Saturday, January 28, 2023

NBA Star’s Acclaimed Reflection: “The Culture of ‘Highlights’ Has Killed Basketball”

austin rivers, Guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves with 10 seasons of experience in nbawas the host of the last podcast of the ringer And left very interesting reflections on the state of things in current basketball. your message more Share and comment on social media He was a scathing critic of what he called culture highlight (excellent moment), to hinder the enjoyment of training and playing basketball in its most complete definition.

The coach was against the spread of the player, the son of Doc Rivers best moments videos in the lower categories of basketball, and commented on the case of parents paying cameramen to capture baskets for even the smallest in the house. nico batum And the other league partners agreed with their ally’s point of view.

Here’s his interesting message in full:

“The little things that make basketball are forgotten and not appreciated., It is a domino effect that is also seen in statistics and numbers. There are people who don’t pay regardless of the value they bring to court, but rather what the kids think is cool. I’ll try to put it mildly, because it bothers me a lot and I talk about it all the time.”

“When I played in high school, they would only make you a highlight video if you were elite among elite, At that point you had to work, be persistent, and make a name for yourself to get that kind of attention. It was an honor to be the highlight video. But no one played so they made a video, they didn’t enter a game to try to get on tape. I was going into the game to win and to be myself. If they were there it was because they wanted to, not because I told them to do so.”,

“I didn’t pay anything ball is life hey hoopsmixtape, Not a dollar. They chased me because I was a chaser. He followed Bradley Beal because he was a man to follow. Worked like this. Now the scene has changed. Parents pay these people to record their kids. Everyone has a video of their best moments. People touch their heads when they dive on top of another. is all highlight after highlight, Kids only see the highlights, they don’t see the whole basketball game anymore, the purity of the whole game.”

“Making hockey passes, which means making perfect passes, even if they don’t give you assists, because they’re working so someone else can make a perfect play that ends in a basket, Throw yourself on the ground, defend, defend in any form. Take good shots, make the game smooth, be efficient with the ball. Scoring after one or two dribbles instead of 50. I mentioned 12 of the 50 things that are essential, and they are all but forgotten in today’s basketball. You can see it in some of the kids who make it in the NBA. I won’t name names, they come into the league with all the talent in the world, but they have to learn how to play basketball, because we’ve screwed it up. basketball is today highlight after highlight, Highlights Culture has killed basketball as a sport,

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