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Basketball is my Favorite Sport

December 19, 2008
By Daniel Jarasa, Glendale, CA

The sport of basketball is known as a fun past time for any person young or old. Basketball is a great way of exercise and a great way to have fun with friends and possibly make some new ones. I love to watch and play the game, basketball is a very entertaining sport and can be played by anyone. Basketball has many negative and positive things about it based on my opinion. Basketball is known as a good pastime in many people’s eyes but can also be seen as a passion for many others.

Basketball in my opinion the best thing I can do with my friends to have fun while burning a few calories. I see basketball as a fun and easy way to have fun rather than sitting on the couch all day playing video games or watching television. One reason I love basketball is because you need only yourself to play the game or, you can play with teammates. I prefer to have others to play with rather than just playing alone. To me there is not only one word that I can describe basketball. You meet tons of people and you are able to play with your friends for hours without getting one thought of boredom. One thing I love about basketball is that people have many different styles of play. There are styles such as a passer, playmaker, shooter, defensive player, and dunker or highflyer. When you play basketball you feel much more confident and makes you not care much about how others think about you. When I possess the ball in basketball I have the mentality of being the best and no one could stop me. Many people have creative ideas and find new ways to trick the opposing players. Playing Basketball is very entertaining since there are endless ideas you can think of just with a hoop and a basketball. There are many reasons why I love to play the game of Basketball but I also love to watch the game also.

Basketball to me is overall the best sport out of all of the other sports such as baseball, soccer, and football. I also believe out of all these sports basketball is the best sport to watch on television. Basketball is very fun to watch on television because when you watch it you can take the moves you see the professional’s perform and add them to your style of play. I take many of my moves from professional basketball players and make them my own because they expand my arsenal of tricks. There are a variety of tricks the players perform during games it makes the games much more enjoyable to be watching. My favorite player to watch is Kobe Bryant. He makes basketball seem as a mere game for little kids. He is an all around athlete is still going strong at 30 years old. He is a big role model to many kids who enjoy playing this sport. Kobe can do anything he is a very versatile player and could get anywhere around the court in a blink of an eye. Bryant is the definition of all-around in my book. He knows how to play both sides of the game offense and defense. I look at Kobe Bryant as the ultimate weapon. I want to play like him as I continue to get better and better every time I play basketball. Kobe makes the game much more enjoyable to watch because of his acrobatic shots and stunning defense. Basketball is my favorite sport of all-time. There are just endless possibilities when it comes to the thought of basketball.

Basketball is a great way to get your mind off things and is also a great way to express yourself. It is a sport that can work your whole body. It’s a great pastime for any one and is a great way to bond with family members and friends. I see in my eyes that basketball is very addicting and makes you want to play more and more of it. Basketball is known as a good pastime in many people’s eyes but can also be seen as a passion for many others.

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on Oct. 21 2012 at 6:00 pm
i love that kind of sport its so attacted and its easy to play and that is a fun sport for everybody and im so glad to says BASKETBALL my homework is on that same sports and its very easy  to says because i know everything about 

deathstar83 said...
on Oct. 4 2012 at 9:12 pm
Dude, sick piece of writing! I'm happy to say basketball is my favorite sport too, so I totally get where you're comin' from with this. Not to make this comment sound too constructive, but I happened to notice a few tiny grammatical errors, but it's all cool. Once again, Nice job!

on Sep. 26 2012 at 8:32 am
Shamsudin97 BRONZE, Reykjavik, Other
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Only God Can judge me.

Wow, I was really impressed by your writing. I play soccer but basketball is one of my favorite sports too. It’s really fun to go outside on a good summer day and just play with your friends. I think that if you would maybe describe how u practice, like your methods. How do u improve your shooting, layups or like your jump power, do u exercise everyday or what?. Kobe Bryant is also my favorite player and your description of him is so true, everything u said was true. He truly is the best player in the NBA. I have met a lot of people that play basketball on the court that have become my friends also. I have never practiced basketball, but I have just been playing with my friends through the years. I watch it much too, the playoffs and pre-season. What I have watched on NBA TV or ESPN, I have learned a lot from it. Tips and tricks, for example like killer crossover or how to finish a 360 dunk or layup. I find it much more fun to watch basketball rather that soccer because it’s always a lot of excitement and atmosphere. I hope u do well on your basketball career. Sincerely- Shamsudin97

strosnider13 said...
on Sep. 21 2012 at 9:15 am
I personly love sports such as basketball, cross country, track and field, football, and baseball I'm just the athletic kind of person and I think doing sports for a school team or maybe a travel team is a good expeirence for anybody who likes sports and its a good way to meet new people and playing basketball or any sport is a good way to get people outside whetther you have your own basketball hoop or at a park.

Sally beck said...
on Aug. 9 2012 at 1:26 pm
Mabrak is the best

cool said...
on May. 15 2012 at 12:58 pm
this essay is good but d title should b changed and sum advanced vocabulary sud b choosen

on Apr. 19 2012 at 10:42 pm
No, Andrea Bargnani is  the best

Babygirl03 said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:17 am
Babygirl03, Rockford, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Cabs are here

i hate cheerleaders

Babygirl03 said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:15 am
Babygirl03, Rockford, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Cabs are here

this helps

Ghori said...
on Jan. 20 2012 at 11:56 am
y u enjoy this game???

on Jan. 18 2012 at 12:39 am
i like this essay so much...........

NOOB said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 9:15 pm
I would hit that even harder

on Dec. 20 2011 at 3:00 pm
I would hit that...HARD!

NOOB said...
on Dec. 20 2011 at 10:01 am
I mean do you wear a skirt and everything? That sounds so hottt!

NOOB said...
on Dec. 20 2011 at 9:56 am
Ohhhhh Yaaaaaaaaa! I should come and watch you some time

SANTA said...
on Dec. 19 2011 at 10:19 am
my favorite sport is CHEERLEADING

NOOB said...
on Dec. 19 2011 at 10:06 am
My favorite sport is knitting

byebye said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 8:43 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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I had a basketball game today, my favorite sport too :)

Nice writing!

karan123 said...
on Nov. 25 2011 at 6:34 pm

yeah it was good nt so much


fugy.loke said...
on Nov. 16 2011 at 8:48 am
 it;s cool and kobe bryant is a best polayer 

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