Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Basketball

One of my favorite sports is basketball. Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports. In the Olympics before, USA or the Dream Team are very dominant with this sport because of their high caliber NBA players in their team. But now you can see that it change, the competitions are tight because many countries are good in playing this. That is the reason why NBA teams are picking international players to join their team. Here in Philippines we have a professional league called PBA or Philippines Basketball Association. My favorite team ever since is Purefoods, although they change their name to BMEG I still support them. My favorite player is The Captain Alvin Patrimonio (now retired playing and still in BMEG management as Team Manager) and James Yap, King James or also known as Boy Thunder (Ex-husband of Actress Kris Aquino whose brother is now a President of the Philippines whose mother is a former President Corazon Aquino that died in a colon cancer, that his husband is also dead). Enough of Showbiz Chikas. Let’s talk about Basketball.


Basketball was invented in December of 1891 by James Naismith. Naismith introduced basketball at Young Men’s Christian Association Training School ( Now known as Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Basketball is a team sport which has a main goal to outscore the opponent. Each team can put five players at the same time trying to score points by throwing or shooting a ball through the hoop while following a set of rules that is not to be discussed here.

A hoop consists of 18 inches rim in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard. A team can score two points (inside the three point line, three points (if the player hits outside the three point line), or by free throws (given when a shooting foul was made or by technical foul) which is one point every ball made in the free throw line. Any way this sports are known all over the world so no need to elaborate all the details.

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For me the greatest player who plays basketball is Michael Jordan. How about you? Who do you think is the greatest player plays this sport? Do you play basketball? Which team and players are your favorite?

His Airness Michael Jordan

Note : Pictures taken from google

4 comments:

oomguru said...

like air jordan so much -_-

Nafisah Ruslan said...

love table tennis.. hehe

teratai said...

my students loved this game!

Vanken said...

nice if seeing someone doing slam dunk...