What basketball means to you?

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  1. Lukas Pelaitis profile image59
    Lukas Pelaitisposted 6 years ago

    What basketball means to you?

    What basketball means to you? It`s just a hobby for you or part of the life?

  2. worldonedigital profile image45
    worldonedigitalposted 6 years ago

    Basketball is part of my life.  I have been playing basketball all of my life.  Now in my latter years it is an enjoyable way to exercise with a very small dose of competition.  To me basketball resembles life, with the many ups and downs that accompany the game.  In basketball, everyone has a particular role to play in order to be a successful basketball team.  It can also be a vehicle to use in order to expand your education if one is skilled and fortunate enough to receive a scholarship.

  3. profile image53
    HEAVENGLORIESposted 6 years ago

    Basketball is the phenomenon of life. Each and every person is engaging himself to achieve the goal as he has set it up for his life. Today, it doesn't matter as to how the target is achieved. Whether it is gained as a result of making the efforts of other person be ruined or not. In all, the aspects of life are being imagined in the mirror of this game which teaches us not to walk on the ambitions of others but to create your own path and walk on it. These are only the views of mine sorry for any inconvenience.

  4. Nickalooch profile image90
    Nickaloochposted 6 years ago

    It's a part of my life. I played throughout my childhood and teenage years. I stopped after high school because of health issues. It will always be my favorite sport despite how poor the NBA has become.

  5. Matthew Maktub profile image61
    Matthew Maktubposted 6 years ago

    Basketball is a part of life.  As a white kid going to school in inner-city public schools thriving in basketball was a way for me to fit in and not be picked on.  As I got into HS, I wasn't good enough to make the High-school team so I focused on baseball instead.  When I got to college I was cut from the baseball team, so I decided to try out for the basketball team.  I made the team as a walk on and it was the best experience of my life.  I competed every day in practice with one of the best Junior College teams in the nation, I learned from a very good coach, and made life long friends that I am still in contact with to this day.

    Since college i have remained active playing pickup basketball for the exercise, competitiveness, and to keep connected with friends I made.  I also have been a volunteer coach and mentor with the Boys and Girls clubs.  I find it very easy to relate team basketball skills to success in life.  As a progress forward in life, I will continue to use what I learned in this sport as a way of giving back what it has gave to me.

  6. samtenabray profile image60
    samtenabrayposted 6 years ago

    It means a lot to watch this great sport nearly day in day out but just had a friend who moved from Australia to Indiana to watch the Pacers season!

  7. jeolmoz2 profile image54
    jeolmoz2posted 6 years ago

    Both! It's hobby now due to my age, but it has always been a part of my life. When my son was just learning how walk I put a toy baseball & basketball front him...he picked the toy basketball and now as a 16 year old High School kid, my son making old man proud by playing Varsity. PS my whole family would preferred him picking the toy baseball...long, long bloodline of baseball fanatics hahahaha

  8. Tammy L Bond profile image61
    Tammy L Bondposted 3 years ago

    Basketball became a staple in my life when the boys basketball coach at my elementary school decided to make a girls basketball team.  There were not many organized sports for girls at that time at the elementary level. I watched basketball on TV, but had never played. Once I learned the sport, I immediately fell in love. Because of my tumultuous home life, basketball became my outlet to get away from home - to dream, imagine, and express myself. It became another means for me to challenge myself other than academically.

    I went on to play on the varsity team my freshman year in high school. My "career" ended my sophomore season when I got pregnant. It was heartbreak. My life had no direction after that. I didn't play again until I graduated and enlisted in the army. I played on every base team at which I was stationed. Basketball put me on a high like nothing else could. After playing a game one day, my four year old daughter said, "Mommy, is it my turn to play?" That ended up being the start to her basketball career. She played on her first organized team in fourth grade and she was AMAZING! I'm not being biased when I say that either - all the parents and the coach were astonished at her skill and knowledge of the sport. After winning a full athletic scholarship to Mizzou, she went on to be drafted in the WNBA in 2006.

    What does basketball mean to me? In one word - LOVE!

  9. Dan W Miller profile image86
    Dan W Millerposted 22 months ago

    I wanted to prove to myself that I could play. I wanted a good workout and I was in constant competition with myself (to improve.) I mean I played A LOT every week.
    Stopped playing at around 38 because it was hard to face the fact that I was starting my downward trend towards being an old man on the court.  I always hated that guy because everyone gave him a bit of a break. F#$% THAT! I EARNED my way into games at the places I played at. Check out my expert advice hub please: http://hubpages.com/sports/How-To-Play- … Basketball
    thx, Dan

  10. Ryan Cornelius profile image64
    Ryan Corneliusposted 11 months ago

    Basketball is a huge part of my life. That's why right now I cannot stomach watching it_

  11. profile image60
    Mahipal2003posted 10 months ago

    The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

 
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