My Personal Statement On Basketball Essay

1405 Words Jun 17th, 2015 null Page
Even thought it was tough for me at first, I worked hard to prove that I could be a member of a discourse community. Joining anything comes with a struggle, such as fitting in or trying to be the best. Basketball is a prioritized sport in my family. I always knew that when I hit junior high it would be time to fulfill my family’s prophecy of joining a basketball team. I was not too thrilled with the thought at first. I decided to talk to some of my friends to get their view on it. Most of their responses were negative. I remember my best friend at the time had told me, “You can’t even do your hair and cut your nails, how are you going to play basketball”. I don’t know why I even asked, I didn’t had a choice. What my best friend said didn’t really matter to me, I have made up my mind and had my family support. My peers turn down on me. The behavior of my friends and family motivated me to be a member. My friends got affected because I had limited time to spend with them.
Try out was approaching mid-October. I’ve had a little experience, it felt like I was the best on the court. Everyone that walked passed me looked at me with so much pity as if they felt sorry for me. The coaches had assigned everyone with a number. We had up to 150 girls trying out to make the team. I was still not intimidated by the amount of students trying out for basketball. At the first tryout, I ran a mile. As you would expect from someone who ran maximum of 5 minutes, I was not delighted with the…

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