5 NBA Players Who Experienced Life-Changing Events
Often times in the NBA, the ability for a player to make a name for himself changed by other external factors. A player’s consistency can easily be harmed by traumatic external factors such as injury, family problems, stress, and other factors. Here are five particular former stars whose lives, and careers, were changed following traumatic events.
NBA Weekly Picks Insider Report: Kobe Bryant’s Future
NBA weekly picks insiders report on the current and future status of Laker great Kobe Bryant. Kobe has to recover from another injury and the basketball World is wondering will he be back.
NBA Weekly Picks: Ray Allen’s Future
One of the best, if not the best, three-point shooters of all time may be ready to make a return to the NBA. After sitting out the season up to this point, Ray Allen said that he is going to make a decision about his future during or right after the all-star break.
Are the Spurs the Best Team in Pro Sports? Gregg Popovich Joins the 1,000 Victory Club
Gregg Popovich joined an exclusive group for NBA coaches when he achieved his 1,000th victory against the Indiana Pacers. He is the third fastest coach to achieve the milestone, only behind Pat Riley and Phil Jackson.
Great Teams Win Despite Adversity
Duke basketball had taken a nose dive. They were on their way to the first losing season in a very long time. Coach Bucky Waters was trying to desperately to right the craft and get past the turbulence, but it wasn’t happening. However, the game described here was one of the few bright spots in Waters final season as coach at Duke. Gary Melchionni made it happen.
Small-Sided Games Increase Sports Skills
These excuses are used any time a league changes away from the adult-form of the game. Parents and coaches view sports from an adult mindset, rather than from the perspective of the child participating in the sport. However, when you factor skill, speed, size, strength and cognitive development, the small-sided games create more similar task constraints for youth players than the full-sided games.
How to Become a Professional Basketball Player
In this article, I explain the key factors behind making a career out of basketball. Having talent is only the tip of the iceberg.
Nick Horvath: Career Highlight Is in Freshman Year
Freshman, Nick Horvath, felt like death warmed over during the Duke game against DePaul in 1999. He could hardly speak without coughing. But when starter, Nate James, fouled out in overtime, Coach K sent in Horvath. It was very likely that Horvath would simply stumble up and down the court a couple times before the final buzzer. But, instead, he became the hero.
Raw Potential and Talent Not Enough
There are thousands of extremely talented young basketball players in our nation. Yet every highly touted player does not become a star or even a starter. There must be the gritty determination, the teachability, the perseverance, and the teamwork necessary to truly be successful.
GS Warrior’s Most Valuable Player This Season Is Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry has everything new around him: A new season, and a new coach. Despite all these new things he has reaffirmed that he is the GS Warriors Most Valuable Player. New Coaching Decisions The GS Warriors faced many questions in the 2014-15 NBA season.