Essay by And1kingHigh School, 11th gradeA+, April 2004

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Everyday there are lots of kids that are enthused about the game of basketball. I was enthused by the game at the age of five. From then on I was trying to learn and develop my basketball skills. I wanted to be like my idols such as Micheal "AIR" Jordan, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Pete "Pistol" Maravich, and the little sensation Isaiah Thomas I could go on and on about the many great that I watched on television. It seems to me like basketball was a drug that I just couldn't live without and until this day I am just the same way.

Me, as a person sits back on Sundays and watch Sunday Night Hoops to look at different playing styles of the game. I love to watch the spectacular dunks, and crossover moves that the players like, Allen Iverson, Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Kobe Bryant, and Tracy McGrady do on the court.

I also look a different videos that teams make like the NBA's top 10 dunks, and the NBA's top 10 crossovers. Man when I see those guys do what they do all I can do is look and laugh in excitement, and try to imitate them the next time on the court.

Basketball may not look hard but it is a mental game 90% mental and 10% physical besides any fool can pick up a ball and dribble it. Just the basics itself takes practice like dribbling, shooting, passing, and just knowing what to do in different situations. See I would have to go to different camps to work on my skills I mean I have to get better to better myself for the future. I mean come on I'm to far ahead now to stop where I'm at now but...