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Ja50n
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Wrestling better than basketball

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Started: 5/16/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Blade1995

Pro

Round 1 just acceptance then debate till the end
Ja50n

Con

I accept your debate. :D
Debate Round No. 1
Blade1995

Pro

Wrestling has been around for centuries as part of hand to hand combat training. It was also in the first Olympics and is forever changing to become more entertaining for people to watch as a sport. Anyone can learn to wrestle and be semi decent at it. Blind and disabled people can't play basketball too well.
Ja50n

Con

Before I begin I will refute my opponents arguments
"Anyone can learn to wrestle and be semi decent at it"
Basketball can be viewed in a similar aspect as to wrestling because majority of first world countries have access to watch Basketball games. This familiarizes the viewer with basic rules such as shooting the ball into the basket. Therefore it is possible to state that anyone who can learn to play basketball can be semi decent at it.

"Blind and disabled people can't play basketball too well."
Although blind people can't play basketball, their is a basketball event in the handicapped Olympics. (1) This involves using one hand to move their wheelchair and the other hand to shoot (2)

(1) http://o.onionstatic.com...
(2) http://www.disability.illinois.edu...

Basketball is a trending sport that is played in first world countries and unlike traditional wrestling (which involves a 1v1) promotes good sportsmanship through teamwork with other players. These involve practicing defense formations and offensive positions.

Basketball is also a more renowned sport publicly because if we compare the salaries of a wrestler.
"Triple H topped the list with a salary of over $2 million a year." (see http://voices.yahoo.com...)
With the salary of Koby Bryant's salary which consists of $30,453,805. The difference is startling with Koby Bryant earning 15 times more the amount that Triple H is earning
(see http://espn.go.com...)

Wrestling is also regarded as a contact physical sport where many injuries have incurred from bruises leading up to broken necks and spinal chords (see http://www.complex.com...)
These injuries will discourage many parents from allowing their children to participate in wrestling schools and tournaments. What is even more concerning is when children practice wrestling moves they saw on TV unsupervised which will most likely result in serious injury. Whereas basketball condones and penalizes any physical attacks towards players due to basketball regulations and rules. Therefore, basketball is a family friendly sport that everyone can play regardless of athletic ability or age.

Wrestling is also considered and condoned as fake by majority of the public. (see http://prowrestling.about.com...) This imply that wrestling is only a mere image of muscled men performing impressive theatrics to please the audience. Basketball is drastically different from wrestling as all the basketball games are live and legitimate as anyone with enough practice can imitate certain manoeuvres if they practice that technique continuously and achieve the same result as the professional basketball players.

To sum up my arguments for Round 2, Basketball is better than wrestling because it encourages teamwork, it is more internationally renowned than wrestling, a more family friendly sport and is undeniably legitimate.

Wishing all the best for my opponent in Round 3
Debate Round No. 2
Blade1995

Pro

Blade1995 forfeited this round.
Ja50n

Con

I shall await for my competitor to post his next argument in round 4. If he doesn't, i shall assume that he forfeits this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
Blade1995

Pro

Blade1995 forfeited this round.
Ja50n

Con

As Pro has failed to present solid debate arguments please vote Con.
Debate Round No. 4
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