Basketball is love, and basketball is life. It is my passion and it means everything to me. The court with the basket is my home. I believe in playing basketball.
The ball and I share an unsplittable bond. During the practises and games, the ball might go off my hands, but instead, that is what making me wanted to get it back. When I have the ball in my hands, I would be like a chicken chasing predator away to protect it chicks.
“I guard the ball, guard your man guys, get set. ” I really loves how we communicate closely together in playing basketball. When we play together, we are in one family even though we are not that closed outside of the court. We speaks to each other, while giving suggestion and giving feedback. I had never ever felt so comfortable and warm in playing other sport except playing this. “Keep it up, go, you can do this, and don’t worry about taking shot.” Those encouraging words is what brings everyone together as a team and stand up against the other. Those positive words is what moving us forward with confidence and collaboration. Those empowering words is what making us individual a better players. I believe that these are not just words, but the hidden meaning of loves deeply inside it, is what making it so special and yes through playing basketball.
I am not only playing basketball, but what make it more special to me is that, I am also watching basketball, the National Basketball Association (NBA). I am a young fan of the Golden State Warriors which is in the west conference. Usually, I spend my free time watching my team played and trying to follow the style that my idol Wardell Stephen Curry did with his shooting, passing, faking, and dribbling. It has really inspired me to play more and most important, is to practise more and setting my own goal of becoming a better player in the future. I remember one time when the Warriors play against Utah Jazz and the time remaining less than one second then he just make a shoot back at the half court and beat the buzzer. After watching that shoot, I really want to become like him one day which make me more an ambitious person and not afraid with missed shot. One time he said “ I can’t say enough, how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am.” I have been heard many quotes similar to this, but I think that this quote is the most special. Playing and watching basketball means so much to me and I believe that basketball is part of my identity.
I never ever going to forget the memories of playing basketball. I used to be so frustrated before playing, and after training and when I stepped out of the court, I forget all the sadness and bad things happening to me. I forget about the doing my stressful homework that may lift my grade up to at least 90% in average. I forget about my best friends borrowing my money which making so mad when their haven’t returned it yet. I forget about my brother eating my apple without asking when I left it in the fridge. I forget about doing my house chores and accepted blames from my housemate. I forget about everything. The one things that I am going to do is finding my socks and putting on my tennis shoes. Then running to the court, grab a ball and practise my shooting. I used to be so afraid of making shot. In practise, I try so hard to make shot again and again. Every weekend, I at least spend 2-3 hours practising shooting. I fall, my arms hurt, I made ugly shot, but I still moving on. I believe that the passion and effort I’ve put in playing this is what lift me back up. I started to make good shot, and better handle with the ball. This is not only my passion, but it is my safe zone. I love when I make a basket, and my coach yelled, “Bucket, let’s go Somp.” I can’t say this enough, and I love everything about basketball. I believe in my love in basketball.