What is Happening?

I was watching the Miami Heat game yesterday, and they were playing the San Antonio Spurs. I don’t really pay much attention to the uniforms of any team unless they are wearing something new. Boy was this something new. I put on my glasses to get a better look because I wanted to see what they were wearing and I see that the Spurs have on a camouflage patterned uniform. I understand the idea, and I think it’s beautiful that their uniforms were inspired to honor the men and women of the military, but no. It looks terrible. It needs to go. Whoever made these uniforms needs to go back to the drawing board and fix it and then re-debut it. I think maybe it could look good, but it doesn’t. To me they don’t look like a professional basketball team, they look like a team that’s playing in a competition or a street ball team with this uniform on.

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All I can say is yikessss. Maybe there are people that like this uniform, but I am not one of those people.

The Hardwood

I love basketball. Basketball makes me happy. I love playing basketball and I love watching games every night. I’ve first touched a basketball when I was four years old. Ever since then I knew that was my sport.

The first basketball player I was exposed to was Allen Iverson. I practiced to play the way he played. I dressed like him I even had braids. Watching him play made me happy. I even had his jerseys. I own a pair of his sneakers right now. Here is one of my favorite Iverson moments.

Iverson goes to work on Michael Jordan

Since I was young, Iverson wasn’t the only player I was watching. The only other player I loved to watch was Kobe Bryant. Kobe’s career is coming to an end he’s played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and is retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 season. I also had his jersey and stuck around through the 3-peat 2000/2001/2002 championship years, the tough years after Shaq left, and the back-to-back years 2009 and 2010. Even though now the team isn’t doing good at all I can’t switch.

He’s got accolades that I believe won’t be touched in many years. He’s second in points scored in one game (81), third in career all-time points, passing Michael Jordan (and still counting), he is the only player in NBA history with more than 30,000 points, 6,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds, and many more. He is arguably the greatest Laker ever, and Top 5 NBA players of all time. Here’s one of my favorite Kobe moments.

Kobe Bryant's jump shot - Imgur

Basketball makes me happy.

Ball is Life !!

This is a  Vintage Dwyane Wade dunk. I started watching basketball when I was a baby with my Dad and my brother and Dwyane Wade has always been my favorite basketball player. I love basketball !! I’m always up late because I’m always watching the games especially if Miami Heat (my favorite team) is playing.

This was taken from a video on youtube showcasing highlights of the game. the gif was created using Imgur.

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Should Athletes Get Paid

It STILL March Madness and college basketball players are like celebrities of their hometown and the biggest question in the back of everyone’s mind is as they cheer on there favorite team is should they be getting paid?

The NCAA is major widely publicized basketball tournament that both men and women play. (But lets be real all the attention is on male athletes not women.) March Madness has become a huge market for business its estimated to be making $6 billion annually. Coaches are getting huge payouts and colleges are getting a nice slice of that pie but what about those hard working players. The players who are attending the prominent college with the acceptance rate of 10.8% on full scholarship. They players there for the education but are forced into the spotlight because its the only way would have every been able to attend such a prestigious school.

Seriously though Duke University, home of the future 2015 NCAA champions Duke Blue Devils (yes i said it I’ll bet anyone on that) head coach Mike Krzyzewski raked in just a small amount of $9,682,032 last year and became the highest paid college coach of 2014. This year he has already made $6,043,979 and counting you know the year isn’t over he has a lot of HARD WORK ahead of him. If a coach can make this much I ask anyone reading this should the players should be getting a cut and lowering the coaches salary a bit?

IMO if a coach is making that much yelling at me from the bench and I’m risking my health dunking a ball then I should be getting payed twice as much as he is.TBH its crazy who gets payed the big bucks in this world. I know it takes talent to dunk a ball and make a basket from half court, to hit a home-run, or throw a 40yrd touchdown pass its really entertaining, but we need to acknowledge those who apply their minds just as much as those who apply there bodies.

March is Not so Mad at York

By Chereese Sheen Dick Vitale, “Coach K,” and the University of Connecticut Huskies are all huge names in the college basketball community, but even more relevant during March Madness. However, the March Madness craze has not swept through the York College campus. March Madness is the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball tournament … Continue reading March is Not so Mad at York

By Chereese Sheen Dick Vitale, “Coach K,” and the University of Connecticut Huskies are all huge names in the college basketball community, but even more relevant during March Madness. However, the March Madness craze has not swept through the York College campus. March Madness is the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball tournament … Continue reading March is Not so Mad at York