How Basketball affects American culture (part 2)

It can be said that there is no sport that clearly embodies the American character like basketball. It is the expression of convenience, fast-paced preference, individualism, but still maintaining the spirit of teamwork – high teamwork.

First of all, about the convenience that basketball offers. We wouldn’t be surprised when it comes to the United States of Mc Donald’s fast food. It is favored by Americans for its convenience, can be eaten anywhere, anytime, without wasting time and guaranteed nutrition (there are even a lot of people who are obese because of it). . Basketball too. Different from American football or baseball, two sports are equally popular in the US, basketball has the advantages of convenience, which is very important in American culture. With basketball, the simple equipment consists of a ball, and a basket is anyone can play. As mentioned above, basketball baskets are hung everywhere, in every corner of the cities of the United States. With American football, it is different. With bulky protective gear, wide field requirements, at least two or more players, American football cannot penetrate as deeply into American life as basketball. So, like fast food, basketball meets the needs: playing anywhere, playing at any time but still is a very effective method of health training.

Also about the relevance of the fast-paced basketball game and the American way of working. It can be seen that Americans prefer efficient, fast-paced work. The hustle pace of life in big cities such as New York, Washington … is clearly shown through the fast paced, urgent basketball matches. In life, anyone who cannot follow the rapid change in pace of life will be rejected. In basketball, too, failing to keep pace with the game meant 99% would lose and unconditionally yield victory to the opponent.

However, perhaps that still does not reflect American personality most clearly. Respect individualism but still uphold team spirit, that is a testament to the reflection of basketball towards people and American character.

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How Basketball affects American culture

Obviously, basketball has become an indispensable spiritual dish for Americans. Its popularity among the American population is a clear testament to this. We can find basketball baskets hanging all over America. Both private areas to public areas such as on walls, buildings, in trees, on driveway areas, even in private rooms. This implies that basketball for the American people as a matter of fact is always as necessary and useful as a snack or a car.

American basketball was popular first and foremost because it is like Hollywood is the birthplace of popular idols. In addition, it is also a tool to unite the races of the American family, to unite people regardless of color or geography. Thanks to basketball, African-Americans are more likely to become famous in America, because they have the advantage of vitality and can be considered as one of their ways of advancement, when most of the game is now. Their lives are still difficult. In short, African Americans need basketball to get ahead. The US government needs basketball to clear the racial and color boundaries. The American people generally consider basketball a cultural habit.

Mar 1, 2020; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Al Durham (1) shoots against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA Journal conducted a study on the popularity of basketball among Americans in 1997. As a result, 68.8 million American university students considered basketball a hobby of me. Because according to them, basketball converges characteristics such as competition, connectivity, community and friendship.

The study found that most of the respondents said they came to basketball because basketball can bring them closer moments to school and with their families, especially when they are with Friends and family go to see and cheer for a ball game. On the other hand, the topic of basketball is also a connected topic, it is useful for both new acquaintances and close friends in everyday conversation. Perhaps this is the reason why basketball has become so popular among the American people.

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Most Popular Sports In America (part 1)

When it comes to the most favorite sport, everyone probably thinks of football. However, for the United States, football is not the top sport in this country. So what’s the favorite sport there?

Basketball

Basketball is a fighting sport with two 5-people teams. The goal is to score a lot of points by putting the ball in the opponent’s basket legally and defending so that the opponent doesn’t get the ball into our basket.

This is the most popular sport in the US and China. In the mass media and through sports programs on television, we have known one of the oldest basketball tournaments in the United States. It is the NBA, the professional basketball tournament featuring the world’s top players.

Some big basketball teams in the NBA right now are Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunders. And today, at major tournaments like the Olympics, American basketball still retains the No. 1 position and beating them is extremely difficult.

Baseball

As one of the most popular sports in America, baseball makes people remember America more than football. It is considered by the Americans to be a democratic sport.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the professional sports organization for baseball and is also the oldest of the four major professional sports federations in the United States and Canada. MLB has 29 teams from many states of the United States and 1 team from Canada. These 30 teams are divided into 2 different tournament systems, American League (AL) and National League (NL) with 15 teams each.

Teams will play a total of 162 matches in a season, and the 5 teams with the best results in each league will advance to Postseason, a knockout round. Two champions of those tournaments will have a chance to take part in the final round of the World Series, the tournament to find the final winner of the year. For a long time, Major League Baseball has become an integral part of American culture.

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