Research Paper On Basketball

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  • Basketball History

    This research paper presents a short history of basketball that describes how the sport began and then traces the high spots in its history, as well as the history of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Three pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • "The Basketball Diaries" - Reaction

    4 pages in length. Director Scott Kalvert's interpretation of Jim Carroll's book entitled The Basketball Diaries illustrates how drugs are all too often employed as a pinch hitter when life gets too hard to handle. Leonardo DiCaprio's performance of a promising Catholic school basketball player who - through a chain of temptation and bad choices - finds his life spiraling down at a pace faster than he can contemplate; heroin becomes the only thing that allows him to cope - or at least he believes this to be true in his distorted thought process, a pseudo-reality embraced by myriad adolescents caught in the grips of teen angst. At the core of this film is the obligatory lesson that drugs are not the panacea for what ails. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How the Popular Game of Basketball Evolves as an International Sport

    Basketball is the focus of this paper consisting of four pages and includes information on its founder James Naismith, how it has grown from the sport he invented to what is played today, with an examination of Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers also featured. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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