Essay On Why Football Is Important To Me

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Many people get inspired or motivated to do something that they love. This is the story for most professional athletes and other celebrities. There are many stories out there about people who had extreme difficulties early on in there lives. The way they dealt with these issues was to pursue something they loved to do, such as a sport. Almost all professional athletes had to face adversity in their path to becoming a professional, but they pushed through it because of how much they love their sport. That is the story for almost everyone no matter if they are a celebrity or not. There has been a moment in my life that has inspired me to play basketball which is something I love. I have played basketball since I was in seventh grade, but I’ve never been that good. I am pretty tall which is a great asset to have when playing basketball, but I’m not very strong or coordinated. All through middle school, I was a B team player, so I was not that good. I didn’t really love basketball at this time, I only played because everyone told to because of my height. My freshman year of high school was the same story. I grew four inches going into my sophomore year putting me at 6’5”. This made me even more uncoordinated than before. So I didn’t play much my sophomore year either. I …show more content…
In a sense, I was forcing myself to love basketball. I watched many YouTube videos of professional basketball players. I wanted to play varsity basketball so bad that I even slept with a basketball some nights. I worked out all summer and gained twenty-five pounds. I tried to do everything I could to get better. I learned to love the game of basketball. I began to love it so much that my parents would ban me from practicing as a form of punishment. When open gyms started, I impressed everyone. They were all expecting me to be just like I was last year, but I improved a lot. I went from being a detriment on the team, to being

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