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  • Gender Barriers In Sports

    typically brought against women in the NCAA are significantly more pronounced at the professional level. In this manner, the assistant coach position is the dominant role that women are given, which is reflected in the example of Becky Hammon at the Sacramento Kings. More so, Hammon’s success is a reflection of the ongoing problem of sexism in the NCAA: On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first female full-time member of an NBA coaching staff. But as the professional league makes gender progress, college basketball is slipping (Hess, 2014, para.1). This aspect of Hammon’s newly found success is part of the larger picture of patriarchal culture, which has devolved the role of women’s coaching for men’s basketball. Certainly, the NBA has made an overture to Hammon as an assistant coach, which allows her the opportunity to eventually, become head coach on the team. However, this example is rare, especially in the context of the decreasing opportunities for women to partake in collegiate coaching positions. However, Hammon (now an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs) has now been joined by Nancy Lieberman in this position: “Sacramento Kings assistant coach Nancy Lieberman became the second female to land a job on an NBA bench, following Becky Hammon” (Bishara, 2015, para.4). These opportunities show a slowly increasing role for women as coaches in the NBA, yet the collegiate opportunities are dwindling. This conundrum…

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  • How Did Jackie Robinson Think About Racial Equality

    He paved a path for other young African American players to have a chance to play the game they love without being judged for their skin color but being judged for their skills. Jackie Robinson’s skill and courage soon covered his skin and people started to see him for the skilled baseball player he was. Yes racism still was a war for Jackie but more people started to look past that. Jackie died October 24, 1972 happy with his accomplishments. One of Jackie’s sons, David Robinson played in the…

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  • Julius Winfield Erving: The Greatest Basketball Player

    they still could not win a title. The Squires were thinking over what they needed in a team and needed some cap space to fulfill the effort so they traded Jukius Erving to the New York Knicks. The following season he was ready to win a championship and he had every thing he needed to do so. That season he was named the ABA 's MVP. He led his team to a championship over the Utah stars in six games. Throughout his whole five year career in the ABA he received many accolades like, two…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Basketball Team

    He caught the ball with eight seconds left in the game. A defender ran towards him, one hand in the air to try to block the shot. As he jumped up, the entire crowd held their breaths. Everything was moving in slow motion; his arm extended and the ball spun out of his hand, gliding up into an arc 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,…

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  • Coachup Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    “Being a superstar means you’ve reached your potential, and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet.” Stephen Curry, professional basketball player for the 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…

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  • Brooklyn Nets Payroll Case Study

    When did the Brooklyn Nets become a savvy, resourceful franchise? How does a team with little to no assets add draft picks and even a former lottery player? Welcome to the New Nets. The Brooklyn Nets are no longer the laughing stock of NBA front offices (take that Knicks!), after Marks and Co. have made this an organization players actually want to join. On July 13th, the Toronto Raptors officially sent DeMarre Carroll, a 2018 lottery-protected first-round and 2018 second-round to the Brooklyn…

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  • Differences Of Michael Jordan Vs. Kobe Bryant

    Michael Jordan Vs. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant has throughout his life been compared to Michael Jordan in almost every aspect. Some say that Kobe Bryant steals Michael Jordan’s moves, even Michael Jordan thinks that Kobe steals his moves. Kobe and Michael are both champions, shooting guards, and they both had very successful careers. In 1991, Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship in only five games. At the time the Playoffs were four game elimination, meaning that first team to win four…

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  • Kobe Bryant Informative Speech

    Everybody like basketball. Basket ball had a lot of great players like Larry bird or the king Jordan. To me the best is Kobe Bryant also known as the black Maba. I am going to tell you about his early career and his professional career. His legacy and the records he broke and set now I am going to tell you how he came straight out of high school to the NBA. Bryant started playing basket ball when he was 3 years old. His favorite team growing…

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  • Essay On Riverwalk

    It’s New Year’s Eve 2015. My family and I are walking the streets of downtown San Antonio heading to the Riverwalk. My heart is already pumping blood uncontrollably, not because of the lengthy walk we had to take in order to reach the Riverwalk, but of excitement. The feeling of excitement due to that I will once again be reunited with the Riverwalk; my favorite place in this whole world. This small stretch of river, which I’ve visited two times previously, has a special place in my heart. When…

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  • Importance Of Rodeo

    During my ride at state, the bull stopped bucking and remained motionless for approximately 1.5 seconds. While stopped, I could clearly hear everyone behind the chutes screaming at me to spur him, but among the various voices I heard my dad’s words of wisdom, ‘keep your spurs set!’ When the bull did begin bucking again, he cranked it back to the left, which is rodeo slang for, he spun to the left hard. Had I had my feet out of him and been spurring, I would have been rocked to one side and…

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