Michael Jordan, who is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time was known for his competitive edge. He loved to play the game and he put his all into it. Some say all he did while he was in the league was play basketball and golf. Other than that, he was training trying to become a better player on the court. The basketball season is won before the first game of the year even starts. This happens when players are in the weight room and training in the gym while no one else is watching.
It’s fun when the lights and cameras are out. Thousands of fans are screaming at the top of their lungs and even more are at home glued to their television. Players live for moments when the game is on the line, the ball is in their hand and they hit the game-winning shot. But the reason why the shot goes down and the crowd gets to go wild is because the player worked their butt of during the offseason. This is what it takes to be a great basketball player, spending countless hours in the gym and in the training room sculpting your body while staying in shape.
Kevin Durant is one of the premier players in the league and arguably one of the greatest to ever play the game. During his combine, some NBA front office types laughed at him because he was unable to lift one hundred and eighty-five pounds. When you think about it, a professional athlete should be able to lift this much. But Durant had a wingspan of seven feet five inches and he was basically skin and bones. His awkward frame was perfect for putting the ball in the bucket but not so much for lifting weights. Nevertheless, Durant got drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in the first round. He worked hard in the weight room, focused on what he was putting in his body and started to add a bit more muscle. On top of this, he was still in the gym every day turning himself into a killer on the court.
Nineteen-year-old Kevin Durant ended up averaging twenty points, four rebounds, and two assists. He was also crowned the rookie of the year and has had the last laugh amongst the league. Durant credits a lot of his ability to those who have helped him grow both on and off the court along with his work ethic. If you hope to one day take your skills to the next level then you need to work with one of our private basketball tutors. There is not a player in the NBA who does their workouts alone, they all have trainers who are there to help guide them.
Your tutor will be able to help you with your jump shot, ball handling, passing, stamina, fitness and everything else that you did not even think about. Having someone who can point out what is wrong with your game and then give you tangible techniques that can fix these mistakes is invaluable. Everyone can sit on the couch and say what you are wrong. But only a select few can actually provide the criticism and then a plan to fix the issue. That is what you get out of our private basketball tutoring sessions. And in the offseason, try our baseball tutors too.