Determination Goes Through Failure

By: Surya Edukutharayil

Compare And Contrast For LeBron James

LeBron James

During the summer of 2014 LeBron made the twitter nation explode because he was going back to his original home and that was Cleveland, Ohio. He was drafted number 1 pick in the draft by Cleveland in his hometown and that is how LeBron got his nickname king James. Coming back to his city that he is from is exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time because he was coming home but when he was in Miami for those 4 years everytime then Cleveland fans made a huge boos in the stands which made LeBron hesitate to return home.


During his rookie season he averaged 20.9 points per game Compared to his 2005-06 season were he averaged 31.4 points per game. During his first 7 seasons with the Cavaliers LeBron was questioned if he could even win a championship with the teammates around him for example his teammates during his first 7 seasons his teammates were nervous to play around him because he was the number 1 draft pick. As far as LeBron winning the title in Cleveland his first seven years it didn't go that great because others on different teams called LeBron a ball hog, and a loser. He had a great chance to win it in 2007 but the only problem was the San Antonio Spurs were in the way. The Spurs swept the Cavaliers 4-0 after that the highest chance to reach the NBA finals was in the Eastern Conference finals were he lost in his remaining 3 years in Cleveland. In the summer of 2010 LeBron wanted some changes in his scenery he moved to the Miami Heat were LeBron knew in his heart that this was the best opportunity for him to win a championship. In his first year in Miami he lost in the finals but the next year his predictions came true because in the 2011-12 NBA season he won the NBA championship with his new teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh which they were called the big 3. The next year he won another NBA championship after the back to back NBA championships for LeBron other teams and fans got jealous so they started to make jokes about LeBron's hairline, which didn't impact him at all. The next year LeBron was on a quest for another championship he lost again to the San Antonio Spurs which made LeBron think should I go home or should I stay with an aging Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh the choice wasn't hard LeBron was coming home! LeBron right now is again for a quest for the first title in their franchise history. He is trying to do what he never accomplished win a title for Cleveland.

Sequence And Process For Stephen Curry

Born on March 14, 1988, Stephen Curry is a legend in front of his dads eyes because he was a very unique kid. when he was younger, that's not what he thought. he thought he was so ugly he always hid in his room he rarely went outdoors. Curry was drafted in the first round 9th pick to the Golden State Warriors which Curry averaged 17.5 points per game in his rookie season. Stephen Curry is often compared to Derrick Rose because of his basketball skills and his passion for the game. During the 2011-12 season Derrick had an ACL tear in his left knee and that injury others in Chicago think impacted his career fully because every time Chicago fans would see Derrick Rose go for a layup they would have a huge cringe on their faces. I am comparing these two players because they both had injury seasons. Stephen Curry during the 2011-12 NBA season he had a injury packed season, same season Derrick Rose had his acl injury. Also Derrick's mom was supporting him all the way to his basketball career in the NBA just like Stephen Curry's dad was supporting him all the way.

Problem And Solution For Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was born on October 4, 1988 in Chicago IL. When Derrick Rose was younger he lived in the bad area in Chicago south side were crime wasn't surprising in his tiny apartment. Brenda rose ( Derrick Rose's mom) had 4 sons and the youngest was Derrick, his older brothers names were, Reggie Rose, Dwayne Rose, and Allan Rose. While Derrick Rose came back from his acl injury in 2013 he had another injury 11 games into the NBA season. which made others in different teams and fans made alot of jokes about Rose's knees which didn't impact him at all. A quote from Derrick was " All the haters saying come back early and you will never be that MVP person anymore they would never understand my situation like myself". That quote showed his body health and will to try to come back to the league this quote was in 2013 when Rose at his second injury. At this time of the year Derrick Rose lost to the Cavaliers 4-2 Rose will stay with the bulls and Chicago is confident that statement is true.

Cause And Effect for Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan was born on April 25, 1976 on the Virgin Islands which tim called himself paradise without cameras. Every day as a kid Tim Duncan went to his small park in the Virgin Islands were 90% of the park was forest Duncan played every day till he couldn't walk on his legs. He was drafted number 1 by he San Antonio Spurs which at that time was a franchise for the future said Greg Popivich the San Antonio Spurs head coach he knew that the Spurs future was going to be great after they drafted Tim Duncan. Well Greg was right because out of the 16 years playing with the San Antonio Spurs he came out as a 5 time NBA champion the most recent championship for tim Duncan was in 2014 when the spurs beat the Miami Heat 4-1. At this point of time Tim Duncan's Spurs had lost to the clipperds 4-3 which everybody thought at Tim Duncan's age (49) should he retire? Greg Popivich said at the interview after the game " we get great money in San Antonio So why not stay one more year for me and Tim".

Description of James Harden

James Harden was born on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles California which everyday when he was a kid he wanted to be like Michael Jordan and go to the NBA. When James Harden was younger he was a straight A student in middle school and high school which led James Harden to his dream college Arizona State University. James Harden was in the NBA draft and very proud to bring his 3 point talents to the NBA. James Harden was the third pick in the draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder in which a team like that already had 2 superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. His teams mission was to win the NBA championship in a short amount of time. The highest chance of James Harden winning a NBA championship was reaching the NBA finals in 2012 were they lost to the Miami Heat 4-2. After 3 seasons in Oklahoma the general manager in Oklahoma thought James Harden was a mistake for Oklahoma, So Harden was on his way to Houston. In Houston his closest chance for that championship was in the 2015 western conference finals were Houston lost 4-1. Right now James Harden lost t the Golden State Warriors but is prepared to make a championship run in Houston next seasons.

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