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Thoughts of Learning Basketball

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Thoughts of learning basketball
      Basketball is my hobby and life. I can’t imagine if I could live without basketball. I should express thanks to my dad; he gave me the key of basketball and taught me a lot during the studying time. Due to playing basketball, I have learnt how to be strong, how to get friend, how to communicate, and how to facing problems.
      When I was young, I was a quiet and shy little boy. I didn’t like to do any exercise because I thought it was boring and wasting, so I was shorter than my classmates. One day, I asked my dad, “How can I grow as fast as my classmates?” He laughed and told me he can help me if I really want to become taller. On a sunny Sunday, my father started to teach me playing basketball. My dad realized my face was gloomy, and then he explained to me, “Basketball is such an excellent exercise that can make you jump frequently to become a taller guy.” For this reason, I decided to learn carefully and play chronically. First of all, he taught me some rules of basketball, such as blocking foul, charging foul, double dribble, travelling and so on. After that, I tried to learn how to dribble and shoot the ball. It was very uncomfortable at first, I’d shot dozen times to be suitable with that posture. In the following weekend, my dad taught me several skills that made me feel good about basketball. After half a year, I’m confident to play with my classmates. One thing really shocked me is that I’ve grown 6 centimeters during that time.
      Not only did he teach me how to play basketball, but also taught me what teamwork is. One day after I had handled basketball well, he talked to me very strictly, “no matter how good your basketball skill is, you should know that it is not one person’s game. Nobody can beat five people without their teammates.” These words are really impressive to me.   I remember I used like to play one on one when I was controlling the ball. Sometimes, it works but I had to fight tooth and nails in...


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