‘In Memory of the Utah Stars’ captures the manner in which memories can provide us with both pleasure and pain.
The poem is principally concerned with the memory of a defunct basketball team, with specific players mentioned by name. It is also a celebration of the power of the sport more broadly.
Each of them must have terrified
his parents by being so big, obsessive
and exact so young, already gone
and leaving, like a big tipper,
‘Dear Basketball’ by Kobe Bryant depicts the poet’s love for the sport. He expresses his appreciation for basketball and how it made him into the person he became.
This poem depicts Byrant's love for basketball. He expresses his appreciation for basketball and how it made him into the person he became. Bryant published ‘Dear Basketball’ in The Player’s Tribune. He used it to announce his retirement in November 2015. The poem takes the reader through Bryant’s emotional connection to the game. He describes what it was like to find it as a child and then to work hard to do the sport justice. His love for basketball shines through in every line of ‘Dear Basketball.’
From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
‘Basketball Rule #1’ is one of several rules that feature in Kwame Alexander’s book The Crossover. The novel won the
Basketball is a primary topic in this contemporary poem. The poet uses basketball-related imagery throughout the lines. In this way, the poet can convey more important themes of living a good life, having strong moral values, and caring about family. The poem is not widely known or read but it is a good example for anyone hoping to be inspired by sports imagery.
In this game of life
your family is the court
and the ball is your heart.
No matter how good you are,