Trust

Trust TRUST. As playoff games go on, as series and games matter more, the quality of trust comes to the fore. When I teach and speak, I often use the phrase “don’t trust your talent, trust your work ethic”. In the Philly v Nets game, there were a few plays toward the finish that displayed...

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Playoff Intensity

Playoff Intensity This is what it’s about. With excellent teams on the brink in the first round, the playoff intensity has truly arrived. As you watch these games, take a close look at the plays that decide games going down the stretch. As much as we appreciate the great passes, finishes, and...

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Raise The Level

Raise The Level One of the great things about the playoffs is the beauty of what the completion creates and exposes. As the games get more critical, we see the true measure of teams and individuals alike. The first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs has already been full of great stories, character...

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Bringing It Out

Bringing it out As the first-round progresses, it is so exciting to see what playoff pressure brings out for players and teams. Teams were challenged in the first games, players struggled, upsets happened. What are their responses? I’m watching the Nuggets vs Spurs and the Nuggets are getting a...

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Persistence + Belief

Persistence and Belief Someone forgot to tell the LA Clippers that their series is over. Last night’s game became one of the great stories in sport, because the Clippers had persistence and belief. The Clippers overcame the largest deficit in NBA playoff history against the defending World...

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That Guy

That Guy. The second day of the NBA Playoffs really showed the incredible impact of “that guy”. Each team with championship aspirations has one. The player that does it all for them; scores, creates, comes through in the clutch, forces the entire game plan to focus on them. You see teams change...

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Connection

Let’s watch the NBA playoffs with a word we use all the time here at The Shooting Guy: CONNECTION We know how important connection is for our jump shots and movement. What we will see during the playoffs is about culture and team CONNECTION. Team connection goes to the idea of the Why. Why teams...

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Post 5 - Teachers v Trainers

There are a great many choices out there for you to help build your skills in almost every area of endeavor in your life. There are language programs, computer training, sports training. The list goes on and on. So what is it that helps us choose which way to go for our individual needs? Let’s...

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Post 4 - Our Program

Here at The Shooting Guy, our program is geared toward teaching students how to both move their bodies first, and how to move the ball around their bodies, in a coordinated manner – a comprehensive approach that will help everyone move better, have better balance, and understand the proper...

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Post 3 - Have No Fear About Where You Start!

If you are in the beginning of your basketball life, we will be able to get you on the right track quickly and simply. You'll be able to build the right footwork, handwork and posture as it relates to balanced movement. You'll learn the proper mechanics (mechanics that have been misunderstood for...

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