Basketball is my favorite sport. The reason why, is because I’ve been playing basketball since I was eight years old and I became attached to this game. Basketball is a game where two teams play against each other. There are also different players on the team. The different positions are small forward, power forward, point guard, shooting, and center. I am the point guard. The point guard controls the ball and make plays.
When I joined a basketball team in the 7th grade, my team was called the AJ middle basketball team. I felt excided and I also met new friends! My favorite player on the team was the shooter. The shooter never missed a shot and was always a hard working team player. When I play basketball I felt more confident and it makes me not care as much about what others think about me. Basketball was a new hobby for me that helped me grow.
Basketball is very enjoyable for me and it keeps me out of trouble. I won’t say basketball is easy because it’s not. Playing basketball you have to practice with your team. My coach Mr. Williams made us practice every day after school if we had an upcoming game. We had to run laps, do push-ups, sit ups, drills, and sometimes we had to scrimmage the boys. When I would leave practice my body was sore. As a team everyone had to put all there effort into the game.
My first game I played in school was against the South middle school basketball team. We won the game that year! The score was 50 points against 45 points. We were so excite as a team. Knowing we worked hard and put our effort into the game. That pushed us even harder.
Have you ever watched basketball at home? Well, I have. My favorite team is the Warriors. What about you? Steph Curry is my favorite basketball player, because he is very confident in what he does in basketball and how hard he worked to get where he is. He’s also the point guard and shooter. He can do anything he is a very adaptable player and can get anywhere in the blink of an eye. I want to be like him when I grow up! When I have the ball in basketball I always try to do my best because you have to believe in yourself and be confident that your team can win.
Basketball is very fun to watch on TV because people like to watch it with their family and friends and root for their favorite teams. I also like to watch it because seeing how other people play and add it to my technique. I watch professional basketball players and use their moves as inspiration for my own. But won’t always know how the other team I’m playing against plays or some of their methods that they use. They might know better tricks than I know. But that doesn’t stop me from playing.
When I joined the varsity teamed in the 8th grade I was proud of myself. It was just another step in my life. Varsity players have more experience, that’s why they start and they usually finish the game too. I had to work very hard to join the varsity team. A lot of people couldn’t even make the team. I’m not bragging that’ll be overconfident… Right?
Being a teenager basketball has been a huge impact in my life from being a hobby to a strong obsession. I take basketball to the heart. I always want to go to University South Carolina. In 2017 they won the women’s national championship against Mississippi State 67-55. The school is really good and they have a lot of fans. They have a lot of good players on their team that haven’t graduated yet and still playing for their team. They have to pass their classes and make good grades so they are not only great athletes but they are great students.
Basketball made me grow and gain confidents as a person. It makes me happy because it’s my mind off things and makes me stay healthy. I get to meet new people when I go to different gyms. Even though I’m not playing on any team anymore but I can still enjoy myself when I want to hang with my friends.