English Composition I
July 23, 2013
Basketball is More Than a Game
When you look at a basketball what do you see? Most would see a orange, sphere, shaped rubber ball. There are black lines and real leather. If you look closer, you can see the size of the ball you are paying with. A basketball could be just a toy for many people, or even just a sport, but for me it means so much more. A basketball represents my blood, sweat, tears, passion, and basketball is like family. At this time in my life there are only three things I devote my life to: family, friends, and basketball. Basketball has shaped my life more than anything else. Basketball has installed in me a will to achieve and embrace my goals instead of being scared of them. Basketball game me an opportunity to try something new, new opportunities and experiences are not such a big deal anymore. From school to personal things such as getting in trouble and maturing and becoming a better person. The lessons I learned from basketball impacted my life most.
First basketball represents change for me. Growing up I was a rebel. I never did anything I was supposed to or asked to do. I made it a point to rebel against my parents, teachers, and siblings. My parents didn’t know where this behavior had come from or how it could be stopped. I was often punished for this behavior this behavior that started when I was 10. My parents thought I was a bad child because the trouble I use to get into. But one day my father put me into a basketball league at the YMCA to keep me outta trouble. I honestly didn’t want to play but I was forced by my father. I came to find out that basketball would help me out so much. I had rules to follow from my coach playing a game that I fell in love with the first time I made a basket. I had a coach name Edward and I knew I wasn’t going to disobey him. I followed ever rule the coach gave the team. Before I knew it those habits transferred over to home and...