NBA Draft

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  • The Nba Of Nba Draft

    Originally, the NBA required you to be at least four years graduated from high school in order to be eligible for the NBA draft. This changed in 1972 when Spencer Haywood, a basketball player who was in the midst of losing his status as a professional basketball player when the supreme court made a 7-2 decision in Haywood’s favor and granted “hardship cases” to players in financial need and allowed them to leave college early and to be eligible for the NBA draft. (US Supreme Court) Haywood’s case made it possible for future hall of fame NBA players like Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James to make way into the NBA and become legends. These players were drafted straight out of high school and took the NBA by storm. If they had decided to go onto college and play for a year or two or three before joining the NBA, who’s to say they would be as successful? Who’s to say they were to grow as athletes and as individuals as much as they did with the decision they made? If anything they grew more rapidly being around only adults right after high school compared to the college boys that are surrounded by only kids for the couple years they spend in college. Hardship cases were granted to basically anyone with the talent. If the NBA saw that you fit, they would grant you a hardship case because it was that easy. It was a beautiful time period to see so many young kids train day and night to be in the NBA and to see such talent blossom from that hunger, it…

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  • Essay On Why Nba Players Should Not Go To College

    Over the years, statistics have shown that NBA players who go to college tend to avoid bankruptcy just as frequently as those who go straight to the NBA from high school. [MC(1)] Along with this, findings also show that players should have to go through at least two years of college. The reasoning behind this is so that the players are intelligent enough to take care of their money. These two years of college could perhaps allow these athletes to make smart, sound choices with their life and…

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  • Stephen Durant Character Analysis

    Durant is a College student and has a dream to be in the NBA. Although he doesn't know if he will get drafted to the NBA. He worries that he is not tall enough, not strong enough, and not fast enough. So, this off-season, Stephen plans to work harder than he ever has. He then hires a personal trainer to help him with his weaknesses. The hiring of the personal trainer was hard for him cause he didn't have much money. He used up his money the other day helping homeless men move into his new…

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  • Coachup Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    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 advertisement takes place in a dark gym with Stephen and one other person. His recent success has propelled him to the top of the NBA. Stephen Curry appeals to many young athletes, especially those who…

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  • The Great Wall Research Paper

    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…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Basketball Team

    headed towards the hoop. As the ball neared its highest point, the shot clock went off, and the shrill buzzer pierced through the silence. Everyone in that arena was focused on one thing: the basketball, and where it would end up. It was June of 2014, and I had just learned that in October, Wells Fargo would be hosting an NBA preseason game. This was pretty special, because I had never been to an NBA game before and was really excited to go. My dad, even though he would never show it, was…

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  • Compare And Contrast Mba And Nba

    learn the game. In my opinion, the two best ways to watch the game is by watching the NBA or the NCAA. The NBA or National Basketball Association, is a league of professional club basketball teams that all compete in North America with only 30 teams. It is considered to be the best of the best when it comes to the sport. The NCAA or National Collegiate Athletic Association, is a collegiate level play of basketball with over 300 Divison 1 basketball teams. Each association have been playing the…

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  • Situation Analysis: The Celtics

    best season since the post “Big Three” era and according to Vegas odds they are expected to be the second best team in the East with fifty-one wins. A lot of commentators of the NBA would have you believe that they are in an enviable position with their stockpile of draft picks and young players. The signing of Al Horford seems to be a turning point in the rebuilding of the Celtics by acquiring the four time NBA all-star they finally added some legitimacy to their title hopes. But there are…

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  • Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    is shot, he drops like a big sandbag. The weight of the physical items alone are enough to slow a man down and carry on and fight the war. But when you add the emotional ball and chains such as fear, love for missed ones, guilt, or stress, the weight becomes too much and you are sure to break down eventually. Tim O’Brien uses a lot of symbolism to add to how unbearable, cruel, and unpredictable war is due to the burdens that soldiers carry. The unpredictability of the war begins with the…

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  • Peer Reflection: The Writing Process

    sitting, working through the writing process actually forced me to stop and thoroughly read every source to find what information I agreed/disagreed with. Pre-writing helped to pinpoint what my beliefs/ideas were in both the personal culture paper as well as the quote-directed paper. Peer review and tutoring really helped to improve the conciseness of my papers, drawing all my thoughts and ideas into clear, cohesive paragraphs that flowed smoothly from one to the next. My peers and my tutor…

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