Confidence, cockiness, swagger, arrogance…In everyday life these words are sometimes thought of as negative traits. However, when you think about these words from a basketball standpoint the meaning flips. Think about the best players. Do you ever hear them second guess themselves? No, they are FULL of confidence. When Kobe was asked if he would beat LeBron in a game of one-on-one, what do you think he said?
He was quick to say that he could “beat him in his sleep”. Every time a great player steps on the court, they expect to be great. If you want to be the best, you have to believe you can be the best. Remember not to confuse this with being arrogant off the court, trying to get in the spotlight, not giving teammates credit, and bragging about how good you are. But, be confident, plan on winning, and go do it.
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