Here, in this topic we have few suggestions and tips regarding that how one can become a better basketball player according to different NBA professionals
According to former NBA guard,
When he was 34 years old, he had one of his best seasons, joining the great Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only players who averaged at least 13 points, 9 assets and 8 rebounds per game.
Kidd shares a few tips on how to deliver pin point passes and achieve your personal triple-double: strength, speed and endurance
- Passing skills
I always felt passing is not so much working on passing as it is anticipation: what does the eye see and can the mind relay that to my body? What does this guy like to do? Does he like to go right or left? If I see somebody is going backdoor, “can I get it to him in stride so that he can catch and finish”
- Hand-eye coordination
“How do you work on-site and pass? If you’re playing strike out with a friend, try to throw a strikeout in the betters’ box; if you notice he doesn’t like the ball inside, can you consistently throw it on the inside corner of the plate? I believe this is beneficial for anyone who has a son or daughter can you consistently throw pitches to an 8-year-old that you know he or she can hit? Can you through the ball so it is in the sweet spot? That is not a very easy thing to do. “
- In the gym
“I DO A LOT OF LEG WORK_ STEP UPS WITH 30 POUNDS DUMBBELLS, LEG PRESS, AND CALVES AND CALL FRAISES_ AND I DO SIT UPS IN BETWEEN IN SETS. I AM A BIG FAN OF PILATES FOR MAINTAINING YOUR STRENGTH. I CAN GO AN HOUR OR 30 MINUTES TO STRETCH AND WORK ON MY FLEXIBILITY AND MY ABS. I DON’T RUN A LOT, BUT I DO TRY TO SWIM FIVE TIMES A WEEK. I ALSO PLAY ONE- ON- ONE WITH A GOOD FRIEND NOT SO MUCH TO BEATING HIM BUT MORE TO CHASE HIM, STAY IN FRONT OF HIM, AND MOVE MY FEET.”
According to Kobe Bryant_ retired NBA legend, Los Angeles Lakers. When he was at a peak in his career, he was the best NBA’s overall scorer. Over the years, Bryant bulked with a regimen that combined Olympic lifts with track work. He shared his secrets for playing with the same intensity each time you hit the court.
“I DO A LOT OF LEG WORK STEP UPS WITH 30 POUNDS DUMBBELLS, LEG PRESS, AND CALVES AND CALL FRAISES AND I DO SIT UPS IN BETWEEN IN SETS. I AM A BIG FAN OF PILATES FOR MAINTAINING YOUR STRENGTH. I CAN GO AN HOUR OR 30 MINUTES TO STRETCH AND WORK ON MY FLEXIBILITY AND MY ABS. I DO N’T RUN A LOT, BUT I DO TRY TO SWIM FIVE TIMES A WEEK. I ALSO PLAY ONE-ON-ONE WITH A GOOD FRIEND, NOT TO BEAT HIM, BUT TO CHASE HIM, STAY IN FRONT OF HIM, AND MOVE MY FEET.”
“IF YOU WATCH ME TRAIN, IT DOES N’T LOOK LIKE I AM OVEREXERTING MYSELF. IT ’S A REGULAR THING. YOU HAVE TO ABIDE BY YOUR PROGRAM RELIGIOUSLY. “
- In the gym
“DURING THE SEASON, I FOCUSED A LOT WEIGHT TRAINING, BUILDING UP MY STRENGTH AS A SEASON PROGRESSES. CLEAN PULLS, DEAD LIFTS, ROMANIAN DEAD LIFTS, BACK SQUADS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE. IN THE OFF SEASON, IT IS ABOUT GETTING STRONGER AS WELL AS MORE AGILE. THEN, OBVIOUSLY, YOU WANT TO GET ON THE COURT A WORK ON YOUR SKILLS, I SHOOT BETWEEN 750 AND 1000 MAKES A DAY. “
Cuttino Mobley_ former Houston rockets, L.A. Clippers guard. He was one of the best three-point shooters in the league during his days.
- Warm up
“Start in at the rim, almost like a layup with jump_ shot form, and shoot about 100 shots inside, then start moving further out. It will just become a muscle memory from repetition.”
- Proper form
“SHOOT AT THE RIM, SHOOT UP OVER IT, TUCK YOUR ELBOW WITH LINE IT UP WITH YOUR KNEE. PUT SOME AIR UNDER THE BALL SO IT HAS A CHANCE OF GOING IN. PRETEND YOU’RE PULLING AN APPLE FROM A BASKET. REACH FORWARD, GET YOUR RELEASE INTO THE BASKET, AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH YOUR INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGER. THIS IS HOW YOUR FORM SHOULD LOOK LIKE: GO UP AND GET THE APPLE FROM THE BASKET, THEN COME BACK DOWN. WHEN YOU SHOOTS, YOU DON’T WANT TO BE LEANING BACK; YOU JUST WANT TO GO STRAIGHT UP AND CALM DOWN.”
- In the gym
“DO AS MANY PUSHUPS, PULL UPS, AND DIPS AS YOU CAN. YOUR JUMP SHOT COMES FROM YOUR TRICEPS AND YOUR WRIST STRENGTH. YOU DO N’T HAVE TO BE LIFTING ALL THOSE WEIGHTS TO SHOOT. “
Leandro Barbosa_ Phoenix Suns guard,“the Brazilian blur,” previously won the Sixth Man Award earlier in his career, partly because he is proven himself to be faster than just about anybody in the NBA.
- Take up soccer
“WHEN I WAS A KID, I USED TO PLAY SOCCER ON THE STREET WITHOUT SHOES.”I DO N’T HAVE A LOT OF BALL HANDLING SKILLS LIKE STEVE NASH, BUT MY THING IS JUST TO GET THE BALL DOWN THE COURT AND SCORE. SOCCER REALLY HELP ME DEVELOP MY QUICK FEET. “
- In the gym
“I DO N’T DO A LOT OF UPPER-BODY STUFF, BUT I DO LEG PRESSES, ROMANIAN DEAD LIFTS EVERY DAY. I ALSO TRY TO DO EXERCISES WHILE I AM WEARING A WEIGHTED SHIRT. PEOPLE SAY I CAN BE BAD FOR YOUR KNEES, BUT I DO A LOT OF EXERCISES WITH IT ON TO KEEP MY LEGS STRONG. “
Gilbert Arenas_ former Washington Wizard’s guard, “Basketball is all mental,” says eccentric guard Gilbert Arenas. “Everyone’s talent is the same, but the mental aspects separate stars from superstars.”
Heed his advice and be as tough upstairs as this former clutch shooter.
According the psychology of game winners;
“WHEN WE PLAY PICKUP GAMES, I WO N’T SHOOT THE BALL UNTIL IT ’S THE LAST SHOT,”
“I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO’S GOING TO GO ALL THE WAY BEFORE WE WIN OR LOSE. THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. YOU MUST HAVE THE MENTALITY: IF YOU DON’T CREATE IT, YOU MUST LIVE WITH IT. MICHAEL JORDAN HAS MISSED THREE TIMES AS MANY SHOTS AS HE HAS MADE.”