Personal Narrative: My Experience With Basketball

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I started playing basketball as long as I can remember, but if i had to pick an age I would say 2 years old. My father influenced me alot he played himself, but what made me realize I like it even more is that I faced some hardships and I always overcame it with basketball. There was a time around 3rd grade I went to a basketball camp, with some friends. It was my first one ever I didn’t know what was going to happen or how would it go or anything. Well for the whole week I played great, I was one of the best people there and even the coaches at the time were saying it, I ended up winning the 3pt contest, the FT contest so I definitely thought I was going to when the tournament. Well friday came about, the day I was waiting for since the beginning …show more content…
From the jump it wasn’t going our way, we wore loosing in the 1st half. In the 2nd half coach made some adjustments and what he did was working, the game went all the way down to the wire. I remember seeing my mom in the cut, her nodding her head saying you got this so i was very confident. As the game went down to the final 3 seconds it was tied, they had the ball. They tried to throw a full court throw to mid court, my teammate intercepted it and held it so we went in to OT. In OT I decided I was going to go off and win my team to a victory. Me and my team made the first 2 shots of the game coming up by 4 and it was a good game to be only in the 3rd grade. In a crazy sequence they hit a 3 and a layup going up by 1, with only a couple of seconds left. We called timeout and made a play for me to shoot it, we executed it right all the way until the dude hit me and fouled me all the way to the grown, they didn’t call foul. I busted out crying only being in 3rd grade, not knowing what a “L” feels like. I ran out the gym and pushed everyone away. My mom couldn’t believe that I was acting out like this, they tried to give me a trophy and I threw it on the ground and ran to the

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