“I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice. Not a game! Not a game! Not a game! We’re talking about practice. Not a game; not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last, not the game, we’re talking about practice, man. I mean, how silly is that? We’re talking about practice. I know I’m supposed to be there, I know I’m supposed to lead by example, I know that. And I’m not shoving it aside like it doesn’t mean anything. I know it’s important. I do. I honestly do. But we’re talking about practice, man. What are we talking about? Practice? We’re talking about practice, man!”
Allen Iverson’s mid-2000’s post game rant was deeper than rap if you do your research. His outlook on practice was very direct because more important things were occurring in his life at that time. But no matter what the issue is, a practice can never be overlooked. After all, it’s the foundation for a successful journey.
In an 82 season game, NBA stars have thousands upon thousands of practice sessions. This isn’t including training, conditioning, and tedious film sessions. All of this “practice,” for 82 games. The mere act of practice builds confidence and it ensures that in case anything goes wrong, the blueprint is there to go back over again. Don’t overlook practice. It’s a necessary evil if you’re on the quest to become a master at your craft.
Even if we’re only talking about practice.