We can say that basketball is the most popular sports in the world. We have the so called National Basketball Association (NBA) and Philippines Basketball Association (PBA) wherein the members of these associations are said to be popular. In NBA we have the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunders, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, and many more. While in PBA we have the Rain or Shine, Ginebra San Miguel and of course the Filipino pride, the oh-so-popular Gilas Pilipinas.
Basketball is said to be the most popular sports for men. It’s not like I’m discriminating the women’s capabilities and skills but because basketball is mostly played by men though some women used to play it.
Basketball: A Player’s Perspective
Everyone has their opinions, perspectives and point of views regarding this topic. But in this article I’m giving the readers the perspectives of a basketball player about the questions— why do they play basketball? What motivates them to play basketball? What do they think are the abilities and skills that an individual should possess for them to be able to play basketball? I know that everyone of us are having some thoughts and questions in their minds and I think that this essay will help you to answer your questions.
I am not particular with my own thoughts so I have to ask the listed questions above to some basketball players I know. So here’s how it goes.
Why do you play basketball?
A simple question yet a meaningful one for those who loves basketball. According to some of my friends and peers who usually plays and love to play basketball, the reason why they play basket is because it helps them to be physically fit and healthy. Because according to them basketball can help an individual to be healthier not only physically but also mentally and emotionally because of some physical contact when playing this kind of sports. It also improves their cardio because of running, jogging and some stretching they’ve done during their basketball game.
Also according to them, their point of views about the things and the people who motivates them to play basketball. Most of them says that their favorite teams like Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers motivates them to play basketball, because according to them, they want to be in the same position where their idols are when the time comes. But some of them states that star players of their favorite teams serves as their inspiration to play basketball better and extravagantly.
Stating the fact, in playing basketball individuals should possess the following abilities and skills. For example, a person should play basketball if he has a physically fit body, for him to be able to run faster, get the ball from the opponent without even getting weaker and weaker every second and every minute of the game. An individual should also possess the trait of sportsmanship. A person who plays basketball is expected to have a mindset of in every games it’s either you win or lose. But the most important thing is you learn a lesson in every game. So the person playing basketball should accept whether they win or lose without even complaining. Because acceptance is the key to be truly free.
So I hope this essay would help you to gain knowledge and ideas about basketball, not only how it was played but also, I hope that it helps you to be open minded of the topic and questions of why do people love to play basketball. And now, I hope let’s focus our mind of the thought that they do not play basketball just because it’s their hobby but because someone and there is a dream that motivates them.