Basketball’s Greatest Players Essay, Research Paper
BASKETBALL’S GREATEST PLAYERS
There are many great players who had the talent to be all pro and lost it
in the streets. Probaly the two most famous to fail are Lloyd Daniels and Earl
Manigult. Both could of been all-stars but let the drugs and inner city life
destroy there chances. It’s been said that Earl Manigult’s best feat was being
able to jump up to the top of the backboard and take a dollar bill and replace
it with four quarters. One other rumor was he once dunked a basketball
backwards thirty-six times in a row to win a sixty dollar bet. Now to Lloyd
Daniels, said to be the best basketball player ever to play in New York he
was heavely recruited and signed with UNLV despite never graduating H.S.
His biggest downfall was his addiction to drugs since he was twelve years
old. Despite having anything he wanted and UNLV he was caught buying
drugs and kicked off the basketball team and out of school.
Next, the player who did make and continues to rock the up and rising
basketball world. The most famous and most known of the basketball
players is Michael Jordan. He has won four NBA titles and is the most
recognized player ever. Despite his pro career he was once cut from his
H.S. team. Then two years later he was a H.S. all-american. Two years later
at the University Of North Carolina Michael as a freshman hit the game
winning shot to secure the legendary coach Dean Smith his first ever
collegiate championship. As a pro playing for the four time defending
champions he has averaged 32.2 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, 6.4
rebounds , 2.7 steals, and 1 block. Michael Jordan is the best role model for
America’s youth since Dr. J (Julius Erving) and he’s also a perennial all-star.
The game of basketball is the most up and rising game in the 90’s.
People who make up the sport come from anyware from Cabrini Green
Projects in Chicago to New South Wales Australia. To end this, the game of
basketball is the most skill oriented sport and the people who play the game
will never forget it.