The Ways of Basketball


Tiena Navarro, Reporter

Basketball is a sport where you can let everything out and just focus on one thing. It’s a really fun sport, and while it might be hard sometimes, you always have a team to go to for support when you need it. I play basketball and it is one of the best things I have ever done. I have loved the sport since I was very young. I started liking it because I have a lot of brothers and I grew up watching them play, so one day I decided to try it out. I liked how everything went. The rules of basketball are simple. For example, if you walk with the ball that’s called a travel. The next one of the rules is you can’t dribble the ball, pick it up, and dribble the ball again. That’s called a double dribble. Now others might be a little hard but trust me, when you get the hang of it you will absolutely love it. Because I know I have. If you like basketball you can join camps and places that can help you learn more basketball skills.

I think you should at least try basketball and maybe you will like it as much as me or even more. You have to work as a team. That’s the other good thing about basketballĀ  – it builds up your confidence…or even make some amazing friends that could be in your life forever and you have something in common. The main thing is that you do have to be strong-minded. It is like chess, you have to know what you’re going to do and what you are doing next. I asked a couple of other basketball players I know for some other tips. Anissa Garcia said, “Just have fun and don’t take it too serious.” Another basketball player, Danae, said, “Always have confidence and don’t let your guard down.” Don’t be afraid to go try new things, sometimes you will like them.