Essay on Why I Love Basketball

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In my free time, I enjoy a plethora of activities but I have come to the conclusion

that basketball is my all-time favorite pastime. Watching the sport

on television is just as enjoyable as playing it. Strangely, basketball has

always seemed to permeate my life in one way or another. Sometimes, I feel like

I was born to dream, live, and even sleep thinking about basketball. Basketball

is such an amazing sport and I cannot fathom living in a world in which the

sport did not exist. Nonetheless, basketball has impacted my life in such a

phenomenally positive way and definitely has molded me into the individual that

I am glad to be.

When I was about the age of 7 years old, I began playing basketball for the

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Three of my teammates were

killed instantly. I suffered multiple broken bones in my shooting hand. I knew

that I would never want to play basketball again. I was devastated and became

depressed beyond belief.

However it has often been said that "Time heals all wounds." After

graduating from high school and hours of intensive counseling and therapy, I

began to shoot a basketball around here and there but I had no desire to play

competitively. I still love basketball. I love to watch college and

professional games live and on television during the basketball season. As I

watch the games, I am always critiquing the games and analyzing plays especially

when the players are just not performing well. I still think of basketball as

my all time favorite sport but saddened by the fact that I cannot play.

However, I would like to give back to my community by being a basketball youth

coach for the city that got me started. I still have basketball in my blood.

That feeling will never leave me. Even though my dreams of becoming a

professional basketball player were derailed, I would not change anything in my

past. From my experiences, I have learned to keep on pressing on. All storms

will eventually pass and you will be alright. I am a

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