Essay on Professional Basketball vs Ncaa College Basketball

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Professional Basketball vs NCAA College Basketball

Sports have became a huge part of our American culture. We are known worldwide for having produced some of the most top-ranked athletes in a wide variety of sports. Basketball has become a very popular sport amongst all types of people ranging from little kids to the older generation. What other sport can you see players jumping high off the ground, going around the back and through the legs, to slam dunk a ball through a round piece of metal attached to a glass bored ten feet off the ground? Only in basketball can you get that excitement. Only in the United States of America can you get the caliber of talent that you see each time you turn the TV on to
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What happened to the old days when the best player was determined by his play on the court, not the money in his bank account or the rims on his big SUV. The environment you walk into upon entering the gymnasium of any college or university on game day, is like nothing you could dream to experience in a professional arena. You are bombarded with crowds of loyal students with painted bodies, team jerseys, and cheering squad tee shirts. Once tip off comes, there is the never ending sounds of defense cheers, and the schools initials being chanted. This is the type of environment that gets you excited and into the game whether it be a close game, or a blow out. What you come to expect of NBA games is the smell of the hot dogs and nachos from the snack bar, and beer that the guy in front of you spilt all over the ground. The only cheering happens when the sound technician at the scores table produces a digital defense cheer and some of the fans chime in. In college hoops they are focused on the team, how the team works together, and how the team wins. The only people dedicated to their team in the NBA is the fans. Every player cares only about his minutes, how much he scored, and how good he’s going to look breaking the next guys ankles with his ridiculous cross over on sports center that night. If your watching a

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