Competition In Sports.

Essay by fireiguana188High School, 10th gradeA+, November 2003

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If you were offered ten million dollars a year for ten years right after you graduated from high school, would you go to college and risk the chance of becoming injured or would you go "pro". Competition these days is causing professional sports teams to be asking guys and girls not much older than myself to make decisions that, frankly, most are not mature or ready enough to make.

One of these athletes is Lebron James, a 6'8" High school Prodigy that has announced he will not go to college, but go straight to the NBA. During the four seasons that he swept through high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary, he demonstrated his will to win and the desire for competition by leading his team to a perfect 27-0 record and a State Division III title. James is 18. The rise in younger NBA players has changed not only the demographics of the league, but has also altered its public image and role in society.

Many athletes have the desire to win, but it is the ones that are great that are remembered the best. One example is the PGA seniors. Some people call them grinders. These men genuinely love the game of golf and keep on playing it even into their seventies and eighties. You can think of them as energizer bunnies or Timex watches. They take their lickings, but keep on ticking and all are loyal to their passion

Many older PGA pros have been playing with injuries for the past five, maybe ten years. The thing that keeps them in the sport is the competition. The desire to win. Many pros have decided that this is where they want to be. They keep this in mind with the extreme competition of the professional sports industry hot on...