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  • The Great Wall Research Paper

    The Great Wall What makes a player earn the nickname “The 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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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The College Basketball Hall Of Fame

    got lots of compliments on my game and I had no clue what team I was going to. The one team that stayed with me the longest was the Houston Rockets. They really needed a good point guard, one that could pass to either James Harden, or Dwight Howard. With just the two of them, they weren’t doing very good. They needed someone to run their offence for them, and someone who could also score if they needed. I thought that this was a great place for me; I could do everything they wanted. The NBA…

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  • Asian American Stereotypes In Mainstream Media

    play basketball. ‘Linsanity’ is a great thing for Asian culture. With the influence that television and media has, it has brought positive ideas in viewer’s minds about Asian Americans athletic ability, all by watching this man play basketball. By people seeing an Asian American find success in an activity not usually associated with Asian Americans, it helps break stereotypes. Even though he lead his high school team to a state championship he was barely recruited and received no scholarships…

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  • Michael Jordan Achievements

    many regular season MVPs you have, or all-star selections, if you’re trying to be labeled as the greatest ever, The only thing that matters is how many Championships and Finals MVP’s you finish with. Wilt Chamberlain was as dominate in the post season as he was in every other regular game he played. He averaged 22.5 points, 24.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assist per post-season game. (Altenor) He averaged more rebounds a game than points, which is very hard to do, and still score high points, which…

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  • The Season Of The Toronto Raptors Team

    Despite wrapping up the most successful regular season in franchise history, 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…

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  • Age Discrimination In Basketball's One-And-Done Rule

    One-And-Done: Age Discrimination “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player” (Korman). The purpose of basketball is not just to be the best and have the most titles; it should be meant for players to develop integrity and try to set an example for the next generation. But all these characteristics that develop as an athlete progresses are not acquired through college basketball. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, championed “Article…

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  • Nick Cassavetes Research Paper

    Humankind Nick Cassavetes was set to become a great basketball player but that career ended with an injury. Yet, he figures out that the talent his father has is in him as well.iLife does not always go the way people would want it to. Life is like a rollercoaster. It is has its ups and downs. Enjoy the good times while they last. Fight through the hard times, and learn from the mistakes so that they are not repeated in the future. There is a reason for everything in life. Actor, director, and…

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  • Michael Jorden: The Most Valuable Player

    After six National Basketball Association (NBA) Championships, eleven NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards and playing an astonishing fifteen seasons, Michael Jorden continues to be an inspiration for, not just me, but for so many young people. His combination of motivation, determination, athleticism, and definition to the game of basketball is the reason why he was voted as the Athlete of the Century. As with others, I am a huge fan of Michael Jordan; I bought his high top “jump man”,…

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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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  • The Ultimate NBA Playoff Game Analysis

    The Ultimate NBA Playoff Experience “They need a three to tie, Lowry half court heave a prayer at the buzzer, oh Kyle Lowry he hits and we are going to overtime in Toronto (Eastern).” This is what Kevin Harlen, a NBA commentator, said during the game as Kyle Lowry hit a buzzer beater to go into overtime in the playoffs. The NBA playoffs are a huge attraction in the United States, Canada, and even countries overseas to many people. Basketball can be one of the most exciting sporting events in…

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