2002 NBA Draft

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  • The Great Wall Research Paper

    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 barrier, he flourished into a superstar and dominated the league humbly. Yao’s childhood was a little different from an average kid in China. His dad being 6’11” and his mom 6’2”, Yao was already 5’7” by the time he was in third grade which is considered tall and adult…

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  • Essay On Why Nba Players Should Not Go To College

    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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  • Personal Narrative: The Basketball Team

    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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  • Coachup Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    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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  • Stephen Durant Character Analysis

    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…

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  • Compare And Contrast Mba And Nba

    learn the game. In my opinion, the two best ways to watch the game is by watching the NBA or the NCAA. The NBA or National Basketball Association, is a league of professional club basketball teams that all compete in North America with only 30 teams. It is considered to be the best of the best when it comes to the sport. The NCAA or National Collegiate Athletic Association, is a collegiate level play of basketball with over 300 Divison 1 basketball teams. Each association have been playing the…

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  • Situation Analysis: The Celtics

    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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  • Helgate: Heelgate Scandal In College

    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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  • Stephen Curry's Legacy

    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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  • Writing Skills Reflection

    point in my life, the only writing I was did was write notes to teachers regarding early dismissals. In high school, I honestly do not remember writing paper in any structured format, or writing multiple drafts. This composition class provided me with no guidance in the areas where I struggled. I came to the…

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