My research question is "Is a salary cap, or a maximum salary, necessary to maintain a functioning league, specifically in the NBA. And is it ethical in terms of the amount of money players make for a team?"
There are so many things that you can do to have fun. Everyone has there ways to stay out of trouble or just past time. I found a sport that I was talented at, and putting a ball in a rim is just an easy thing for me to do. There are so many great players that have came through the sport and one of the greatest players of this game has one of the biggest shoes brands in the world.
Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest NBA player of all time. But is this actually true? Michael Jordan is not the greatest of all time due to many reasons. One is that he is not as individually dominant of a player as many of his predecessors and successors. This is evidenced by the fact that he only won one playoff round until the drafting of Scottie Pippen in 1987. Some of the best players of all time have dominated their time and the history after them, but Jordan does not hold any major individual records.
My name is Mamadou and I'm a boy who likes to live life normal and this is how it is. I have a lot of faith in myself because when I want to do something I can do it because I have faith in myself. That’s why you need to give yourself confidence.
Now about my family I have 4 brothers, including me, that makes five brothers. But we all still live together as a happy family.
For our AP English class, we are writing research papers, and my paper is investigating if colleges or the NCAA should pay/compensate the student-athletes that generate so much money. I researched articles on the EBSCO site and found some interesting material. One argument against compensating athletes is that so few schools generate income from their sports, but the NCAA makes over $6 billion yearly, and none of that is given back to the players or families that generated that income.
For my senior project on the March Madness tournament, I attempted to do some research through the use of Twitter. I was not able to find a lot of useable information for my project, but I did manage to find a video that was quite interesting. The video discusses predictions for next season's team rankings. I believe some of the information from the video could be quite useful because it may give me some insight as to how teams are ranked each season. It also showed me the effect winning the tournament has on a team's ranking the next season.
I recently read an article by Andrew Zimbalist of the Huffington post. I found his point about how money needs to be spent on facilities, coaches, and their staff and not on the players to make the most out of the players. However, Mr. Zimbalist noted that he does agree that something needs to be changed in compensating athletes.
For my senior research project, I will be writing about The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, more commonly referred to as March Madness. I believe this is one of the most exciting sports events of the year, and it seems that everyone tunes in for this event during March. Below is a first draft of a possible opening paragraph:
There is much discussion lately on paying college athletes, since as of right now, they receive no payment for their talents. The most compelling evidence for paying college athletes that I researched was that the NCAA makes around $6 billion a year. Students do not get a penny, since they are considered amateurs, and the NCAA wants to conserve the notion of amateurism. Furthermore, coaches make millions of dollars from salary, but also obtain money from endorsements, radio shows, promotions, etc.
Introduction: For the last month or so I have been working on Scratch. That is a website in which you can make animations with blocks. Blocks are basically "building blocks" that make your characters animated. I got really frustrated by just figuring out how to make it move. For ex, I thought the legs were supposed to go back and forth like regular humans but turns out they stay in the same pose all throughout. For reasons like that it took me just 2 hours alone to do this technology homework on scratch.
My name is Claude, and I like football. I was born May 8, 2000. I became a football star when I was little. I had 600 yards in the little league. This was a turning point because I did better than people in the NFL. I live in the Bronx.
I'm good at math, global, and gym because I have teachers in the past who taught me.
I enjoy playing football, basketball, and video games. I taught myself and I train with my friend sometimes too. In basketball, I'm a great defender in the paint and I train to know the calls to help me get better.
Drew is a kid in Harlem that has a dream of becoming a basketball player. There was another star by Drew’s Coach's offense. He know that his grades wouldn't and that’s not working out for him. When drew team makes it to the playoffs he know he had to show up big. He didn't want all the prospects looking at him to fade away. This book had me thinking that was there any other players that played ball but couldn't make it. So if you want to find out those drew show up and gives the prospects something to look for or is he a great baller like the rest of them that never made it to the NBA.
I am a student at New Directions Secondary school from the Bronx.
My name Is Isaiah P. and there are many things are special about my name and one special fact is that it comes from the bible. Also my name is very famous. I’m from the Bronx NY. Also, I really don’t like the Bronx because it is very bad. Some students do not value their education. I miss my grandma because she passed away. I love my family, and I like to be around them all the time.
What I think about my book so far is that its a good book to inspire kids to never give up on your dream and dream big.The main character in the book million dollar shot Eddie is kinda bad at basketball.He tries to make this shot to win million dollars to prove hes good at basketball.
I'm a student at New Directions Secondary School in the Bronx. I’m Moses Ortiz and I am 15 years old in 7th grade. I got left back in school in grade first, fourth, and sixth. I love to play basketball and my favorite team in the NBA is the New York Knicks. I also like the Chicago Bulls. My favorite player in the NBA is Carmelo Anthony
My name is Cesar, and I'm a student at New Directions Secondary School in the Bronx. I come from here New York. My family is from the Dominican Republic. My favorite subject is Math. I also love to talk to my friends. Outside school I enjoy playing video games, basketball. I also like watching basketball. I usually go to sleep around 7:00 AM to wake up for school.
The whore of akron is about the author -- why he hated lebron james since he switch to miami. I agree lebron shouldn’t just gave up on cleveland but he should've ask for extra players to give good contribution.
The second 32 middle of The whore of Akron by Scott Raab might leave a reader feeling shocked because when lebron left cleveland the author took it to the heart like he lost someone in his life An example of this is on page 35. "lebron is not loyal to one team" This is anger because showing how mad he is lebron left cleveland.
Ben McBain, the protagonist in Game Changers, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others.
One, he is short . Two, he is determined. Three, he is Athletic.
These traits influence his relationships with others. “You dont suck that was only one down.”
Later, on page 200, Shawn O'Brien interacts with Ben McBain, basically cheering him. “Man i owe you one I scored a touchdown” Ben’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of his Athletc, and sparks a feeling of love.
Last night the Heat got blown out by the Spurs. This means Lebron and Miami are now facing elimination. The Heat are a big deal in my school but people don't realize Tim Duncan has more rings than Lebron.
I think the Spurs are leading because they have more of a game plan. The Heat rely on three players too much. The Spurs use their whole team, relying on their bench players to be ready. The Heat rely on making athletic plays too much. I think instead they need to use better strategy. Coach Popovich is looking for his fifth ring and I think he'll get it soon.
The Great Debate: Lebron or Jordan? With Jordan being retired you really can’t have a one on one match but, the one thing that people are able to compare with are numbers. Numbers never lie do they? In points, Jordan’s 15 year career average was 30.1 points compared to Lebron’s 27.5 average. Jordan also beats James with his steals averaging 2.3 a game vs. 1.7, showing that he doesn’t slack off on defense. James edges Jordan with assists. When its all said and done we will really never know who was better or will we? Comment your opinion below!
Characters: Paul, Michael, and Matt
Describe the setting: They are outside, walking on the street.
(Paul, Michael and Matt enter stage left.)
Paul: Wow, I’m feeling real good right now.
Matt: Word, want to get in a workout?
Paul: Yo Michael, you up for it? Lets do a basketball workout.
Michael: Aight man lets go!
(Everyone walks to stage right.)