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    Larry Bird was indisputably the best forward to ever play in the National Basketball Association. Larry Bird is full of drive, continually seeking his inner-goal which was to one day become a star player. Late nights on his small, cracked driveway in a small town plowed the prosperous way of life that he worked so hard to achieve. Shoving his way out of poverty, Bird left a legacy in the high-flying game of basketball. Born in West Baden, Indiana located outside French Lick, Indiana Bird was placed into a fairly large family. Bird played every sport available to him, including his previously most favorite sport of baseball. His older brother was a high school basketball hero winning a championship for his team. This favorable action led to…

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    How To Play Basketball

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    For many youth, recreation sport leagues give them a way to express themselves, release emotions, and keep them out of the streets and trouble. Across the United States, it is recorded that more than 2,000 recreation basketball leagues are open for youth to become apart of. The Boys and Girls Club of America serves as a great resource. Many notable persons grew up in the Boys and Girls Club. Earvin “Magic” Johnson is one that numerous adolescents look up to in the basketball world. Being that he…

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    Larry Bird "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." That was one of the famous quotes from Larry Bird. Larry Bird was born on December 7, 1956, in Baden Springs, Indiana. He attended Indiana State University and was Drafted by the Boston Celtics. He played 13 years in the NBA and went on to be a coach for the Indiana Pacers. I think that Larry Bird was the most admirable leader in…

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    Julius Winfield Erving III was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was one of the very few players that changed the game. When he played he electrified the court giving him sense power making him seem like he can do anything on the court. Dr.j went up against some of the Nba’s greatest players like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Clyde Drexler and embarrassed them by dunking on them because of his ridiculous athleticism. While he was playing there was no one that could guard…

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    referred to as the first mainstream hip-hop song, had lyrics about basketball. “Rapper’s Delight” wasn’t only popular in the United States, but it was an international hit. It quickly spread to a number of countries. Big Bank Hank rapped, “I got a color TV so I can see the Knicks play basketball.” This set the foundation for the rest of the symbiotic relationship between hip-hop and basketball. People heard this and implicitly drew a connection between the two. During this time, the NBA featured…

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    Phil Tollestrup (born October 21, 1949)[1] is a former Olympic basketball player as a member of the Canadian national men's basketball team during the 1970s. Six feet, six inches tall forward, Tollestrup attributes the development of his basketball ability to his being able to practice on a daily basis both at his school gym, where his father was janitor, and at the local cultural centre, which has an open gym.[2] The native of Raymond, Alberta was later a member of his local basketball team…

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    In 1979, the NBA fanbase saw the game being played in a way never seen before. Earvin Johnson a renowned player of the Los Angeles Lakers, showed off his basketball skill for 12 years. Known for having high numbers in assists, Earvin Johnson, also known as “Magic”, had the ability to see where everyone was on the court, and make unexpected passes. Aside from his basketball career, Magic became a huge advocate of AIDS and HIV awareness, while also writing a book about safe sex. Throughout the…

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    the fierce rivalry of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in there many face-offs for basketball glory. “When you think you have done enough, do a little more, because someone out there is working harder than you.” Jackie Macmullan really does a fantastic job telling the story on what it was like when the game was theirs. Magic Johnson and Larry Birds rivalry was unmatched, even to this day there hasn’t been a rivalry between 2 players of this magnitude. The rivalry between basketball legends Earvin…

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    Some of Basketball’s best shooters played in the 1970’s and 1980’s. One of those men was Larry Bird. Larry Bird was born in the small town of French Lick in Southern Indiana where his incredible basketball career began at Spring Valley High School. Larry Bird’s High School Coach told him that there was no place for him on any team if he keeps being so generous by setting his teammates up with great passes instead of shooting the ball. So Larry decided to just do both pass and shoot. He…

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    A female can weigh up to twice what her mate weighs. Harpy eagles mate for life and the males will help with incubation although most of the sitting is done by the female. Young harpy eagles will fledge at four and-a-half to six months old and reach sexual maturity at 4-5 years old. They prey on tree-dwelling mammals like sloths, various kinds of monkeys, and opossums, and occasionally on other birds like macaws and reptiles like iguanas. (peregrinefund.org; pbs.org) The Toco toucan is one of…

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