Basketball game essay (with active verbs).

Essay by Daytripper013Junior High, 9th gradeA+, December 2005

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The scoreboard shows 95-96; the Cleveland Cavaliers are trailing the Los Angeles Lakers by one point. It is the final game of the NBA season and Lebron James is leading Cleveland through their victorious season. One year earlier, the team coach drafted James into Cleveland's team hoping that this amateur would demonstrate the winning edge to the Cavaliers. The coach anticipated witnessing Lebron playing in a game; all doubts vanished when he realized the true skills of the young man. Now, Lebron's true challenge is leading his team to defeating their opponents in the most important game of the season. The clock indicates there are only 18 seconds left, enough time to score one more basket. The Cavaliers have one big challenge, racing with time to attain this basket and conclude their victory.

A player from the Cavaliers rebounds, controls the ball, and sprints down the court. He selfishly attempts to dribble through all of the opposing team players without passing the ball to his teammates.

He performs an ineffective move and nearly gets the ball snatched out of his hands. As a consequence of his imprudent and unintelligent actions, he is obliged to hold the ball, unable to further dribble. He throws a sloppy pass to a guarded teammate and the opposing team captures the ball in mid-air.

Kobe Bryant, one of the Laker's star players, possesses the ball and drives down the lane. He maneuvers the ball through two defenders and finds himself open behind three-point circle for the winning shot of the game. Panic overcomes the team, the coaches, and the crowd; all hope seems to be lost. Just as the offender fires the ball towards the Cavalier's basket, Lebron James bounds into the air and intercepts the ball with a swat of his hand. Another offender...