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Old 02-21-2016, 02:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Message to the young ballers.

Originally Posted by 01amberfirewv
I'm in the same boat. I didn't play organized basketball when I was younger but started getting into basketball when I was 30. I started coaching and learned ways to get better and started getting more skilled. My body doesn't work as well as it used to but it seems like lack of experience still kind of gets me in some situation. I can get by guys but don't always know what to do when I get there lol

I actually played high school ball and was pretty good despite not seriously dedicating myself, mostly due to my athleticism. Being a shade under 5'8", I was very quick and could blow by guys and keep guys in front of me on D. But what i would give to have the athleticism, reflexes and stamina of my youth to combine with my current skill level. I would be ripping it up against most people. It's much harder when you are playing against guys who are much younger, faster and have better stamina. So you need to out think and out skill these guys to impact the game. It works most of the time but when you play a guy who is taller and more athletic AND can play the game, that's when I feel my age.
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