How To Be A Better Basketball Player


There’s no shortcut to greatness. They say good things comes to those who wait, but it don’t work that way in competitive sports. Its best to be said as “Great things comes to those who GRIND”. You have to commit to being better than you were yesterday.

Commit to the 1-Percent rule, meaning getting 1% better everyday and after 100 days, your an 100% better than you were before. So have a detailed practice plan on the weaknesses you want to improve on, and attack them EVERYDAY. It’s going to take a lot of patience, but in the end, it’s all going to be worth it. I guarantee it.

Sweat The Details

Focus on the little things. The best players from all sports focus on the details. You know why? Because the little things can mean the difference between wining and losing.

Whether its footwork, Follow-through, boxing-out, or the simplest of things, like pounding the ball when you dribble.

All aspects of the game are equally important, and must be learned and worked upon. It’s your foundation that you are building and your going have to rely on it tough situations. Make sure it’s SOLID.

Quality Over Quantity

The quality of your work is way more important than the quantity. You can basically live in the gym, but if your not putting in quality work. YOUR TIME IS BEING WASTED.

You can get in a quick 60-120 mins workout of intense, focused, and game-situational work, your benefiting way more than someone who is just shooting around the whole time. The best players in the game today don’t spend hours upon hours in the gym.

They get in, get better, and get out. The best keep it simple. You should adopt this motto into your everyday life… Gold In, Gold Out.

No Excuses

Stay down, stay discipline. Always give 100% during your workouts and practices. Slacking off may seem easy in the moment but it’ll come back to bite you in the ass when you come up short of your ultimate goal.

Nobody wants to deal with the regret that if they worked harder they would have gotten that scholarship, made the team, averaged 30 PPG., etc.

Whatever your goal may be, don’t let not working hard be the reason why you don’t accomplish it. It may sound cliche, but hard work really does pay off. The elites of today’s game wasn’t born with that ability, they were never satisfied and got after it, RELENTLESSLY.


Study those who came before you. Learn their moves, perfect their moves, re-invent their moves. Your not disrespecting them by taking their moves, your actually giving them a compliment. You want to be a prolific scorer?

Study the best scorers of all time then… Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, etc. You want to be deceptive and have that ball on a string? Study Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, Allen Iverson, etc. Model a player who resembles your size.

So if you 5’9 don’t be trying to do post up moves like Lebron James, study smaller guards like Isaiah Thomas or Allen Iverson. You are in the right place to get all the info you need to take your game to the NEXT LEVEL.

Push Yourself

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Its not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. I guarantee you that. Think about it this way… If it was easy, everybody and there Mother would be doing it. Your going to face tough times, but they’re only temporary. So write you don some goals and a plan on how-to achieve those goals. And go to work, there’s no time to waste. Never Settle.