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    Are you aware of the name of the first high school basketball prodigy who went from high school straight to the professional level? His name was Moses Malone, and he was not drafted into the NBA,(National Basketball Association) but into the ABA (American Basketball Association) once the NBA’s top contender in the world of basketball, especially in the mid to late 1900s. The ABA is very well known for grooming some of the most highly touted basketball prospects in the late 20th century. College offers a full education, and helps these kids grow into men. High school basketball players shouldn’t be granted access to the NBA or any professional basketball league without at least one year at a university because it forfeits education, the athlete’s…

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    Fallacies In Hoops Dreams

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    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…

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    Media Influence On Sports

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    website, the concept of women’s basketball was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on April 24th of 1996; this was the established of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The WNBA begin play in June of 1997. Shortly after the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a women’s basketball league Val Ackermann was named the first president of the WNBA on August 7th, 1996. Before women’s basketball was officially established in 1996 and the association began in 1997 a…

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