“Most of the players who have made it this far from o…

“Most of the players who have made it this far from our country have only made it to the G League,” he says. “I want to go beyond that and show everyone in India that we are not just meant for the G League but also meant for the NBA.” “He’s put out the dream,” says Akshay Kotenkar, the director of basketball operations at NBA Academy India. “He is literally clearing the pathway for a lot of players. … And there’s so much more for him to achieve in this adventure.”
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June 17, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT Update
When did you figure out that the mental side of sports is something that also takes work? Chris Bosh: I found that out pretty early. I’d always noticed how people would compliment me for being smarter or even trying in the classroom. Then as I got older, in basketball, the plays became more complex. The situations became more complex, you have to learn all the offenses, you have to learn multiple plays, you have to remember them. You have to remember defensive coverages. I just saw right away how much people talk differently about somebody who can comprehend that information.
What did you learn from times when you lost? CB: Well, I definitely learned what I didn’t do right. There’s no escaping that. That’s why I love sports. Because the minute that you lose, you know that that was a better team. They played a better series, and you have to be OK with that. But then most importantly, you remember those shortcuts, you remember that loose ball you didn’t get. You remember that one more rep in the gym you didn’t get. Those are the things that come back to haunt you.
June 17, 2021 | 4:47 pm EDT Update