Dear mates, I can not describe you how happy I feel when I am starting to write this article. I love basketball, as some of you may already know. If you you are a first viewer or “tourist” in this blog, you might have thought to yourself that it will be just for football/soccer. You will be totally out of the point.
As the interest is getting bigger, I gave promises in previous articles that I will try to do my best and to cover as many sports I can. Actually my heart is totally in love with basketball. Everything started when I was 13 years of age.
I was in the big break in school and watched some bigger boys playing outside in the court. One of them made an incredible jumps and was scoring 3 pointer after 3 pointer. You know, the first thing I got amazed, was the move of the ball and the gentle , sweeping move into the basket. Like there was a magical vow between the ball and the basket, and especially if there was a net on the basket, it was like a masterpiece of sport, art and nature. Actually the court, the playground, the pitch in this lovely game is a small like, nothing in common like football or american football. I will try to make a smooth analysis of what I love and I am passionate about this thrill, this piece of heaven on Earth called basketball:
1. Passes : you perfectly remember Larry Bird and John Stockton, the guys who could pass the ball so easy that someone from another galaxy could catch it.
2. Dribble : Michael Jordan, Iverson, Kobe and Magic Johnson. They are the “gods” of dribble, you just see the ball, some magnificent fingers and …waaw, the words cannot express the feelings.
3. Rebounds : in no other game there is no such passion about catch the ball , pass it to the guard and organize a counter-attack.
4. One of the most dynamic games in the globe. In parts of the second some 3 pointers could be scored, many dramatic moments could occur, your emotion could turn from smile to tears.
5. NBA and Euroleague gained fans in a rapid speed.
6. Basketball is one of the smartest game in the world. It is a simple game for smart people.
7. It is about athletes, men and women who are able to move so softly , so smoothly like they are flying, like there is no gravity existing for them. Everyone of you had seen an eagle or some bird flying with a great ease and grandeur, same is happening nowadays and in previous moments and times. Just remember the Slam Dunk competitions before NBA All Stars games.
8. Assists : here comes the greatest of all time. Assist like in football is the most generous thing you can do, not be selfish and to give the ball to another team mate , who is in better position than you.
9. Betting in basketball is something unique, when you know the game in deep , you understand what the figures and odds stand for.
The pleasure was all mine, dear visitors. More interesting articles will come about this incredible game.
Stay cool and remember, gravity is for the ones , who do not dare to stand , make the first step and then the jump….
Jump with me ……………