The other day I was playing basketball with my friends. I stepped back to the three-point line and shot. The ball went up in the air swooshed through the net (Because I'm so good). This is a perfect example of physics. As I pushed the ball upwards I was forcing a velocity on the ball that caused upward movement. Then from the moment the ball left my hand to the moment it hit the ground after my shot the ball was under the constant acceleration of 9.81 m/s^2 towards the ground due to acceleration. When the ball reaches it's highest point it had a velocity of 0 m/s but the acceleration was still 9.81 m/s^2. Then ball began its movement downwards and went through the net.