2009 NBA Playoffs

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  • Social Media's Influence On Sports

    Introduction The question of the research project is “Does an NBA player’s social media behaviour influence people’s opinions?” This question refers to NBA players posting on social media and how it influences fans, other NBA players, the public or the world’s opinion about them as individual NBA players. Finding the information for this question was not easy, but it was manageable. Majority of the information found for the research topic was by researching on popular sports websites (Bleacher Report, ESPN), but a survey was also used to gather information as well as researching through NBA players accounts on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). There are four major key findings found from the folio about the research topic. The first…

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  • Professional Athletes: Are They Paid?

    Professional athletes are some of the most famous people in our country, and on top of that, they get payed a lot too. From NBA superstars like Lebron James to NFL superstars like Peyton Manning, they are idolized by many. People pay lots of money to watch them and spend lots of their time watching them as well. The question is -- are they paid and idolized too much? The answer is no, they are not. They are important to American culture, they worked extremely hard to get where they are, and they…

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  • Nike Footwear Essay

    company) wrote “Nike is using one of the most successful advertising strategies: it promotes its products signing sponsorship contracts with professional sportsmen, celebrities, and college athletic teams”. So, how Nike has manage to make its propaganda work during all this time? Nike applies the bandwagon to all the audience in other word to people of all ages and their circumstances. It makes its audience analyze the product, analyze it well before actually obtain it. “Because propaganda is so…

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  • Why Are Professional Athletes Overpaid?

    James had just graduated from St. Mary’s-St. Vincent’s High School in Akron, Ohio when he was drafted. He was the star of the varsity basketball team, leading them to three state championships in the four years he was there (“High School”). After his senior year, LeBron James declared for the NBA draft and was drafted number one overall by his native Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron did not attend even one day of college. Why should he be making so much more than a doctor who saves lives or a lawyer…

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  • The Season Of The Toronto Raptors Team

    there is a general sense around the league that the Toronto Raptors have accomplished nothing. 21 seasons of (mostly) underachievement doesn’t help. 1 playoff series win and 7 playoff series losses don’t help. Zero best-of-seven playoff series wins definitely won’t help. Consecutive playoff series losses as the higher seed……well, you get the picture! Are you still reading? Because that’s all the negativity you’re going to get. Toronto has been at or near the top of the conference standings…

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  • Athlete Definition Essay

    Having a profound comprehension for a sport and how it identifies with the achievements and misfortune of their team will help an athlete comprehend the game much more than a consistent player. For example, in game 6 in the NBA finals the Warriors was disappoint when they played Cleveland. They had the chance to win their second in a row NBA title over the Cleveland Cavaliers, however were defeated for huge extends of the game. A portion of their disappointment was with the directing, which they…

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  • Coachup Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    “Being a superstar means you’ve reached your potential, and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet.” Stephen Curry, professional basketball player for the 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…

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  • The Negative Influence Of Kobe Bryant

    Immediately following the 2003 season, Kobe pushed his team to the playoffs two out of the next 3 years (Kobe at 30-- 4). Also, only 2 years after the misfortune, Kobe led the entire NBA in scoring for two straight seasons, and just a year following that he won his first league-wide MVP award (“Bryant, Kobe” 1). In the realm of endorsements he managed to restore his once-broken relationships with major companies like Nike and McDonalds, and he even began deals with them (“Kobe Bryant”…

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  • Result And Analysis: Politically Connected Firms

    IV. Result and Analysis Politically Connected Firms Based on in-depth research, we managed to identify a list of stocks that have linked to political parties and leadership. Since in the election in 2014 there are two candidates we divided into Political Winning (Ir. Joko Widodo- M. Jusuf Kalla) and Political Lose (Prabowo Subianto - Hatta Rajasa). As a result, there are a total of 54 firms were identified over a test period of the presidential election in 2014 as politically connected.…

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  • Holy Cow

    Slaughterhouse 407059 23985 93858 23445 Moosic 49592 39495 9 29435 TOTALS This chart is an example of ancillary information. Citations for chart/graphs here, under an explanation caption if there is one. Figure 2. Illustrated Examples Palindrome Palindrome PALINDROME Works Cited Aronson, Edward. "Playing Jigsaw in the Classroom with Cows- an Overview of the Technique." Centalischool Resources and Information. N.p., Sept. 2004. Web. Nov. 2009.…

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