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CelticsFan1254 Amateur 22 posts since
May 16, 2010
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Jul 29, 2010 7:30 AM

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MATURE BASKETBALL PLAYER?

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  • Zacksly Expert 40 posts since
    Jul 24, 2010

    It means to be a leader.  Take good shots only.  Look to make your team better and to win.  Take control of the games thaT Might be slipping away.  Lead your team to victory.  Being an immature player is taking bad shots, turning the ball over.

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  • PHXSuns1 Legend 361 posts since
    Apr 25, 2010

    It means to be a Leader and pass the ball and dont always do it by yourshelf.

  • Phenom70 Legend 574 posts since
    Jul 27, 2010
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    3. Jul 29, 2010 10:54 AM (in response to PHXSuns1)
    Re: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MATURE BASKETBALL PLAYER?

    To be a mature basketball player means to:

     

    Have great sportsmanship. If you win, act like you deserved it, by not letting your emotions run wild, and laughing at the team you just beat. If you lose, don't throw a temper tantrum. Losing is a humbling experience, and you should learn from it. What could you have done better? Shoot more? Pass more? Don't be negative. Players get upset that they made a bad play, and they worry about the rest of the game, which they usually do worse. Just play the game. There are so many possessions in basketball, one mistake won't bring your team down. But, your attitude can, and attitude is a  virus that can affect anyone, no matter what you do.

     

    Playing your role. If you're a center, don't grab a rebound, and not outlet your point guard. It doesn't make sense. Neither does being a point guard, but not passing the ball to anyone. Play your role, and within yourself. Bring something new to the team, whether you're a center or PG. Develop blazing speed, or a nice set of post moves. Playing your role can also mean the difference between getting the minutes you want, or being at the end of the bench pouting, and wondering why you're not playing in the biggest game of your life!

     

    Be coachable. Don't talk back to the coach negatively if they tell you to go stand somewhere. Don't give them attitude. Let them instruct. If you don't understand, or you see something inside the play that could be an easier way, let him know. I do this a lot during practices. If we're running a play, I make sure to run it first, and when I get off, I watch every position. If I don't understand a certain part, I'll ask, whether it's the Freshman coach, JV coach, or Varsity coach. Be a student of the game by learning from your basketball teacher, who is most likely, willing to help you.

     

    Don't care about how many minutes you get. Certain players get more minutes because of there skills. If you feel you could be making an impact, then ask your coach what you can do to get it. What should you work on to get better? When you figure it out, work religiously on it, and better yourself. Work hard in practice, and when you do get your minutes, play your role. Do what you do best whether it's scoring, passing, or grabbing rebounds. Coaches love players that are multi-dimensional, and that could do it all. Example, Lebron James. He can score, he can pass, and he can grab rebounds. He's the most versatile player in the game, and he's only 25. But don't be mistaken that you can't do what he does. He's a student of the game who is always learning, and he practices hard.

     

    The most important, be a good teammate. This could fall in the leadership role as well. It could be on and off the court. If you know you have a game on Thursday, but a few of your teammates decide to go to a party that doesn't end until 2 A.M. in the morning, tell them that they shouldn't go. Let them know that they are a family. And, as a team, they should all be focused on tomorrow's game, and not out partying, which could negatively affect their play, cause some chemistry problems, and what teams try to avoid the most: A LOST ON THERE RECORD!!!!!!! Or, if someone on your team can't get a move down, help him out. Show him how to do it. Be a good teammate, and let him know. If someone is ball hogging, let them know. If you make a bad pass, and they give you a bad stare, then let them know you got them next play. Or, if they miss a layup, let them know that it happens, and that they'll get the next one. Being a leader and a good teammate is uniquely similiar.

     

    A mature basketball player plays his hardest, and doesn't complain whatever playing time he is given. He works hard every day at practice, and even harder in games. He is a good sport, and is coachable, and coaches love it. And, don't forget you have a duty in the classroom as well. If you see a friend even goofing off, tell him to finish his work first. Those little things can help you grow as a more mature person and player. You'll be more disciplined, which will help you in school and on the court.

     

    Take these tips and apply them, and not only will you be a more mature basketball player, you'll be a better student-athlete!

  • adanny14 Legend 590 posts since
    May 20, 2010

    A lot of the way a player is judged on how mature they are is based on their decision making. If they take poor shots, or turn the ball over a lot, then that leads to a lot of questions about that player. Also being mature on the basketball court means being a good leader, and helping out teamates, and constantly pushing your team to new heights.

  • ToughD Legend 502 posts since
    May 11, 2010

    Be a leader, make smart plays, and don't show emotions.





    Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

    - Kevin Durant

  • Beastcommander Amateur 31 posts since
    Sep 10, 2011

    it means that you are a smart hardworking player.it can also mean that able to take tough calls and not throw tempers. also it means that you share the ball and is not just worried about your stats.i jus means you are a sport.

  • Running 4 fitness Amateur 18 posts since
    Aug 30, 2011

    It's about leadership: reminding your teammates to stick to the gameplan, calling them to hustle harder for the ball on rebound, getting back on defense to your side of the court before your opponents do.

     

    It's about brotherhood: motivating your mates when the score gap is widening, pulling your mates away from scuffles when the game gets scorching hot, offering a hand to an opponent who fell onto the woodwork.

     

    Finally it's about generousity: giving up the ball to a teammate for the open shot, shielding your teammate's marker so that he gets the basket easily, and (in non-competitive games), giving your place to one of the boys waiting on the bench for a chance to be on court.





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  • miamiHEATBOY23 Legend 376 posts since
    May 21, 2011

    to be a mature basketball.player is to be a leader and make great plays for your team.also take the right shots at the right time.





    Great players are great leaders.Miamiheatboy

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