Basketball Is Everything At The Age Of 8 Essay

957 Words Feb 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Playing basketball is everything to me. I remember the day I fell in love with the sport at the age of 8. I’ve always played shooting guard. The shooting guard is basically the position who scores well just as the point guard. I played a point guard once, but not full time. I recall my coach calling me over to her, and said to me “Tyra, I want you to start playing shooting guard, and point guard full time.” I looked at her and responded back with “ok” although deep down I wanted to back down on the command and say no. Later on that day I went home, laid down on my bed, throwing the basketball back and forth to myself as I think to myself how will I master these two positions, especially as a point guard.

It’s a warm Saturday morning. I wake up and decided to not go outside to practice, and stay home and watch some basketball games. I start to watch a game between The Los Angeles Lakers VS The Phoenix Suns. Kobe Bryant has always been my favorite basketball player since the start of my love for basketball. Kobe Bryant has always had an influence on me on, and off the court. He’s the reason why I became a shooting guard. His work effort was always sometime I wanted to manifest. As I watch this classic game on ESPN from the 90’s I observe Magic Johnson, who plays a point guard. As I observe his talent, I noticed how tall he was to play a point guard. Most big guys play small forward or center. I admired how consummated his passes was. It was impressive discovering how great…

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