Personal Narrative: The Basketball Team

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He caught the ball with eight seconds left in the game. A defender ran towards him, one hand in the air to try to block the shot. As he jumped up, the entire crowd held their breaths. Everything was moving in slow motion; his arm extended and the ball spun out of his hand, gliding up into an arc headed towards the hoop. As the ball neared its highest point, the shot clock went off, and the shrill buzzer pierced through the silence. Everyone in that arena was focused on one thing: the basketball, and where it would end up. It was June of 2014, and I had just learned that in October, Wells Fargo would be hosting an NBA preseason game. This was pretty special, because I had never been to an NBA game before and was really excited to go. My dad, even though he would never show it, was excited too. Back when my …show more content…
After that, the arena darkened, and I could hear music start as the jumbotron lit up. “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons started playing, and Golden State highlights were all over the screen. It was a nice hype video, and it was very effective. The entire crowd was roaring as they prepared to announce the starters. Once they got to Harrison, the noise was insane. As everyone was chanting his name, he gave a shy smile and a wave to the people in the stands. Once both teams had their lineups announced, their starting five players gathered around half-court. Although this was a preseason game, both teams played some of their starters because this was the first NBA game in Des Moines since 1997, so they had to show off a little bit for the crowd. Once all of the players had gotten in position, the referee launched the basketball in the air for the tipoff and the game began. The Nuggets won the tipoff, and Kenneth Faried recovered the ball. As he drove to the basket, he took a jump shot close to the hoop and banked it in. This was going to be a tough

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