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Can major sports stars get carried away by playing other sports? IMO #16

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I’m Will from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, I am a keen journalist and sports fan, that is why I’m re-launching my sport-based series of articles called IMO (standing for ‘in my opinion’). 

I will add to this series once a month, so you can always look forward to some new sports articles arriving at the YJA website!

 

In every sport or activity, there will be certain people that will stand out. For example, Cristiano Ronaldo stands out in football. This is all good and OK until they start trying to be too big for their boots and play other sports to a high standard. Not only are they trying to be pretentious, but it could also take their mind off the sport that they specialise in. In my opinion, this is a silly idea.

Stephen Curry is regarded as one of the best basketball players in the world; however, he has decided to qualify for a The Web.com Tour (a golf tournament for pros around the globe). Personally, I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with this, however people who do have said that he should be sticking to one sport.

Although for most sport stars, I would agree with what other people think about Stephen Curry, however on this statement, I really disagree. As it is out of the basketball season, Curry will just be doing absolutely nothing. While other people say that Curry won’t even be able to compete for first in the competition, once again I disagree. After seeing what Lincoln Football Club has accomplished in the past year, I don’t believe anyone when they say that they or someone else can’t do something.

On another note however, if that sports star has been playing that sport as long as they can remember, or as long as they have been playing the sport in which they are amazing at, then I respect them for also playing that sport.

If you didn’t know already, footballer Gary Lineker (pictured) was also an amazing cricketer. When he was around 18-years-old he had to make one of the biggest career decisions of his life. He still occasionally plays cricket from time to time and, for me, that is brilliant as he still does what he enjoys.

Whether it is a good thing to play another sport to what you usually do (at a professional level) is a big argument. It could technically take your mind off the sport that you get paid for and could lead to you having to resign or you just getting the sack. This is a real shame as this could ruin people’s careers.

 

Will, YJA Sports Correspondent

Senior Young Journalist

Year 6, Heighington Millfield Primary Academy  

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