the country, encompassing sports recreation and community engagement. Its value is in its history and its people. BNBL has helped make Boston a "basketball town". Even more valuable, it has helped make summers in Boston happier and safer, by providing a physical outlet for Boston youngsters throughout the city. In the early spring of 1969 a group of Boston community leaders had an idea about creating a city– wide basketball program to both introduce the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 7. Who Is Dr. James Naismith: A Very Brief History Of Basketball Dr. James Naismith was given a task to come up with a game to play inside the gym during winter at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Springfield, Massachusetts (Pruter, Robert, editor. "Basketball." Basketball, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago, 1 Jan. 2005). This is how the game of basketball was invented in 1891. The goal in this new game was to put the soccer ball in the opposing teams peach basket ten feet in the air. Every time a team scored they had to stop the game and climb a latter and retrieve the ball from the peach basket. Basketball has changed so much since 1891. The game of basketball started with thirteen rules and nine players on each team. Today there are five players from each team on the court, and still ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Once a player reaches the foul limit (6 fouls), they are not allowed to play the rest of the game. In 1920 a player could only re–enter the game once, This changed in 1934 which allowed them to re– enter twice, however in 1945, they made to where a player could re–enter the game a unlimited amount of times. 1950 marked a special year in the NBA season because it was the season when Earl Lloyd became the first African American to play in the NBA . Another Major change in NBA history was the shot clock, Added in the 1954–55 season it has changed the way basketball is played. Danny Biasone invented the shot clock and came up with a special number for how long teams can hold the ball. He looked at the box scores of games he enjoyed watching the most and seen that each team took roughly around sixty shots so he times that by two, (Two teams) so that equals 120 shots. He then took forty eight minutes ( Length of a basketball game) and subtracted 2,880 ( Number of seconds in forty eight minutes) and divided that by 120 (Shots per game) And came up with twenty four seconds. So now teams can no longer hold the ball for unlimited time, They have twenty four second to score or its a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 9. Informative Essay On Basketball Basketball has gotten many young African Americans off the streets and out of gangs and drugs. Before Allen Iverson hit double digits he was on the streets past 12 am or trying to fit in with the older guys. Then basketball would take up most of his time so he could not have time to be on the streets. In my first paragraph I will explain what is basketball. In my second paragraph I will explain the rules of basketball. In my final paragraph I am going to explain how to become a professional or Overseas player. Basketball players, pros and legends all around the world knew the following three what is basketball and the history, the rules and the training of basketball and any sport in general. If they didn't know those three things they wouldn't be who they are today. So when it comes to basketball skill out ways talent in a long shot. Basketball is a team sport. TEAM means Together Everyone Achieves More. Basketball is a game played between two teams ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Do what you do we'll, Get there early, and hustle. One big mistake you can make is try to impress the coach by doing things that are outside of your skill set. If you are a good rebounder, grab every rebound. If you are a shooter, shoot when you are open. If you are a good finisher, attack the basket when the lane is open. If you are a good ball handler, make simple passes and simple moves. Getting there early shows the coach that you care and that he can depend on you to be on time to practice and games. Also Hustle, Hustle, Hustle is the main thing they look at. There is no excuse for any player on this topic. You just have to commit and develop that mentality. When the ball is on the floor, dive for the ball. Box out on every shot that goes up. Sprint on the fast break. Sprint to spots on the floor on defense. This is why you see who arent sos killed on teams. They're willing to do the little things that make teams good or ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 11. Essay on History of Basketball History of Basketball "According anywhere from Australia to the United States and everywhere in between the game of basketball is played." (Faurschou, "History of basketball"). The game is played anywhere where you can get a ball and something to throw the ball through. "G.L Pierce patented basketball on June 25, 1929." (Bellis, "Basketball–James Naismith"). Basketball became an official Olympic sport in the 1936 game. "Both the Aztecs and the Mayans had a version of the game of basketball. The Mayans played the first basketball game around 500 years ago, although their ball was a human skull of a conquered foe!" (Faurschou, "History of basketball"). Aspects of the games included today's basketball, American football, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... May 18, 2014.) The ABA had a flashy style of play. At the time dunking in the NBA wasn't allowed but the ABA allowed dunking which brought countless people to watch. The league featured big named players like Julius "Dr. J" Erving, George " The iceman" Gervin, Artis Gilmore, and Moses Malone. "The league couldn't survive due to its lack of business sense. The ABA featured the three pointer which was considered the homerun of basketball." ("Remember the ABA", March 25 2014. Web. May 18, 2014.) The ABA and the NBA were fierce rivals fighting for players and media attention. After nine fierce years the ABA folded. "Four of the ABA teams were absorbed by the NBA, they were the strongest teams of the ABA and the names of the teams were the New York Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, and the San Antonio Spurs. The rest of the teams vanished alongside the ABA." ("Remember the ABA", March 25 2014. Web. May 18, 2014.) "The NBA was formed in August 3rd 1949. The basketball association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) merged to form the NBA. At the beginning the NBA had 17 teams. The 17 teams were in both small and large cities and towns." ("NBA is born." 2014 The History Channel website. May 18 2014. Web. "Basketball has become an international game. The International Basketball Federation also known as FIBA oversees international competitions. There are currently 213 teams. The FIBA has estimates that around the world around 450 ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 13. Bobby Came Of Age Analysis Bobby came of age. Throughout the book we start to learn more about him as an individual and his back story. Bobby started out immature, and a little angered. Him and Nia conceded which gave them the struggle of to adopt or not to adopt. Over time we learn Nia in present day is not in the picture, and in the past is with check ups, and birth. Bobby had to mature for Feather, which is why he came of age. He started to choose Feather over his childhood, causing him to grow up. Symbolism is a concrete object that represents an idea. One of the concrete objects was the ball that Paul throws back to the kid. The ball represents the idea of youth, and childhood. When Paul throws it back, this idea shows he is throwing his "youth" back to the kids. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 15. Personal Essay: A Career As A Coach Just like Martin Luther King, I, Keltin Beazley have a dream. One day I will be the most known college basketball coach to ever coach the game. Coaching takes patience, time, effort, basketball I.Q. and most of all commitment. Coaching basketball has always been something I've considered because I'm just so darn good at playing basketball! According to www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771582.html, " James Naismith, a teacher at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, is credited with inventing basketball in 1891. The first "hoops" were actually just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire. The game became an official Olympic event at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936." In order for me to fulfill my coaching college basketball dreams I will have to attend a college for four years and major in kinesiology. Being a coach takes a lot of patience because of all the little arrogant ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Being a well known coach is going to have a lot of benefits, for instance whenever a Five star recruit is considering my college team and another I want him to commit because of our tradition and just my name. That is how nation widely known I'm gonna be. More popular than Pat Summit and Coach K. As far as I have concluded, you really do not get any benefits except getting to bond with your kids and getting free airplane rides. There are as many college coaching jobs as there is college's so getting a job will not be very hard, you will just have to go where the work is. The salary for being a Division 1 coach ranges anywhere from $50,000 – $7,000,000 per year. "http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/mens–basketball/coach/ " Mrs. Lum calls this a job research paper but i call it a dream research paper. A dream that i'm gonna fulfill. I know I want to pursue this career because nothing matters to me like basketball and if i cant play on the next level ill coach on the next ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 17. Skylar Diggins Essay Do you know who Skylar Diggins is well she is American Professional basketball player for Dallas Wings of WNBA guard. She was selected third overall by Tulsa shock in 2013.She was born on August 2, 1990 in South Bend IN. Her mom was Renee Scott she encourages Skylar to out shine and go beyond and her father Tige Diggins also help her to. She had 3 brothers and one younger sister. She attends the same high school in the same town as Notre Dame did. She got her first basketball hoops at the age of 3 in 1993.The rules are lessons quoted from people who positive impact on Diggins as a lesson her step father told her about how to deal with hater and her mother told her to be the best you can be. She earned her bachelor's degree in management entrepreneurship ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As a fan favorite leader on the court and fitness and a growing fashion icon. She proves it possible to be strong woman in the spotlight. She led the fighting Irish to three final four and two champion games. She won the WNBA award in her second season after being drafted. She was nomination in Bet award for the favorite newcomer. She published a book call The Middle School Rules. Skylar Diggins is engaged to Daniel Smith. She has been in two celebrity relationships averaging 1.7 each year. She first meet smith while attending Notre Dame University. She the first female basketball player to confirm by the popular brand Nike.JayZ surprise Skylar Diggins with a Mercedes surprise WNBA athletes who win medals five times for the United States. She also had two remains all–star starter for WNBA.Skylar Diggins Net worth is $450.500. Her annual salary is $105.000.Today Skylar Diggins is 26 years old. She finishes her season with 20.1 point per game with ranked per game second place scoring among all players. She had four years as a golden Dome. She won a gold medal at the world University game. She was a softball player. She also receives 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 19. Three Pointer Shot Percentage Of Mba Essay My aim in doing this project with the set of data I have is to find out if the amount of games a person plays in the NBA effects there three pointer shot percentage. NBA stands for National Basketball Association. A three pointer applies to a game called basketball. You shoot a three pointer when you are behind the arc on one side of the court. The answer to this question may seem simple but it really isn't. For example, in the NBA there has been a number of people that played 20 games but has a better three pointer shot percentage than someone that had played 50 games in the NBA. Even though someone plays more games in the NBA, it does not mean that their shooting average would be better than someone who has not played as much games as they did. ESPN is a U.S.–based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc. I am not sure how the number of games effects three pointer shot percentage, but i would like to discover the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The independent variable would be the number of games played. To find the relationship I will be using frequency tables to organize the number of games and shots made. The frequency table would allow me to see if the group with the highest games played made the most three points shots. After i use the frequency table I will use measures of central tendency to find out the mean and the mode of the data set. After, I will make a line regression to graph the line of best fit for my data to determine if it is strong, moderate, or weak. Then use correlation coefficient to to tell whether the slope is negative or positive. Finally i will use the chi squared test for independence and x^2 to determine whether to form my hypothesis and either reject or accept my hypothesis, and check to see if there is an actual relationship between the two variables I am ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 21. The Peach Basket Game: Basketball: The Game Of Basketball Basketball was invented by Dr. Naismith. (He looks like teddy Roosevelt) Dr. Naismith, with all of his imaginative planning, could not have imaged his Peach Basket game would turn into my favorite indoor sport. Originally, there was no set rule on the number of players. The idea was that the game could be played by any number of players at one time. However that never worked, so they changed the rule from any number of players to 9. But In 1897 they changed it to five because nine was too many players. Originally, the game was played with peach baskets or 18 square boxes hung from the balconies of the running tracks of most indoor places. So every time someone would make a basket someone would half to get a ladder to get the ball back. At this time the basket height was established at 10 feet which is the same height to this day. Back to the baskets it took forever to get the ball out of the baskets then, a year later, in 1893 cast iron rims were used as nets. Backboards were ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In 1904 that boundaries became lines. The first out of bounds situations turned out to be disastrous. Ball possession was awarded to the first person who touch the ball after it went out of bounds. This rule ended up in players fouling left and right. It got even worse when the ball went in the belchers people would run from the ball. Basketball was once called the cage game. Although the use of cages were abandoned in 1933 the name cagers is used to day. They had put chicken wire around the entire court. But it was also used so no one could through stuff in to the court. The half court line was made in 1932 to stop stalling. Before the half court line was made the other team would have the entire court to them self's. Adding the half court line made it easier for the other team. The FIBA and NBA modified and lowered the 10 second to 8 seconds in 2000. College women's rules do not have a 10 second ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 23. Basketball History The world wide sport basketball was founded in December 1891. When a Canadian physical education instructor called James Naismith needed to find a way to keep young athletes warm during the cold winter months. Dr. James Naismith worked at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball on December 1891 at a training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. From 1891– 1906 the game consisted of two peach baskets and a soccer ball. There would be 19 people on the court (8 aside). The original game consisted of only 13 rules. In the original rules of basketball, there was no physical contact. After 15 years the peach baskets changed to a fruit basket that would hang from a wall on either side of the court. The YMCA had ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 25. Case Study March Madness Non Stop College Basketball March Madness is the best time to watch basketball because it non stop college basketball with plenty of upsets. March madness is always fun to watch with family and friends to compete with them to find out who got the best bracket. But they need to get some more smaller and private schools into march madness and I feel has the lack of small and private schools is lacking. I feel that prices to see some of theses games is outrage the minimum pay is 100 to be way high up and to be down low it over 1,000 to see these games I feel has that they need to lower theses prices. Another problem is that all games on tv should be on channel that all tvs have because not having cable during theses games and not affordable it forces people to go bars ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 27. Speech On The Game Of Basketball Nick Schelbar Comm 2613 June 17, 2015 Informative Speech Outline Preparation I. General Purpose: To inform II. Specific Purpose: To inform the class on how to shoot a basketball. III. Central Idea: The game of basketball has greatly changed since it was invented, but one thing remains constant: You need to know how to shoot a basketball. Introduction I. Open with Impact: The game of basketball is a multimillion–dollar industry and is an easy sport to play. The sport has gained worldwide popularity because it can be played competitively or just for fun. II. Thesis: The original concept of the game is surprisingly similar to the concepts created decades ago. It is still a popular pastime today, but in order to play, you need to know how to shoot a basketball. III. Connecting to audience: I'm sure most of you have shot a basketball in your lifetime, but I'm sure few of you are aware of the basic mechanics to shooting a basketball. Today, I'll show the basics of shooting. IV. Preview of Main Points: The sport of basketball has a rich tradition. First I will talk about the history of the game, then I will teach you how to shoot a basketball, and finally I will discuss the pros and cons about playing basketball V. Transition Statement: My first topic I am going to discuss is the history of the game of basketball. Body of Speech I. Main Point: The game of basketball was created as something for people to do in the winter with the time off between football season and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 29. Research Paper On Skiing Jack Henderson Mr. Wolfson 11–29–14 Skiing Skiing is the best sport in the world. First of all, the main type of skiing is alpine skiing. Next, the newer and more creative type of skiing is freestyle, which is fairly new. Lastly, there are so many mountains to choose from, so learning a few of the best can never hurt. Skiing is a great way to stay active while having fun. Alpine skiing has been around forever. Before it was a sport, it was a mode of transportation. It became a sport in the 1936 Olympics. Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Super Giant Slalom, or Super G, and Combined are the sports in the Olympics to this day. Alpine skiing is a race against the clock. It is all about speed. Most alpine skiers find the most aerodynamic ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... These names refer to the amount of degrees rotated. A 3 is one full rotation, and 5 is one and a half, and a 7 is a whopping two whole rotations. During these tricks, skiers perform grabs to make them more attractive. Some of these are Truck Drivers. Blunts, Genie, and Japan grabs. A Truck Driver is grabbing the outside of both skis, a Blunt is grabbing the back of one ski, a Genie is doing a Screamin' Seamen (reversing skis in mid air) and grabbing the tips, and a Japan is grabbing the inside of the skis. Some tricks to do on a rail is a K Fed, Super Fed and a Switch up. A Switch Up is jumping mid–rail and switching the direction of the skis, a K Fed is a front Switch Up Blind 2 Out ( Switch Up, then a 270 degree rotation in the blind off the rail). A Super Fed is the opposite of a K Fed. All tricks that can be done on a rail can be done ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 31. An Article On The World Anti Doping Agency On June 9th, 2016, an article written by ESPN Senior Writer, Darren Rovell, was published on ESPN.com regarding Maria Sharapova's two–year suspension over a positive doping test result (Rovell, 2016). Maria Sharapova, the highest–paid female athlete today, announced in March 2016 that she tested positive for taking meldonium, a banned substance that was recently added to the World Anti–Doping Agency's (WADA) prohibited substance list. Initially, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) suspended Sharapova for two years but after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the Sharapova team, the Russian tennis star's suspension was reduced to 15 months and she can return to competition in April 2017. Meldonium is a heart drug that is available for purchase over the counter in Russia. This drug is believed to help the body produce energy in a more efficient manner. Sharapova was unintentionally committing a doping violation, which is the ethical issue in this situation. She had been taking meldonium since 2006 to help her manage multiple health problems. Sharapova however, was not the only athlete that tested positive for meldonium. There were around 172 athletes in total, 40 whom were Russian that also failed a drug test for taking meldonium. This affected Russia's attendance in the Rio Olympic Games as a number of athletes were banned from participating in the Games for their meldonium intake. Sharapova's ethical orientation affects her behaviour and the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 33. Bwb Research Paper NBA players just don't consist of people from the US. Actually about 30% of the NBA players today are international. You might ask, how can they play in the NBA if they weren't from the US? Well i'm here to answer that. There are programs that can help you try and join the NBA even if you're not from the US. One of the programs is called Basketball without Borders. This program selects the top players from your country and you would compete in events to see if you can make the NBA. BWB changes the NBA itself by adding players that aren't from the US. Globalization in basketball is great because it gives a chance for people who aren't in the US to play in the NBA. I believe that the NBA gives better chances to other countries to play in the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... It makes the NBA more diverse and changed what the NBA is like. "Since its inaugural year in 2001, the NBA and FIBA have staged 45 BWB camps in 26 cities in 22 countries on five continents. BWB has hosted more than 2,500 participants from 130 countries and territories. More than 210 different current and former NBA/WNBA players have joined more than 160 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams with 37 BWB campers drafted into the NBA. " (NBA) It brings more awareness to the NBA from all other countries around the world. Also it gives people from different countries to experience something that isn't originally from their country. Basketball without borders plays a big role onto globalization in the NBA. BWB gives people a chance to play in the NBA even if they aren't from the country. It shows why having globalization is great, showing that you don't have to be from the US to play in the NBA. Globalization in the NBA is great. Especially when you have programs like Basketball without borders to help you with diversity and players from different countries. Globalization in the NBA is great because it gives info and different perspectives on NBA players from different countries. Globalization in the NBA is also great because it lets other countries experience what the NBA is like. It also shows example to other countries to start their own league in their country to try and get like a mini–type of NBA in their ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 35. Swagger Book Report I am reading Swagger by Carl Deuker and I finished the book. This book is about Jonas Dolan, a 17–year old basketball player that has moved to Seattle to start a new life. Not only does he have a spot on his new team, but he also needs to grind in the offseason to impress a coach that wants to give him a scholarship. When a new coach takes over coaching his high school team, Jonas starts playing well with the guys on his team. The new coach's style of play is a lot like Jonas', and the team started to enjoy spending time with the team. As everyone started getting comfortable with the new coach and new playing techniques, Coach Hartwell started getting too comfortable around the boys. He served them beer at a hotel they were staying at, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Jonas loves basketball and will do anything to continue his career after his high school years. Early in the novel, Jonas' dad got laid off of his job and their family was struggling financially for a while. The reason that the Dolans family moved to Seattle was because Jonas' father got a new job. Their family has been stressed out lately and has not been the happiest campers. Jonas is a good kid; he just goes along with what has been happening recently in his family and has been very naïve. He is the type of kid that tries to help out his family in any way possible. Jonas' recent actions and feelings have been hinting at the fact that he wants to keep basketball in his life for as long as possible. There is nothing better than doing something you love for a long period of your life. For Jonas to play professional basketball would mean the world to him, and he could then help out his parents so they can all be happy again. If one word could describe Jonas' personality it would be "battler." He always stays positive no matter what happens in his high school career and will always look at the bright side of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 37. Brief History Of Field Hockey Introduction: A Brief History Field hockey's origins can be traced back 4000 years to ancient Egypt, Greece and Persia, although the game, as we have all come to know it, was developed in Britain in the late 19th century (Longstreth, 2014) . It is said to be the oldest team sport in history (Girasole, 2010) . Field Hockey's original name was the "ball and stick" game. Hockey was initially played with a cube, instead of the ball we use today. Hockey was initially considered to be too dangerous for women, but it became socially accepted when women were allowed to play sports such as lawn tennis and croquette (Girasole, 2010). The first Women's field hockey team was formed in 1887 in England. Hockey made its debut in the Olympics in 1908 and thus the International Hockey Federation was assembled (Girasole, 2010). Today, field hockey is the second largest team sport in the world, played in over 100 countries (McBryde, 2013). Identification of Problem In a sport with so much ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... These different responses can be a result of genetics, body size and shape, chronic conditions, past experience, injuries, gender and so forth. For example, the training program for a women's hockey team will be different to the training program for a men's hockey team. This would be due to factors such as men having higher testosterone levels, allowing them to build muscle mass faster, and men having lower flexibility, the men would thus have to do more flexibility exercises in order to abstain from injury. Another example would be that the links would have a different training program to the goalkeeper. The links would have a greater emphasis on fitness and speed, while the goalkeeper would have more of an emphasis on flexibility and skill, although fitness would also be a large aspect. It is imperative that a goalkeeper knows how to save a goal and is able to do so without injuring ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 39. When Did Basketball Start By James Naismith Basketball was started by James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented Basketball because he teached his class. He divided 18 students to two teams and taught his students the basics of his game. He got the idea from Aztec Indians. The rules are to dribble the ball, shoot the ball, pass the ball, and play as a team. To dribble the ball, you cannot travel. If you walk with the ball during the game, the reff's will call it and you will get a turn over. To shoot the ball, you have to be open so that your opponent won't block you. There are two groups that are divided into 5 players. Each team has to try and win the game by making as much as baskets as they can. Basically, the rules they make in basketball is that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 41. Discovery Of Basketball Research Paper NBA Dr. James Naismith said "The invention of basketball was not accident. It was develop to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'drop the Handkerchief." Dr. James A. Naismith an coach at the University of Kansas an inventor, he designed the first football helmet created basketball in 1891, Dr. James Naismith created basketball from an old childhood game called "Dock and rock", same goals applied a person had to score in a hoop but instead with a ball you use a rock and you throw in a basket one at a time. The start of basketball and its birth places. Basketball started in Springfield, Massachusetts at a local YMCA. It started with two baskets and the basket was tied to a pole with a bottom, had to use a latter to get the ball ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Problem that leagues faces we're racial problem, People where gambling, such as refers would gamble on teams that would win and teams that would lose. The NBL and the BAA would face financial problems which would evolve stock market and if stocks went down, which meant people didn't attend many games, August 3, 1949 the NBL and BAA came together and met the in AAA office in New York Empire state building to finalize the merge of the NBA. It took 12 years to finalize he deals between NBL and the BAA. Political impacts and problem NBA faced were those if fans didn't attend to games the NBA would cut seasons short and which led to financial problems and league would struggle to keep attendants they didn't allow black people in any leagues. The NBA would pay almost a million for it to broadcast on TV. Successful of the league was watch all over and people from foreign countries came to play in the NBA like Canadians and France, Africans all played in the NBA. When exciting players came like Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan more people came to watch, led to more money that came to batter care for the fans and better ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 43. Moving To A Small Town Research Paper For me the move to Charlotte was a big improvement from my hometown. Yes the move does have its downside but when comparing the overall positives to the negatives, the good outweighs the bad. Coming from me that is major because when my mother first told me and my sister that we were moving I was not the happiest camper. The thought of moving from the country side to the city, did not excite me at all. My home town is none other than small town Greenwood located in South Carolina. Greenwood is a very small town population 69,520. A town so small that everyone seemed to know everyone, this was my least favorite thing about living there. But the peace and quiet and green scenery outweighed it. Don't get me wrong the fact that everyone ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Then I remember the great things I loved about greenwood. The peace and quietness of the country side is what I loved the most, less distractions when you needed time to focus, no loud cars and sirens when you needed rest, and just sitting outside enjoying the fresh air without hearing a lot of racket. Living the country side allowed you have your own personal space, not having another family that lived so close to you that you felt they were in your own yard. There was so much land around my home I could enjoy things like having a full court to shoot hoops on, enjoy things like riding go carts, four wheelers, and dirt bikes. Not only did I enjoy have all that space, but so did my dog Snoopy, he was able to roam freely and mark his territory where ever he pleased. Not only did I have the comfort of the low crime rate and the comfort of having space, your own getaway within your home, but I also had the comfort of my a few family member who were my neighbors, all of my near neighbors were my family members, with them living so close they were there to help raise me, and I am so thankful to have had family so ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 45. National Basketball Association : The Lockout Essay National Basketball Association: The Lockout Jestina N Shand Webster University Abstract (150 words) This paper explores the history of the relationship of National Basketball Association and National Basketball Players Association. It's really the behind the scenes acts of the players and owners that dictate what we watch on television. This behind the scenes activity is the act of collective bargaining, which has existed since the begging. Collective bargaining in sports is the process by which owners in the professional sports leagues negotiate with the players in their league on every issue that affects the sport. In this paper we are going to focus on the NBA (NATIONAL Basketball Association) National Basketball Association: The Game Off The Court The game of basketball was founded by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith in 1891. It was a game that was first played in local YMCA that helped developed the game to what it is today. The YMCA had a major role in spreading basketball thought the world. In 1893 basketball was now played at the collegiate level. A few years later in 1898 the first professional league was founded. The National Basketball League consisted of six teams, but was later abandoned in 1904. The game continued to be played in YMCA and colleges around the world. Basketball was known as an international sport and in 1932 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) was formed. Fifty– five years later after the game we all grew to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 47. Nba 2k1 Research Papers Toys are artifacts created by humans that come in all shapes, sizes, and form used for entertainment, therapy, or simply to past time. One of the earliest toys was a doll made of stone that was estimated to be four thousand years old. What is really interesting is the fact that archaeologists have found that the majority of human civilization produced toys. Nowadays, toys are mass produced and have become an essential item in the human lifestyle. So much so that these toys have the ability to shape children or adults to act or be a certain way. Companies take advantage of their products and advertising to have customers continually buy their products so that these paying customers can achieve their desires. However, some products actually ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... NBA 2K18, an annual installment of the 2K series, is targeted towards anyone who generally enjoys basketball who is over the age of ten. Interestingly, many parents opt to buy this game for even younger children who are fans of the NBA so that the children themselves can indulge in continuing their interest in basketball.What makes NBA 2K18 so effective is the realism it portrays through simulation. Players are able to control an NBA player or team and learn many different play styles of basketball. Implicitly, the game allows players through observation to fundamentally make adjustments to their own play style in real life or mimic aspects of professional player to make themselves better. On the other hand, players through simulation may simply play their own play style and learn its weakness and strengths through success or failures against other players, friends, or computer simulated games. For anyone who does not play basketball, NBA2K appeals to many because the NBA has such a huge fanbase. By being able to control players in the NBA, fans can recreate highlight plays such as inhuman dunks, exceptional passes, and of course simply use their favorite team to dominate all other NBA ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 49. Passer To Play Volleyball A new sport was invented by William Morgan in 1895. "Morgan was an instructor at a YMCA and blended elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create this new sport." (Evdokimoff 2011) Since the ball was "volleyed" over a net, it soon became known as volleyball. According to Evdokimoff, the first official game was played at Massachusetts College in 1896. Volleyball is considered an easy sport to those who have never played; however, it involves many skills, much determination, and constant communication. On the offensive end, passing is the first thing that must be done. In order for the setter to set the ball, the passer must make a good pass. The passer has to judge whether or not the serve or the hit is in or out. Next, a passer will move his or her body behind the ball. While staying low, the passer then turns his or her shoulders towards the target, the setter. It ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The hitter's first job is to try to block the opposing team's attack. Then the hitter must get off the net and be ready for the set. If the ball does not come, the hitter must cover the person who is hitting. In an attacking situation, the hitter must jump, make contact with the ball at its highest peak, and snap the wrist. In volleyball, all players have a specific job, but must rely on each other to get individual jobs done. Communication is the biggest key to a good volleyball team. First, a passer must call the ball if able to make the pass. If players do not talk and claim the ball, it may hit the floor. Also, the setter has to tell his or her teammates if he or she can get to the second hit. Finally, everyone who is not hitting should talk to the hitter. It is imperative to share where to place the hit, if tipping is a better option, and how many blockers there are. Miscommunication could cost the team a point or even the game. The game of volleyball is all about working as a team and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 51. Basketball's History And The History Of Basketball The game of basketball as it is known today was created by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts to condition young athletes during cold months. It consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. The game became established quickly and grew very popular as the 20th century progressed, first in America and then throughout the world. After basketball became established in American colleges, the professional game followed. The American National Basketball Association (NBA), established in 1946, grew to a multibillion–dollar enterprise by the end of the century, and basketball became an integral part of American culture.This game is now played by more than 250 million people worldwide in an organized fashion, as well as by countless others in pick up games. Basketball originated in 1891 when a future Presbyterian minister named James Naismith was assigned to teach a physical education class at a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first professional league was in 1898. Players that wanted to play earned $2.50 every home game they played and $1.25 for an away game. A player on the Washington Bullets which are now called the Washington Wizards, had offers of more than 100 million dollars in over seven seasons on the Washington Bullets and the Miami Heat. A lot of teams in the NBA now have players from different countries, who return home to represent their native countries during the Olympic Games. The "Dream Team", made u–p of the top American professional players, has stood up for the United States in the recent Olympic Games. In 1996 the "Dream Team" trailed some opponents until fairly late in the games– an indication of basketball's growing international status. In Athens 2004, Argentina took the gold medal home. That's the first time a Latin American country won the basketball honor. The rules to the game of Basketball is that the ball can be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 53. The L. A. Lakers: My Favorite Basketball Team L.A. Lakers I have been a sports fan my whole entire life but my favorite sport was basketball when I was young. I was influenced by my brother and my dad with the sport and I found out that my local team was also my favorite team. The L.A. Lakers. The L.A. Lakers have been my favorite basketball team ever since I knew about basketball. Kobe Bryant the man that was drafted when he was 18 years old from high school played on the L.A. Lakers too. When I watched him when I was about 6, he was in his prime and at the top of his game. I remember watching the rivalries with the L.A. Lakers and the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals many years in a row. I would go to my grandparents house every year and in their backyard they have a jacuzzi. My grandparents ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 55. Benefits Of Team Sports Many people love to praise victory on the playing field, cheer for their favorite team and play sports. However, is there more to sports than just fitness? Is playing a team sport actually good for us as we make it seem or is it just a fun way to pass the time? Actually, participating in any team sport has a positive effect on many areas of life. Some are well known and others may surprise you. We all know that playing any kind of sport comes with physical benefits like strengthening the body, developing coordination, and promoting physical fitness, but is that all that the player gains? First of all, it is well accepted that exercise is good for our bodies and minds. Exercising gives us stronger bones, clears out cholesterol from out arteries, and decreases the risk of stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Does that mean we get much benefit of going to the gym five days a week as we would by joining a team and competing? Here is where it gets interesting; studies show that if you find a sport and a team you like you will gain all sorts of benefits that go beyond the physical and mental of exercise alone. Literature review: What is a team?: A team is a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport. An individual cannot perform all tasks on his/her own. Team ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As we all know exercising burns calories and makes you maintain a healthy diet plan. As Carson Barrett once said "The physical benefits of playing sports are numerous. Exercise in general controls weight by burning calories, improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system, placing a lower strain on the heart, and increases an athlete's energy level while improving the quality of sleep." When people are occupied with playing the game they often forget that they are indeed becoming more and fitter. This gives them an advantage because they aren't doing the same exact workout over and over again.(Fitness advisory, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 57. Dr. James Naismith: The Sport Of Basketball Basketball has been around for about one hundred and twenty five years and over twenty six million Americans play basketball. It began on December 1, 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. They started to play the game at an International Training School of the Young Men's Christian Association known as the YMCA. He invented the game trying to keep young athletes in shape during the cold. It consisted of 9 players on each team. Also they used peach baskets and a soccer style ball. The objective of the game was to throw the basketball into the fruit basket. I think that because so many people around the world play basketball, they should know how the game was originally played! The game of basketball originally started off with thirteen basic rules. One of the rules Dr. James Naismith created was, "No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking, or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul: the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... After the Basketball Association of American (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) formed together to from the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA today has thirty teams in the league. In every NBA season there are eighty–two games, forty–one at home and forty– one away. The best player of all time is Michael Jordan (Ilinch). I would have to agree with him. Jordan has six championships and named All–Defensive Team nine times. A fact you probably didn't know about Michael Jordan was that he was fined for wearing his own shoes. "Basketball can make a true claim to being the only major sport that is an American invention." ("Basketball") So many people around the world play and watch the game of basketball. I feel like most people should know how it was created/ invented. I hope my article about the history of basketball helped you learn more about how the game was played and how it is played ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 59. The National Basketball Association: Rivalry In The NBA The National Basketball Association (NBA) started up on June 6, 1946, and ever since then several rivalries in the game had began. A rivalry in the NBA consists of two teams that face off against each other that have a chip on their shoulders, and have the desire to do whatever it takes to bet the other team to show superiority. Some of the NBA's most famous rivalries include the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, and the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks. So there are many intense rivalries in the NBA, but the Los Angeles Lakers and and the Boston Celtics are by the far the most historical. The Lakers were founded in 1947, and originally the team was was ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Brown in the BAA and became apart of the NBA when the BAA and NBL were formed as one. In 1950 the Boston Celtics drafted and signed Chuck Cooper, becoming the first NBA Franchise to sign a black player. The Celtics struggled in the early years, until future Hall of Famer coach Red Auerbach would arrive. Auerbach did everything, he has no assistants, he did all of the scouting, scheduling, and coaching. In the mid 1950's Star Bob Cousy would join the Celtics and the beginning of a dynasty had been formed. In 1957 the Celtics would draft Hall of Famer Bill Russell, one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. It didn't take long for the Celtics to take off, in just his rookie season Bill Russell led the team to the NBA Finals and they won the NBA Championships, the first of his eleven, and the first of the Celtics seventeen, this began the Bill Russell era. Russell would go on to lead the Celtics to eight championships in a row, and NBA record, he would retire with eleven NBA Championships. Russell became a player coach in the late 1960's after Auerbach retired, becoming the first to ever do that and the first African American coach in Pro Sports History. After Russell retired the Celtics went through a slight rebuilding phase, it didn't take long though. In 1970 Dave Cowens came to the Celtics and in just 1974 the Celtics would go on to win their 12th NBA Championship. In 1976 the Celtics won their 13th ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 61. The Golden Basketball Necklace : The Golden Basketball Game The Golden Basketball Necklace Running into the gym with my team, knowing it was my last middle school basketball game, but the first championship game I felt elated and truly blessed. My knees quivered with anticipation after seeing all the bleachers filled with people. After realizing even the press and other media was in attendance I grasped the moment like a newly elected president at his inauguration. I am warming up doing basketball drills, when I began to look at the flags on the gym wall depicting the history of the basketball team. The years and dates of the last championship game, Historically a championship game had not been won since 2007 . The more I stared at the flags, the more it made me want to win this game and make history in this gym. As the crowd and cheerleaders start to chant, cheer and get loud, I started to feel more comfortable and rowdy more than I had ever felt in any other game that I've played. Waiting for the referee to blow the whistle for jump ball to start. I felt my fingertips tapping the side of my leg, which for some reason gives me a sign to me that I am pumped up and ready to play! As the referee blew the whistle, it was game time! My teammate was on her tip toes already in motion to jump, she jumped and smacked the ball before the other opponent could even get a chance to jump! The ball came my way and I dribbled the ball three times, crossed doubled between my legs two times, I lingered up, did the Lebron James basketball ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 63. Personal Narrative: My First Time Playing Basketball My first time playing basketball. The first time I played basketball was in 2006 when I embark dribbling the ball. How I learnt how to play was every time my older brothers were outside playing I would go out and watch them play basketball. The temperature outside when I embark playing was about in between 20– 30 degrees. The reason it was so hot was because it was summer time. My brother Michael and Matthew would help me learn how to dribble even better. The next thing they would teach me how to do was shout the ball at the net. When I started shooting the ball I could not come close to scoring a basket. But my older brothers could score a basket. My older brothers Were really good and they would play a game called twenty one at this point ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 65. Performance Analysis : The International Basketball... CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.0 Previous research The majority of previous research pertaining to performance analysis in basketball has been focused on the quantitative analysis of game–related statistics, commonly found in a basketball box–score (Sampaio et al., 2006). These game–related statistics include: field goal attempts, field goals made, field goal percentage, 3–point field goal attempts, 3–point field goals made, 3–point field goal percentage, free throws attempted, free throws made, free throw percentage, defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers and personal fouls. The practical value of performance analysis is that well–chosen performance indicators allow good and bad techniques or team performances to be highlighted (Hughes & Franks, 2008). Trinic et al. (2002) analysed the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) official performance indicators with the goal of identifying parameters that differentiated between winning and losing teams which played in the final tournaments of the European club championships from 1992 to 2000. Discriminant function structure coefficients (SC) from discriminant analysis exposed that defensive rebounds (SC = 0.42), field goal percentage (3–point field goals made SC = 0.24, 3–point field goals missed SC = –0.30, 2–point field goals made SC = 0.14 and 2–point field goals missed SC = –0.26), and free throw percentage (SC = 0.26) had the highest discriminative power respectively. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 67. The Three-Point Line In Basketball Hi my name nevaeh ,My topic is to learn how to shoot from the three point line in basketball. It will get me a career in being a professional basketball player. I am kinda already good in basketball is just i don't know how to shoot from the three point line. I also found resources to help me with this project. With my challenge i could get either get two jobs.One job i can is being a pro a lady's basketball. The second one is that i can be a coach and help out the little kids.With these jobs i can make some type of money.There are other jobs but these are the only one that comes in mine. There will be lot of training for this activity. I will be able to work on this project during my p.e classes . I will also be able to do it at home ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 69. What Is The Nudist Essay Finding like–minded naked people can prove challenging. What is a nudist to do? Bringing up your nudist lifestyle can be a conversation killer at the office Christmas party. And the neighbors might be thrown off by your tradition of naked Sundays in the backyard. However, now you can get the entire nudist skinny you need online. There are a wealth of websites dedicated to those who enjoy going in the buff, since the birthday suit is a universal outfit you own. Getting naked updates while joining a virtually endless group of nudist enthusiasts online is great. You may even find your naked soul mate. From naked cruises to discounts at naturist clubs and resorts around the world, you can find your naked pleasure with ease. 1. NudistSearch.com shows all with nudist news and dating If you're interested in a one–stop nudist experience, NudistSearch.com is a fantastic platform. They have numerous sections with a little something for everyone. This website provides links to cool blogs and naked what have you kind of stuff. Their top rated links also provide a naked experience, unlike other websites. If exhibitionism is your thing, you can enjoy photos of naked folk sharing their God– given gifts. They even offer a "Health, Mind, & ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The Naturist Society is a "naturist" website with a fantastic home page that offers plenty of information. They even have a mission statement. The one detail they make very clear is that their organization is, in fact, a membership organization. They offer all sorts of memberships, from a two–year discounted rate to a senior citizen and disabled veteran membership. The two–year sign up will cost you $110, and if you plan on being naked for the rest of your life, a lifetime membership is $2,500. They offer plenty of resources, an online shop, and even a magazine publication. It may be worth the lifetime membership if you're always in search of something ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 71. Telly Short Story This is a story about Telly life and all the struggles he has been through and how he maintained them and stayed positive and never gave up and overcame all the bad things he did in life and go back on the right track. It was a Friday morning, Telliono (Telly) mom had woken him up to go to school it was 7:32 and class started at 7:45 so he was already basically late. So he got up, brushed his teeth, put his clothes on and headed out the door. When he got to school, he went straight to class and did his work. Telly was never a trouble kid, he sometimes made bad decisions, but the never got him in any serious trouble. Telly was a 6'5 sharpshooting, math loving, friendly, loving, caring guy. a person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many things Telly like to do, to see, and to experience. He like to read, he like to write; he like to think, he like to dream, he like to talk, he like to listen. He like to see the sunrise in the morning, he like to see the moonlight at night, he like to feel the music flow. He like to look at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, he like flowers in spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. he like to sleep early, he like to get up late, he like to be surrounded by people. He like delicious food and comfortable shoes; he like good books and action movies. He like the land and the nature, he like people. And, he love to laugh. Today was a normal day for Telly he went to 2nd hour did his work, he went to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 73. Lindeman And Lazaro Gamio: NBA Team Analysis This visualization was published by Todd Lindeman and Lazaro Gamio on 2014. It is an analysis on the performance of the team members of the Wizards team from the NBA. The visualization has the purpose of detecting the distances between the player and the hoop where the most efficient shots where taken. The content includes the distances of all the shots taken by the team, and different data per team member such as type of shots, shots missed, shot made, and a basketball court zone where the player has performed better than anyone in the league, worst, or the same. The structure of he data is easy to read as they use colors, patterns and size to distinguish different information. The main element is the visualization of the shots. The shots are formed by arcs that go from the hoop to the distance where the player took the shot. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... For instance: Red dots – missed shots White dots – shots made The lines change depending on whether a shot was successful or not following the same structure as the dots (red and white). The formatting of the visualization is highly informed by the topic as it clearly represents the sport by the hoop is one of the most prominent and important elements. The colors are related to the concept of basketball more than the wizard team. The visualization was delivered online via The Washington Post, as the Wizards are from Washington this makes a lot of sense. Moreover, it makes data that may be boring or not easy to understand very engaging and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 75. The Biomechanics Of A Skiing For this research assignment, the topic I would like to discuss is the biomechanics of a skiing. Skiing is one type of sports that has begun to increase in popularity. Athletes are always trying to discover ways to get stronger, faster, and higher with minimal injuries. Improving our biomechanics is one important way of improving your athletic performance, and limit injuries. However, there are many pros and cons within the biomechanics of skiing. I would like to learn more about leg alignment and form and how these can affect the skier. Abnormalities of the leg and lower–leg alignment are important factors while skiing. To be an efficient skier it requires a balanced movement. My methods of data collection to analyze my subject 's skill movement will consist of a multi–methods approach. This approach includes a mixture of literature reviews, observational review through video analysis, and interviews with the athlete. These data collection methods will help me in my project by allowing me to strategically point out differences in angular placement and posture, along with speed variations due to changes in position. I will be able to compare a professional style of skiing with that of a novice skier and point out the differences in positioning between an experienced skier and a novice skier. I will limit research information to scholarly and reputable sources only. Once of the sources I will reference comes from a research article called Clinical Biomechanics of Skiing. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 77. Dr Naismith Basketball Entering its 125th year, basketball is a sport that has taken the world by storm. A fast–paced and physical game, fans and players devote countless time, energy, and money to the beloved sport. From pee–wee to the NBA, basketball has become one of the world's most popular sports. Ironically enough, the game of shot clocks and three point lines started with one man, a soccer ball, and two peach baskets. In 1891, in the town of Springfield, Massachusetts, a Canadian physical education instructor at the YMCA Training School was faced with a problem. Dr. Naismith had a Massachusetts winter to face, and he did not have a satisfactory activity to keep his students engaged while indoors. He wanted an activity that would be strenuous for his young ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The game was initially played with peach baskets with a small hole in the bottom for a rod to poke the ball out, but they slowed the pace of the game as the ball would need to be removed after a made shot. The first improvement to the peach basket came a year after basketball's invention when the wire rim was introduced. It was not until 1906 that the metal rim and backboard were made standard (Basketball Equipment). Also, basketball was first played with a soccer ball. When the first ball was designed specifically to be a basketball it was brown, making it hard for players and spectators to track. It was not until the late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, Butler coach and president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches from 1954 to 1955, designed an easily visible orange ball (Basketball Equipment). As for size, the ball was first invented, in 1894, to be thirty to thirty–two inches in circumference, but today it has two general sizes, 28.5 and 29 inches in circumference, the larger size for men's basketball and the smaller for ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...