American Basketball Association

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  • Fallacies In Hoops Dreams

    Basketball is rapidly becoming the most popular sport in the United States with the National Basketball Association expects to bring in five billion in revenue this season. Basketball for many is seen as a game but for other it’s seen as a hope in which they can free themselves from endless cycle of poverty. That is exactly what is depicted in the documentary Hoops Dreams by Steve James who follows two young boys name Arthur Agee and William Gates. These two young boys live in the inner city of Westchester, Illinois where crime, drugs, and gang violence are prominent however, with dreams to play for the National Basketball Association they see basketball as a way to escape the area. They are picked up as basketball prospects for St. Josephs,…

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  • Media Influence On Sports

    While watching a professional basketball game, it is easy to see the impact media and advertising has had on each particular game, but how much do they control the sport? In a perfect basketball world we would see a great battle of “teams” compete for a title, but because of the media, the rise to superstardom has reigned and being a “team” has lost its meaning. Because of the “Americanization” of sports as some are now calling it, our society focuses more on the satisfaction sports can bring…

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  • History Of Ice Hockey

    Eventually, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) formed to become the organization that regulates the games and processes of professional soccer. Furthermore, being formed in 1904 through a confederation of a few European countries, FIFA organizes the rules of the game and sets up the World Cup, being the championship game of the sport. The World Cup, starting the 1930, occurs every 4 years, making it a more prestigious and anticipated championship. Following this high…

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  • Gender Inequality In Professional Sports

    While they are both playing professional sports at an equally competitive level, the only difference seems to be gender. However, explaining such inequality goes beyond a simple explanation, and instead taking on multiple topics. The lack of women’s professional sports associations with substantial league revenue’s, the fan support that these associations…

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  • Michael Jordan

    Is Michael Jordan the greatest of all time National Basketball Association player? Michael Jordan is a famous African-American Basketball player who played for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Jordan played fifteen seasons in the NBA. Michael Jordan received many trophies while playing in the game of basketball. Currently Jordan is the owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan was very competitive at a young age. He always wanted to win every game that he is in. Michael Jeffrey Jordan…

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  • Most Important Historic Sporting Events

    Entertaining sports moments keep fans coming back for more, and keep fans from getting bored with re-occuring results. These events attract more fans and revenue, and inspire youth to chase their dreams and work hard. The historic events define the legacies of the sports, make american sports what they are, and continue to keep fans in love with their beloved sports, providing fans with great entertainment and inspiration. All of these claims are proved through the examples of just a few…

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  • Relationship Between Sport And National Identity

    the combination between sport and nationalism. The second part focuses on an analysis of five ways, in which sport is linked to national identity and the final section comes to the conclusion. Main Body Indeed, nationalism has been spotlighted since athletes or teams represent different countries or regions in modern Olympic Games, starting from 1908 (Kent, 2008). Over the past few decades, owing to the development of transportation and telecommunications (e.g. media, Internet), globalization…

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  • James Naismith: The History Of Basketball

    History of Basketball The multi-million dollar, money making game of basketball has came a long way since its humble beginning. The sport of basketball was born at a training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. For a century, basketball was played with soccer balls and peach baskets, but because of outstanding players, evolving rules and records set, basketball has became an international sensation. Basketball is enjoyed by people of all ages, has transcended gender barriers and has given…

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  • Personal Narrative: Championship Team

    Championship Team In fall 2011 I played basketball for my father’s friend team. Our team name was the wizards. We played all over the city, sometimes we would play out of town but mostly in St. Louis. Our season was coming to an end, but not before playoffs. Like college basketball in march madness if you lose a game, you are eliminated. We were a great team so we advanced through the first few rounds pretty easily. But our last three games were all difficult. Our first difficult game was…

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  • Evolution Of Basketball Research Paper

    Over the past 100 years, basketball has evolved significantly. Many things have developed within the game of basketball for the better. Basketball went from the original 13 rules to over 100 today, but its foundation still remains the same. Things that have changed to make the game more intriguing is the scoring, the way things are timed, and the diversity the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) have in today. In the late 1800s and early…

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