Week 13

December 10th, 2012 | Uncategorized

Well I made it in one piece! It was a long and stressful week. With three consecutive finals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, it was great to finally sit back and relax! At the beginning of the week, the rest of the week looked like a fish tank of piranhas that I was never going to make through safely. Haha but with long hours of studying and preparation, I was able to handle the exams pretty well!

Now enough about my exams, I don’t want to think about anything related to international management until after Christmas.

As for my week, one conversation really stuck with me that I had with one of my u20 players (“Ryan”). Ryan had ask me what it took and what he could do to play in the NBA. It was a difficult question for me to answer without fully discouraging him for trying. I mean who am I to tell someone that they can’t make it to the NBA? So without saying those words, I thought it would be better to just tell him how much work has to be 

put in. I mentioned those players that he looks up to, like Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Derrick Rose all put in so much work to get to where they are. And that it wasn’t just the times they were in team practices that got them better, but the work outside of those practices and games when no one was watching. I told Ryan that he needed to be trying to out work everyone who is trying to get to the same place that he wants to go; ultimately the NBA. 

At the end, I mentioned to Ryan that just because you may not make it to the NBA necessarily, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t put in as much effort into your game. Reason being because basketball can still open up doors and opportunities to other things outside of the NBA. Like myself for example. Basketball was able to provide me with this great opportunity to be in Ireland. Anything can happen! Ryan understood what I was trying to say, and I truly believe it has opened his eyes to see how basketball can be his tool to great opportunities.

I want to continue to see him grow and get better as a player and person. Thank you for reading my blog, check in at the end of the week to see how my final week before Christmas break went!


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