Sports/Basketball

The 2005-2006 Suns are what sparked my interest in basketball (the only sport I bother watching anymore).Their excellent passing, uptempo style, three point shooting, and tenacity at the rim made the games exciting to watch. I enjoy watching NBA teams and prefer looking for good basketball rather than rooting for a particular team. In the past I miserably rooted for the New Jersey Nets until Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, and Richard Jefferson were traded away. Then I went on to the Knicks who acquired one of my favorite players Amar’e Stoudemire. Along with the Linsanity breakout and the arrival of Carmelo Anthony, they made a good home town team to cheer for. However their current season is hopeless. For some reason I can’t stand the San Antonio Spurs. I think it’s because I view their style of play as plain vanilla boring to watch, but I will be the first to say that they played at an extremely high level last year.

I played basketball in high school before two leg injuries and surgery for a cyst held me back for a couple years. I’m currently working on getting back into shape and hitting the court again. As far as this season NBA season goes, I’m carefully following the Cavaliers in the East and the Rockets in the West. James Harden is hands down my favorite player to watch in the NBA right now.

I used to watch other sports more frequently before I was a junior in high school. My parents and I went to the U.S. Open every year before I started college and one year I even went to see the women’s finals. I have seen Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick. Football at one time was my favorite sport to watch, around the time the Giants won their first Superbowl title with Eli Manning. Nowadays tennis and football don’t interest me as much, so I mainly stick to basketball. Sadly the only game basketball game I have ever attended was a game between the Nets and the Celtics in 2008. I plan to change that this year by going to see the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs.

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