My Passion For Basketball

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As a young boy that come from Dominican Republic a country where sport is a big passion, and knowing how to work hard to reach another level. I always had a passion for sports especially basketball. Before I come to this country I had a big dream to become a professional basketball player. But everything change when I come to U.S. It was something that God put me in my way for the first time that I been in this country. I found that I have talent that didn’t imagine that would able to do, that it was running. But not just run because everyone can run, I mean have the capacity to run fast, I guess! By the same token, it was when I realize that we not chose the sport, the sport chose you. Basically it just about life chances, and opportunities …show more content…
I remember the first day of school class, I went to my first class of the day that was english. The name of the teacher was Mr. Lopez. This English teacher was the head coach of the track team, since when he saw me wonder he asked me if I play baseball? because as coming from an island that has a great passion for this sport. But my answer was no, I told him that playing basketball and he told me at the time that basketball season was over. The reason is because when I came to this country come mid-year in January 25. Then, he told to join the track team, I said yes, and told to myself why not? Because I used to run a lot when I was in DR. But at this time the only thing that was in my mind was that I would take track as a tool to get in shape for …show more content…
I doubted him, but I soon realized that this was the sport for me and I changed my objective. In my first month of track I broke the school record as a freshman in the 100 meters with a time of 11.4 seconds, and it was a successful feeling when I did it. Also, I was the number one freshman at Hudson County, and number five in the entire state of New Jersey. However, My sophomore year I decided to join the basketball team, but coach Lopez told me that I did great things in the last outdoor season as a freshman. I was confused, because I did not know what to do, the reason why that I wanted to do both sport in the in the winter season. Well! Later on decided to do indoor track. In my first two indoor races I learned much about track, because I didn’t practice during the fall, and people that didn’t beat me in the last outdoor season, started beat me indoor in the season. However I stepped up, and I started training hard to get in shape. After that I began to run well, and I finished my season with a good lesson about to prepare myself before anything. That was the moment when everything changed for

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