Why I Love Basketball

Topics: Psychology, Leisure, Personal life, 2006 singles, Time, Learning / Pages: 4 (945 words) / Published: Jan 12th, 2013
In my free time, I enjoy a plethora of activities but I have come to the conclusion

that basketball is my all-time favorite pastime. Watching the sport

on television is just as enjoyable as playing it. Strangely, basketball has

always seemed to permeate my life in one way or another. Sometimes, I feel like

I was born to dream, live, and even sleep thinking about basketball. Basketball

is such an amazing sport and I cannot fathom living in a world in which the

sport did not exist. Nonetheless, basketball has impacted my life in such a

phenomenally positive way and definitely has molded me into the individual that

I am glad to be.

When I was about the age of 7 years old, I began playing basketball for the

city in which I resided. My parents had tried soccer, t-ball, swimming, and

even hockey but I was not interested at all. Basketball captured my heart. I

loved learning the defensive and offensive plays. When I played offense and

actually had the ball while dribbling down the court, I became unstoppable and

nobody could touch me. Adrenaline set in and nobody could stand in my way. Of

course I was on cloud nine when I shot a basket and actually made it. My

parents were always so supportive and cheered for my every move. They were

always so proud of me. I scored many points game after game. I was often the

MVP during the majority of my games during my early basketball

experiences. Also, my coaches loved me because I was definitely a true team

player and not a ball hogger. Game after game, I always felt so elated because I

was always able to contribute to my team in a positive way no matter if we won

or lost the games. However, it was always a much better feeling to win a game

than to lose as a young child.

As I became older, my experiences with basketball blossomed even further.

I played on a traveling/club team. Our team name was the Gym Rates. We played

in local tournaments and even some

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