Essay on Why I Love Basketball
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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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