Basketball Essays


Swot Analysis for Nba D-league

purpose has so far proven to be successful. References Chazin, S. (2014). Connecting basketball fans with teams at the NBA D-League Draft. Cisco. Retrieved from http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration/connecting-basketball-fans-with-teams-at-the-nba-d-league-draft FAQ: NBA Development League. (2016). DLeague. Retrieved from http://dleague.nba.com/faq/ Price, S. (2015). 11 NBA teams are stuck without a D-League affiliate. SBNation. Retrieved from http://www.sbnation.com/2015/9/9/9296055/pacers-purchase-fort-wayne-mad-ants-d-league-franchise-affiliation-nba Santa Cruz Warriors. (2016). NBA. Retrieved from http://www.nba.com/dleague/santacruz/dleague_faqs.html Continue Reading...

Free Agency in Basketball

Changing the basketball Landscape Perhaps the most valued basketball player's representative that contributed to transforming the landscape of how athletes in this sport were compensated was Paul Silas. Interestingly enough, Silas worked for multiple of agencies that were intimately associated with basketball and player remuneration. He was actually a member of the Boston Celtics. Additionally, in 1975 he became the president of the National basketball Player's association. During the middle of that decade, Silas was able to take a decidedly different approach to arbitration… Continue Reading...

Rebranding at Reebok

sponsorships in various segments of the multibillion sports industry, including American football, baseball, basketball, cricket, boxing, and athletics. This indicates the strength of the brand. Though Reebok has from time to time engaged in rebranding in the past, the most recent rebranding was in 2014. The rebranding, which was the second significant rebranding in the company's more than a century history, specifically involved replacing the previous vector logo with the delta symbol (Khaund, 2014). It was intended to restore the company's diminishing market share in the rigorously competitive sportswear industry. In 2005, Reebok was acquired by Adidas in an… Continue Reading...

How to Plan a Birthday Party

some unforeseen reason, a playground is available for recreation and balls ( basketball, volleyball, kickball, football, baseball, wiffle ball) will be available. If the party is held in Robin's home, board games, card games, and entertainment games (charades, etc.) will be conducted. Step 5. Party supplies. Party supplies will be obtained from Party Source and will include blowers, hats, and cake. Chuck E. Cheese's will provide all cup and plate accommodations. Back-up supplies will be purchases in case the party is adjourned to one of the alternative locations. Back-up supplies will include colas, lemonade, plastic utensils, cups, plates and decorations.… Continue Reading...

Espn and Nba Deal

broadcasters of sports events. The company broadcasts diverse sports events including basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and cricket. It has particularly been a major broadcaster of National Basket Association (NBA) events since the early 2000s. NBA is the top and most popular men's professional basketball association not only in North America, but also worldwide. In 2014, NBA and ESPN renewed their deal to the tune of $24 billion to broadcast the league's events up to 2025 (Riccobono, 2014). Focusing on the ESPN-NBA deal, this paper discusses why media companies acquire the rights to broadcast sports events. basketball is one of… Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

and 8 away. Other pro sports clubs spend more time in their venues -- whether basketball, baseball, hockey or soccer and so the issue of a continual stream of income for the city is not as pronounced. Stadiums are more geared towards single-purpose activities than are arenas, which can house any number of in-door sporting events (as well as non-sporting events, such as university graduation ceremonies, public speaking tours, etc.). Stadiums have also been used to book speaking and/or concert tours -- from political campaign stops to rock and roll shows to evangelical performances. Thus, there is no reason… Continue Reading...

Toyota Center Of Houston Rockets

a central spot in the TV commercials that were shown during basketball broadcasts of the games that were played at the 'Toyota Center' basketball court. This was a first in the city's history that a sports center's naming rights were secured by a foreign, and not local, company. The Toyota-Houston Rockets contract covered not only naming rights but also many other aspects that would serve to ensure Toyota's constant and dominant presence was felt all over the facility. The contract also mentioned the inclusion of what became the arena's "Tundra Zone" that comprised of one double-sized set of rooms… Continue Reading...

Chinese Sport Venue and Market Values

growth average of 16% per year." (Chamber of Commerce, 2015 p 1). Moreover, the marketing agents such as basketball (NBA), American Football (NFL), and Baseball (MLB) play a major role in the commercialization of the Chinese sporting venues. Adidas, Coca-Cola and Mcdonald's also play a major role in the sponsorship of the sporting events in China. Ticket Sales The Damai Group is the distribution and entertainment platform for ticket sales for the sporting events. The tickets are sold at the sporting venues; tickets are also sold through the internet. Moreover, the secondary ticket sales agents also make the tickets available… Continue Reading...

Communicating Effectively for New Couples

for instance, women can go shopping with pals while men can go to a basketball match. The trick here is to find the right balance between completing your everyday jobs and duties, finding "alone" time and spending time with your partner. Strategies for Using Communication Techniques to Resolve Interpersonal Conflicts Brace yourselves for conflicts and problems, think about what step you will take: whether you will develop and apply conflict settlement skills or let such trivial issues ruin your relationship. All relationships see their fair share of issues and conflict. Conflict management is what differentiates a successful relationship from… Continue Reading...

Crisis Situations

both current and prospective customers consider other alternatives. 2nd Assignment In the wake of the crisis involving assistant basketball coach Dave White, Dearborn University through the vice president of communications should take the following steps in the next 24-48 hours. 1. Provide an initial response to the situation, clearly stating that the university is aware of the situation and that more details will be issued once more information about the allegations is gathered. This can be made via the club's or the university's website as well as social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. 2. Familiarize the management of the… Continue Reading...

College Student Development

aspirations, ideas, goals, and objectives. They also provide valuable opportunities for social development. While in college, I played basketball, was a member of the swimming club, and enjoyed sports competitions, cultural events, and theatre performances. These events introduced me to new friends, and were the ideal way of spending my leisure time. This substantially influenced my social development. Social development is a crucial element of college student development (Patton et al., 2016). As a result of college learning, one often experiences substantial interpersonal changes. They interact with people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse personalities. Learning to be sociable… Continue Reading...

Feminist Perspective Of the Sex Industry

impression about the actual nature of sex work and the sex industry. The same allure that professional basketball players may have over young African-Americans living in urban squalor hoping their skills on the court will enable them to rise out of their environment may be found in the relationship between Hollywood starlets whose sex appeal serves as a model for young women who imagine that by mimicking their sexy role models on screen they can use sexuality to either gain equality or dominate their way to a position of control. Sex can be a double-edged sword that slices both… Continue Reading...

Jonathan Giver Scholarship

when I used to visit San Diego and this campus often with my parents to attend basketball and football matches. I am a resident of Bear Valley, California, where I attended high school and graduated top of my class. I belong to the Gamma Sigma Alpha sorority. I hold two university club memberships: the Journalism Club and the Women's Soccer Sports Club. I spend my evenings on a part-time job with the Aztec Book Store. I intend to become a filmmaker after graduating from university (SDSU, n.d). I was born in Lahore, Pakistan where I spent only the first… Continue Reading...

Possession Time As Indicator Of Basketball Team Efficiency

Starting Point for Analyzing basketball Statistics" by Kubatko, Oliver, Pelton and Rosenbaum (2007) Concept: Like almost all other sports, basketball is a game of numbers but there has been a dearth of peer reviewed research concerning the basic quantifiable variables such as per-minute statistics, offensive and defensive ratings, plays, true shooting percentage, pace adjustments, effective field goal percentage, and rebound rates, among others, that are used to measure player and team performance in terms of efficiency with the basketball. Based on the centrality of the amount of time players have… Continue Reading...

Questions About Police Community Relations

crime-prevention programs a. D.A.R.E. (anti-drug programs for students) b. After-school programs for students (e.g. basketball) c. Diversion and restorative justice programs for young/first-time offenders List three examples of programs with a major community relations focus. a. Body cameras for cops b. Release of videos of police incidents and interactions c. Grand juries/trials for police where legal rules or laws are breached Describe the characteristics of a crime-prevention program that meets police-community relations goals. a. Heavy amount of participation from community b. Heavy amount of feedback from community c. Community approval of program Works Cited RAND. "Police-Community Relations | RAND." rand.org. N.p.,… Continue Reading...

Launching a Car Rental Company at Okc Airport

part to its investments in the tourism industry, the Oklahoma City Thunder professional basketball team and aggressive renovations of its downtown area, the city and state remained heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry, making it vulnerable to downturns in the larger national economy which would in turn affect passenger levels at the OKC Airport. This threat to profitability can be mitigated to some extent by offering special discounts to Oklahoma City and suburban residents who may want to rent a car for a vacation or business purposes. This would be a viable addition to the company's business… Continue Reading...

The Invisible Gorilla Book Review and Analysis

the landmark experiment in which the authors ask subjects to concentrate on counting the number of basketball passes by one team. The act of concentrating deviates attention away from the entire visual field, so that when a man in a gorilla suit walks through the scene, about half the participants fail to notice. Chabris and Simons call the phenomenon inattentional blindness because the individual is perceptually blind to the gorilla because of not paying full attention. The original experiment, which was published in 1999 in the peer-reviewed journal Perception, won awards and has made significant impact in fields like… Continue Reading...

Understanding Nike’s Marketing Channels

2013). Nike is also the biggest distributor of sports garments to many athletes. The National basketball Association has signed a contract with Nike to be providing basketball jerseys to more than thirty teams. Basic configurations, Flow of Products and Typical Participants As a retailer, Nike’s management ensures that it has established a successful basic configuration of the firm. The basic arrangement of the company ensures that it has defined its goals and targets. In this case, it is important for every company to define their codes that can help improve the organization’s performance. Besides, Nike usually has a basic… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Examinations

of consent in this case? Shelley was not allowed the defense of consent in this case because no basketball player could ever consent to the possibility sustaining this type of injury during a basketball game. While adhering to the rules of basketball, an injured jaw should not be something within the realm of the remotest possibility. It’s like a volleyball player getting punched in the face by another volleyball player. 5. Do you agree with the court’s decision? Relying on the relevant facts in the case, defend your answer. For the reason stated above, I completely agree with the court’s… Continue Reading...

Sledge Hockey

a lot in common with spina bifida: “He started playing wheelchair basketball in the 1990’s, winning several national Championships, including a Canada Winter Games Championship in 1999. Bowden’s biggest accomplishment in the sport was at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, where Canada were crowned champions. Since retiring from wheelchair basketball in 2008, Bowden turned his full attention to one of his favourite sports growing up – hockey” (Para Ice Hockey, 2017). Greg Westlake is another: He had his legs amputated when he was just a year-and-a-half old. As the captain of the Canadian sledge team, he has come a long way since then.… Continue Reading...

Reminiscing on My Teens

popular as the three main sports in this country (which included football, basketball, and baseball), so I felt I was at variance with the mainstream in this respect. Moreover, within the actual competitive soccer field, my teammates and I were definitely pariahs. We did not all dress alike, wear the same warmup clothes before and after games, or even wear conventional clothing and name brands the way players on the other competitive teams did. We looked extremely disjointed during our warm-ups and, truth be told, we lost a fair amount of games. Still, no team could outtalk us during… Continue Reading...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink the Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

to such thin slicing, says Gladwell, such as “court sense” in basketball, “coup d’oeil” in military combat, and even “giss” in birdwatching (Gladwell, 2005, p.49). Yet this is also what is problematic about Gladwell’s thesis, namely that he himself draws very broad connections between anecdotes that may or may not have a common connection. Is court sense, or knowing a basketball game, really the same thing as, for example, a doctor establishing a positive emotional connection which could potentially avoid a malpractice suit for a patient? Another problem with Gladwell’s book is that because thin slicing seems like such… Continue Reading...

Nba All Star Game Essay

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons: All-Star Game The National basketball Association’s All-Star Game is supposed to bring together the best and brightest of the NBA’s current and rising talent for fans’ enjoyment. It would not be complete without Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and his teammate Ben Simmons. In the words of Dan Favale of The Bleacher Report, Embiid is impressive because he, “checks all the boxes” one might expect of a star center. “He swallows shots at the rim. He has nifty post moves. He is deadly when operating off the bounce—a… Continue Reading...

National Anthem Protest Essay

who used his platform to establish the Black Economic Union (Hatendi 2016).   NY Knicks basketball player Carmelo Anthony actually led a Black Lives Matter protest in New York, and then used the ESPYs as an opportunity to call for black athletes to become politically active.  The entire Miami Heat team took a photo in hoodies to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin by a George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the murder, despite the fact that the victim was an unarmed adolescent (Hatendi 2016). While the above list is incomplete, it does demonstrate that African American athletes have a… Continue Reading...

Should College Athletes Be Paid Essay

time and energy that student athletes put into their game, whether it is basketball or football, these athletes do not receive any pay for the services and entertainment they provide to millions of adoring fans around the nation.  In a land where equitability and fairness are highly valued, one must wonder why it appears that college athletes seem to be getting the short end of the stick.  This essay will examine the reasons for which college athletes should be paid and the reasons that are given for why they are not paid.  It will also examine some of problems… Continue Reading...

Ncaa Villanova Powerhouse Basketball Team

day, and even students at U Penn could not help but feel humbled by the success of their archrivals. Villanova’s basketball team has always been one of the top in the nation’s collegiate milieu but since 2016, the school has shone brighter than ever before. Still proudly receiving tutelage from Coach Jay Wright, Villanova’s men have created a team environment characterized by camaraderie, fun, and the challenge of remaining one of the top seeds. Most teams in the South tremble at the sound of Villanova’s Wildcat power. With Wildcat mojo, the future is bright. With NCAA basketball, coaching is everything.… Continue Reading...

Physical Education and the Zpd

recreational activity. Jumping jacks, jogging, sprinting, jump roping, rope climbing, tumbling, racing, playing basketball, playing baseball or dodgeball or kickball—all of these activities help to develop the brain as well as the body. They require tactical thinking, forethought, decision making, attention to detail, awareness of surroundings and so on. Young learners can learn to use their brains to pay attention to all of these aspects by following the guidance of their teacher who can serve as their ZPD example—but they can also benefit from mixed-age groups or group work in the physical education course. They can see that there… Continue Reading...

Nba Basketball and Lebron James

of this year, one of his first orders of business will be to announce his future home in basketball. One of the top contenders for James is the Philadelphia 76ers—a possibility that has been relatively controversial given the 76ers have been a “laughing stock in the NBA for years,” (Marcin 1). Yet the 76ers have also had an incredible season thus far, and have built a team made of fresh young talent. They have been called a “rapidly improving team” showing a tremendous amount of future promise, especially as young talent needs to be developed systematically (Stuter). This is… Continue Reading...

Black Comedians and Racism in Society

this comedy is the idea that black kids are different from white kids (black kids would be playing basketball not dressing up in trench coats acting like they were in a trench coat mafia). The humor is ironic because of course kids of all races engage in healthy and unhealthy behaviors—but the fact that Rock can make a joke about it that is racial helps us to break down racial barriers and tensions and deal with the real issues that are causing problems in society. The differences are there because we are all different in reality and inequalities are… Continue Reading...

Physical Education in Maricopa

adults who want to play tennis or volleyball or basketball; gyms, swimming pools and many other options. This intervention also accommodates the limitation of the community, which is that it is unlikely to hear this education from doctors locally—so the public campaign helps to overcome that obstacle by taking the message directly to the people. The intervention may be evaluated for effectiveness by conducting a survey poll of residents of the community both pre- and post-intervention to obtain data regarding the community’s weight both before and after the public education intervention took place. If the average weight does not… Continue Reading...

Compensation and Benefits the Modern Workplace

gym memberships, and encourages team bonding by having on-site softball and basketball competitions (Cain, 2017). Amazon’s spousal benefits packages are not as generous as Google’s, as Google even offers to pay 50% of the salary of a deceased employee to the employee’s spouse for 10 years (Cain, 2017). But Amazon does offer tuition assistance and a discounted membership to the popular shopping website. In contrast, within the tech industry, Apple’s benefits are not nearly as expansive. Apple’s salary is competitive within its industry segment, but it does not offer free food or other unique perks. Its philosophy is that… Continue Reading...

Knowledge and Understanding in Sports

practice. The assumption, for example, is that a chest pass or bounce pass in basketball is only effective knowledge if it can be demonstrated appropriately in a game. For this particular study, the sport of football (soccer) is used to study one skill in particular (the step-over) and the extent to which the gap between knowledge and understanding is bridged. The way in which is this is achieved is by looking at how often students use the skill in a match and whether or not the students understand the benefits of one skill over another in certain situations. For… Continue Reading...