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    Durant is a College student and has a dream to be in the NBA. Although he doesn't know if he will get drafted to the NBA. He worries that he is not tall enough, not strong enough, and not fast enough. So, this off-season, Stephen plans to work harder than he ever has. He then hires a personal trainer to help him with his weaknesses. The hiring of the personal trainer was hard for him cause he didn't have much money. He used up his money the other day helping homeless men move into his new home. Steph was good friends with a couple of NBA players, but he didn't want to ask them for money because he thought it wasn't nice. Two days later a hall of fame player called Michael Jordan from the NBA called him and said that he could help…

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    Over the years, statistics have shown that NBA players who go to college tend to avoid bankruptcy just as frequently as those who go straight to the NBA from high school. [MC(1)] Along with this, findings also show that players should have to go through at least two years of college. The reasoning behind this is so that the players are intelligent enough to take care of their money. These two years of college could perhaps allow these athletes to make smart, sound choices with their life and…

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    headed towards the hoop. As the ball neared its highest point, the shot clock went off, and the shrill buzzer pierced through the silence. Everyone in that arena was focused on one thing: the basketball, and where it would end up. It was June of 2014, and I had just learned that in October, Wells Fargo would be hosting an NBA preseason game. This was pretty special, because I had never been to an NBA game before and was really excited to go. My dad, even though he would never show it, was…

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    Great Wall”. Yao Ming is a basketball player from China who played for the Houston Rockets, reaches 7’6” tall, dominated the NBA during his short eight season career, and was named “The Great Wall” because of his size and his talent. Finally having a promising Asian player in the NBA, a lot of Asians, and especially Chinese people hopped onto the bandwagon and supported him. So even though Yao had to move to a new country where he couldn’t even communicate with his team due to a language…

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    Golden State Warriors, is the spokesperson for a one-on-one coaching company CoachUp. The most recent commercial advertisement to come out by CoachUp has Stephen Curry reading his scouting report from the 2009 NBA Draft. His readings are about how he will not be a dominant athlete in the NBA. The advertisement takes place in a dark gym with Stephen and one other person. His recent success has propelled him to the top of the NBA. Stephen Curry appeals to many young athletes, especially those who…

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    I had just woken up feeling cold. I looked out the window of my dorm to see the dark, cloudy day outside with the rain pelting down on the window pane. I was still really tired after the late night of getting praised on my amazing basketball skills, finally I had been recognized. The college basketball Hall of Fame plaque hung on the wall. It had just recently been updated after the Hall of Fame presentation on Saturday. Everyone was telling me that I needed to declare that I’m joining the NBA…

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    Travis Greene is a Grammy-nominated, Stellar-Award winning gospel musician who's rise to the front lines of the Christian space has been a treat to witness. Known for his breakout songs, Intentional and You Made a Way, Greene's soulful and unique voice touches the heart and possesses the power to transform a bleak spirit into one filled with hope. He also serves as the co-pastor of the Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He co-leads alongside his wife, Dr. Jackie Greene. Travis…

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    BUZZY--UNC PRESENTATION— What we have begun to learn within all of these scandals is that big schools find loopholes for their student-athletes to boost their academics instead of these student-athletes fulfilling their academic requirements on their own. Regardless of what sport you play there are ways around going to class and getting good marks, so that you can focus more of your time towards the athletic side of your student athlete life. The University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill has been…

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    best season since the post “Big Three” era and according to Vegas odds they are expected to be the second best team in the East with fifty-one wins. A lot of commentators of the NBA would have you believe that they are in an enviable position with their stockpile of draft picks and young players. The signing of Al Horford seems to be a turning point in the rebuilding of the Celtics by acquiring the four time NBA all-star they finally added some legitimacy to their title hopes. But there are…

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    Stephen Curry's Legacy

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    The buzzer that signaled the end of the game could barely be heard over the roaring crowd, Stephen Curry had done it, he had brought the Golden State Warriors to a championship. In the Leaving a Legacy unit, many social and historical movements, as well as people and their legacies, have been explored. Stephen Curry is a very successful NBA player, that is still writing his legacy today. On March 14th, 1988, Wardell Stephen Curry ll was born in Akron, Ohio (Ott). Little did anybody know that he…

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