How To Play Basketball

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“Mommy! Daddy! Come look! I know how to shoot a basketball!” The ball is shot and swoosh goes the net. Young and still learning, the child continues to shoot, missing some here, making some there. Every time a shot is made, the same reaction occurs, “Mommy! Daddy! Look! I made another one!” Tears begin to flow...a superstar has been born. The game of basketball has its stages and with each stage comes more and more hard work. From being a little kid showing your ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy’ that you can shoot a ball, to swallowing nervous energy while waiting in line to see if you made the middle and high school basketball team, to reviewing the many colleges that have sent recruitment letters to finally, ending up in a league paying you to …show more content…
For many youth, recreation sport leagues give them a way to express themselves, release emotions, and keep them out of the streets and trouble. Across the United States, it is recorded that more than 2,000 recreation basketball leagues are open for youth to become apart of. The Boys and Girls Club of America serves as a great resource. Many notable persons grew up in the Boys and Girls Club. Earvin “Magic” Johnson is one that numerous adolescents look up to in the basketball world. Being that he is was apart of the Dream Team alongside Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, he also leads the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the most assists per game. He, too, went to the Boys and Girls Club which many of the clubs worldwide make known while trying to gain members. Johnson says, “The club taught me how to lead, and for that I am grateful” as he was inducted into the BGCA Alumni Hall of Fame. For children to hear and see how Johnson grew up in a club and became one of the best to play the game of basketball, it pushes them to want to join and play recreation sports (basketball). For many middle and high school basketball players, the most stressful part of school is the middle of fall; the season in which basketball tryouts start. Standing outside of the gym doors the morning after the last day of tryouts, trying to find your number. “Yes! I made it,” yells one of your competitors, …show more content…
Probably not a name you are too familiar with. However, he is statistically, the number one player in college basketball. Averaging around 25.6 points per game, he is a phenomenon. He says being that little black kid from around the corner that could hoop was not the name he wanted. So he pushed himself daily, diligently, to become known as something greater than that; to become known as basketball phenom. Though tedious work and “grind time” in his local gym and through recreation leagues, Hield is now the on top of the college basketball charts. If none other, this proves that wanting to be more than yourself can work if you put in the

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