In fall 2011 I played basketball for my father’s friend team. Our team name was the wizards. We played all over the city, sometimes we would play out of town but mostly in St. Louis. Our season was coming to an end, but not before playoffs. Like college basketball in march madness if you lose a game, you are eliminated. We were a great team so we advanced through the first few rounds pretty easily. But our last three games were all difficult. Our first difficult game was against one of our rivals. We usually could beat them without a fight, but not this game.
They made us really work hard for the win. we had to treat every possession like it was our last. We were switching on defense like crazy, diving for loose balls, and sprinting on every fast break. It overall made us work as a team. In the end we went on a scoring run which led us to victory. The score was 45-55. That game showed us that really working, as a teamwork is better than individual talent.
After that game, we practiced hard because we were so excited for the next game, and we did not want to lose of course. At the end our practice we sent a voicemail message to the coach saying that we would beat them. We knew we had to play at a really high level. However, we were ready. Before the game started, our opponent’s …show more content…
I don’t think I ever practiced so hard before, but I wanted to make sure I was ready for the game. Before the game started both teams were doing warmup drills. My team was doing layup lines and we here a voice says “You guys ready to lose?” we all freak out because it was a former player from our team on the opposing team for a championship. The stakes are very high now. We wanted those bragging rights. We were a little shook after talking to our former teammate, but I tried to hype the guys up by saying “we got this we didn’t come this far to come up short. “That helped get some nerves