The Importance Of Playing Basketball

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History making is in the air and the game is getting closer to the end, you only have one chance to make one shot, to cash your check in the bank and the buzzer sounds. Your team wins because of you! You did it! But how? Basketball is amazing. Everyone says, “ball is life” but I personally believe I bring life to basketball. My natural athleticism and electrifying excitement I bring to the court is primarily why I believe what I do. I get fans riled up, I get the crowd jumping out their seats, I get strangers from miles away to come see my games, and I got the staff and faculty members talking about me. Its an amazing feeling. Its exciting being on a team where everyone knows what you’re capable of and they leave the ball in your hands to win the game. So how did I do it... I started off playing basketball when I four years old, but only started seeing it as a potential career and started the pursuit when I was fourteen, ten years later. At the age of four, I was too young and unable to play with my father, but I always watched. Seeing my father fly up the court dunking on anyone and everyone in his way gave me motivation. For many years, I taught myself how to play basketball. But because I could not teach myself anything I did not know, I learned by practicing what worked. Trying out new ways to shoot and new ways to dribble then using them in …show more content…
Literally, all the blood, sweat, and tears went into becoming the athlete I am. I nearly quit so many times, but I stayed persistent. Practicing by myself increased my stamina, durability, and has boosted my self-esteem. Basketball has been by safe haven, I stayed away from drugs and alcohol because it would have jeopardized my career. Basketball has been the best and the worst of me, but playing such a sport has taught me people skills and made me a better team player. It taught me, you will never go anywhere if you don 't share the

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